How does salvation work? Is Israel still God’s chosen people or are they on the same footing as everyone else now that the Messiah has come? In Off Script episode 17, Is Jesus the Only Way to God?, Brian wrote in, inquiring if a Torah-observant Jew could be saved even if he or she didn’t believe in Jesus. He sharpened his question by pointing out how painfully aware many Jews are of how Jesus’ followers have horribly mistreated their people over the centuries. In this interview, Matthew Elton deftly works his way through several of Paul’s epistles, giving special attention to Romans 9 to find an answer. Whether you are interested in Jewish-Christian relations or struggle to understand the doctrine of election, this bible-heavy interview is sure to stimulate your thinking on these important issues.
Notes and Links:
- Check out Off Script 17: Is Jesus the Only Way to God?
- Listen to another interview with Elton called Churchology vs. Christianity from way back when he was still in high school.
- Visit here to read a number of Elton’s theological articles, especially the one called “A Free Will Perspective on Romans 9 and Predestination“
- Intro music: “District Four” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.