This is to explain how Israel and her Kingdom gospel program was set aside for a time… while God brought a new Grace gospel program to the Gentiles through the Apostle Paul.
Mercy and grace are often confused. While the terms may seem to have similar meanings, grace and mercy are not the same.
To briefly summarize the difference:
- Mercy is God not punishing us as our sins would deserve… you don’t get what you deserve!
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,”