Dear Susan,

ranton I would say that I'm most definitely not stereotypical of Baptist, and what experience I do have would lead me to believe that most Baptist do not think about or learn about the relationship of the Church to God or how Israel and the Church compare. They are quite given the most child like of answers which they will then recite in order to answer any questions that may come up. Most of the Baptist I've met who are not reformed are dispensationalist b/c they don't know that there's any other way of seeing it. Personally I can say for certain that I am most definitely not dispensationalist and I think that anyone who can say that they are either does not know what that means or has not read their Bible any lenght at all. rantoff

As for your list here, I think it's a good list that applies both to the Israel and to the church and shows that just as God blessed His chosen people in the OT so too does He bless His chosen people in the NT. The sad fact is that most people just don't have the desire or the encouragement to study these things out and come to an opinion, rather they let their pastors do it for them just as those pastors have let their pastors tell them. It's the blind leading the blind!

-Brother Luke