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Our Manifest Destiny
by Pastor Ricky Kurth
"In hope of eternal life, which God...promised before the world began" (Titus 1:2).
In the Law of Moses, God promised the people of Israel that they could "live" (Lev. 18:5)--live eternally--if they kept His commandments. We know that's what Leviticus 18:5 meant because the Lord Jesus quoted that verse to a Jewish man seeking eternal life (Lu. 10:25-28).
But God promised us Gentiles eternal life before the Law, even "before the world began." But unlike the promise of life He made to the Jews in the Law, He didn't reveal His promise to us Gentiles for thousands of years! Speaking of that promise (Tit. 1:2), Paul added,
"But hath in due times manifested His word through preaching, which is committed unto me..." (Titus 1:3).
When God finally decided to reveal His promise to give the Gentiles eternal life, He "manifested" it through Paul.