Conditional Forgiveness versus UnConditional Forgiveness
A 2-Part Study
By Arthur J Licursi
Three quarter of the Bible consist of that which applies to the Nation Israel only as described under it Mosaic Law system as well as the words of Jesus spoken to Israel concerning. Only the thirteen epistles of the Apostle Paul, as “the Apostle to the Gentiles” (Rom. 11:13) uniquely apply to the Gentile church that Paul calls “the body of Christ,” describing a different gospel and different relationship with God. In our study of the Scriptures, it is vitally is important to maintain these distinctions if we are to “rightly divide the word of Truth,” so as not to misapply Israel’s Scriptures to us today.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
Paul in the verse above is not saying we divide Bible truth from error, but rather divide Bible truth that is applicable to Israel from Bible truth that is applicable to “the body of Christ.”
Nowhere is this distinction more important than when we consider the forgiveness of sins.