God’s warnings through Moses – Part 5 of ‘The Hope of Israel’

(This is an edited version of chapter 5 of Mauro’s book.) God’s covenant at Mount Sinai was very broad in scope, extending to the entire community that left Egypt with Moses, but was conditional in character, i.e. the performance of its promises by Jehovah was dependant upon certain express conditions, which the Israelites bound themselves […]

The Hope of the Patriarchs – Part 4 of ‘The Hope of Israel’

(This is an edited version of chapter 4 of Mauro’s book.) ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for’ (Hebrews 11:1) We now return to the Old Testament Scriptures for the purpose of ascertaining what they predict concerning the children of Israel, and particularly whether they foretell the restoration of their national greatness in a […]

More on Paul’s insight into the Promises – Part 3 of ‘The Hope of Israel’

(This is an edited version of the third chapter of Mauro’s book.) I showed at the outset how the Gospel for which Paul was persecuted by the Jews and imprisoned, was equated with the ‘hope of Israel’. Paul’s credentials lie in the fact that he persecuted the church, and was stopped in his tracks by God’s […]

On the Literal Interpretation of Prophecy – Part 2 of ‘The Hope of Israel’

(This is an edited version of the second chapter of Mauro’s book, The Hope of Israel.) The main purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate that the contrast in Scripture is not between the spiritual and the literal, but between the spiritual and the natural. A passage of Scripture, when taken ‘literally,’ may refer either to ‘that […]

Not Paying Heed to Jewish Fables – Part 1 of ‘The Hope of Israel’

(This is an edited version of the preamble and first chapter of Mauro’s book, The Hope of Israel.) Jewish fables (literally, myths) are no new thing. Paul has plainly warned the household of faith not to heed them. He has not given us a list of those grievous heresies; but it is well known that the one […]

Dispensationalism justifies the Crucifixion

“The place that is called Calvary” (Luke 23:33) has obtained an enduring and hallowed distinction far above and beyond all other localities of earth, because at that place the death sentence was duly executed that had been pronounced by two tribunals – the Jewish and the Roman, the ecclesiastical and the civil – upon Jesus […]


MGN Conference, November 2008 The New Testament proclaims the Gospel, or the Good News. It announces the fulfilment of something that had been longed for and eagerly expected. But the same good news is also said to be “God’s power, for the Salvation of all who believe.” The Gospel clearly demands something from those who […]

Correspondence with Dr. Fruchtenbaum

We received a couple of complaints in response to the article “Rightly dividing the word of truth” by Kevin Daly, accusing us of “misrepresenting” Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum. The article – based on email correspondence between Dr. Fruchtenbaum and the author – dealt with the question of whether the Old Testament should be interpreted in the light of the […]

Israel and the promises of God (part 3 of ‘Rightly dividing the word of truth’)

‘The Old Testament promises a national salvation of Israel, it promises a natural restoration when the Jews will live in peace in the whole Promised Land, and nothing in the New Testament can cancel those divine unconditional promises, and if it does so it becomes a fraudulent document. If it precedes [proceeds?] to provide additional information, […]

The Claims of the New Testament (part 2 of ‘Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth’)

“A basic problem I see in your hermeneutical principle is you seem to use the New Testament to interpret what the Old Testament says, but I think that is the wrong way to go about it.”                                                       Fruchtenbaum Scripture must be interpreted according to its own requirements. We should consider: What does the New […]