Noel: After reading your response to John, I had a thought (I know, scary thing). Sometimes--in fact many times--in the scriptures and doctrines of the church, one word does mean many different things. For example--salvation and exaltation. Are they the same?? Sometimes "Salvation" is used in a context to mean "Exaltation" but generally speaking, and standing alone, they are not.
I think context is important as you make your list of relevant scriptures. For instance, we are gentiles. Most of us have earth origins that go back to Europe--or that is predominant in our genealogy. However, we are adopted into the tribes of Israel by our righteousness. That is what my patriarchal blessing tells me. I am of the tribe of Ephraim. Am I a direct descendent of Ephraim? I doubt it. It's an adoption thing. In another context, the term gentile is meant to refer to the worldly world--those who do not have the light of Christ. end of thoughts FWIW val .:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:._.:*~*:. 互户互户互户互户互户互 ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================