I got my copy of The Everlasting Nation this week, the May/June issue...I guess I rarely read it carefully. For some reason I did read this one all the way through. In most of the articles the writers were espousing their interpretation of Romans 1:16 that "to the Jews first" is a statement of priority, not a reference to how the gospel was communicated historically. In other words, when starting a new church Christians are required to first go to the Jews of the community and try to evangelize them.
Now if this were just an opinion of interpretation I might be inclined to just let it go. All of us have interpretations of Bible texts that might fall into the "weird" category. However, this was not the case for The Everlasting Nation. On the back cover they state that this is a command of God, that we must obey it to be blessed, and that to disobey it is unbiblical. I have a real problem with that.
Has anyone else run into this teaching?