The Bible is Exclusive to Israel in 1 Timothy 2:4

1 Timothy 2:4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

Continuing a discussion that some wanted to make scripture more inclusive by advocating a broad view of 1 Timothy 2:4 having all men on the planet included. However the text shows more detail.

1 Timothy 2:6 “Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

It should be noted that in discussing those same men the text says that Christ gave Himself as a ransom for all. Again we are dealing with the exclusive Law of the Kinsman Redeemer. Those men then had to be kin of the one doing the ransoming or redeeming. The act of redemption is exclusive to true Israel.

1 Timothy 2:7 “Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.”

The Latin word Gentiles was inserted into the text in verse 7 by the translators protecting church doctrine of the day. Paul actually used the word Nations. He did this instead using Israel letting us know that he was specifically talking about the Ten Northern tribes. Hosea details the impending divorce of the Ten Northern Tribes by God. These tribes lost the right to be called Israel and were renamed “not my people” in Hosea 1:9. These “not my people” are the subject of Romans 9:24-26.

Romans 9:24-26 “Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Judeans only, but also of the Gentiles? As he saith also in Hosea, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.”

With Christ these “not my people” or Nations again became known as Christians. This has all occurred as history shows.

Hosea 2:23 “And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.”

By the way “sow” is a key word. See the Matthew 13 parables.

It is important to remember that the people of Israel now make up many nations, a multitude of nations and a company of nations as promised to Abraham, Jacob and Ephraim. (The modern day Jews are not Israelites.)

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