What Does Christ as “True Israel” Mean for the Nation Israel?: A Critique of the Non-Dispensational Understanding

Michael J. Vlach | July 26, 2012

Non-dispensationalists often claim that Jesus’ identity as “true Israel” means there is no longer any future significance for Israel as a national entity. For them, if Christ is “true Israel,” this means that all who believe in Christ whether they are Jew or Gentile are now part of Israel by relation of their identification with Jesus, the true Israelite. Thus, national Israel’s place in the plan of God no longer exists. This approach, though, draws incorrect conclusions concerning how Jesus relates to Israel. Jesus is identified with Israel and He is the true and ultimate Israelite. But this identification serves as the basis for national Israel’s restoration, not Israel’s non-significance in God’s plans.

Vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 2012)

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Vlach, Michael J.. "What Does Christ as “True Israel” Mean for the Nation Israel?: A Critique of the Non-Dispensational Understanding." The Master's Seminary Journal 23, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 43-54.