Acts 10:34-35; if "God does NOT show favoritism," why do some Christians?

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    My other thread about this issue in the Palestine - Israel conflict was closed because the OP didn't plainly state what I meant in citing this Scripture, but if the New Testament in the Bible says that "God does not show favoritism" — and it does say that — why do some Christians continue to show racial favoritism toward the Jews?...

    Acts 10:34-35, NIV
    (34)Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism (35)but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.









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    1. Because "Jew" is not a race.
    2. Because the Nation of Israel is God's chosen people and God's Word is plain when it states that He will bless those who bless her.

    What else do you need?
     
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    "Israeli" (or Jew) is a race. And that is the OLD TESTAMENT and not the NEW. Do you know what an "Old Testament" is? and what a "New Testament" is, and why Acts 10:34-35 therefore outranks whatever you are citing from the OLD TESTAMENT?

    Acts 10:34-35 is right in front of your face...WHY SHUT YOUR EYES TO IT???

    Acts 10:34-35, NIV
    (34)Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism (35)but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.
     
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    I edited post number 3...just wanted to inform everyone...:)











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    1. "Jew" is a religious, national, familial designation, not a genetic disposition.
    2. Jews are Semites, so are Arabs.
    3. The major racial classifications are Caucasian (which includes Semites), Mongolian, and Negroid.

    Thus, "Jew" is NOT a racial classification.

    Now, please show me exactly where God decided that He was no longer going to honor the covenant He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
     
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    Of course Israeli or Jew is a race.

    That race is called "Human".
     
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    Yes.
     
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    "Race" means a group of descendants, but whatever terminology you want to use, Acts 10:34-35 is crystal clear. What ever you judge Jews to be, Acts 10:34-35, which I did not write but was written a long time ago, says:

    (34)Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism (35)but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.

    How is it not clear that Acts 10:34-35 and anything else in the NEW Testament outranks anything that is in the Old Testament? Again, I didn't say it, but Acts 10:34-35 says it,

    ... God does not show favoritism (35)but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.

    I see no right of a Christian to continue to racially (or whatever other term you want to use) favor the Jews, when the Bible says that "God does not show favoritism."




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    Are you thus saying that God has abandoned the covenant He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the one He said would stand forever?

    You seem fixed on one portion of Scripture. Consider some others:

    Romans 1:16
    Romans 2:8-10
    It's clear, that while God makes no distinction among those He accepts, the Jews still have an honored place in His heart.

    Again, are you saying that God has abandoned the covenant He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
     
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    I edited the post to which you are replying. Maybe what I am saying has been made more clear by my edit. But the NEW Testament: God DOES NOT show favoritism. The OLD Testament: God does.

    This is what the NEW Testament says about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob:

    Matt. 8:11-12, KJV
    (11)And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. (12)But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.




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