Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fullness of the Gentiles

Olive Tree
Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved... (Romans 11:25-26a)
Many have asked: What does "the fullness of the Gentiles" mean in Rom 11:25? There are several views: