Politically Incorrect Statement #8
“They (the Pharisees) answered him (Christ), We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how can you, (Christ) say, You shall be made free?”
Comment: This quote from the Pharisees shows that they didn't comprehend the Lord's earlier statement regarding the source of truth and freedom (John 8:32).
The Lord answered them:
“I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you”... v.44 “You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Why would the Lord call these descendants of Abraham the children of Satan?
Recall Galatians 3:16 =>
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one,
and to your (Abraham's) seed, which is Christ."
Comment: Abraham's promise was to be fulfilled by Christ and through those who abide IN Christ. The promise has nothing to do with the lineage of Jacob or even of Abraham. The promise and covenant are to those who are of Christ - period - regardless of lineage. No grace by race. Nothing of the "Jews are the chosen ones" zionist propaganda. No dispensationalist nonsense here. The whole of the New Testament repeats this from Matthew to Revelation. In fact Matthew 21: 42-45 emphatically states that the kingdom of God shall be given to a "nation" that is, the true House of Israel (Christians) which will bear fruit.
None of this sits well with the zionist crowd be they evangelicals, other dispensationalists or Jews.
The House of Israel is not a geographic location nor is it a lineage. The House of Israel is the Body of Christ with its head as the Lion of Judah - He, that is, Christ Jesus being the completion and only member now of that "tribe."