22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.
23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
In verse 22 above, Apostle Paul asks us to consider the goodness and severity of God. This verse has been greatly misapplied and misunderstood by those who believe in the doctrine of eternal torture in hell. They misinterpret this verse to mean that God is both good and severe, good to those Gentile believers who are saved but severe to those unbelieving Jews who are judged to go to hell. However, Eternal Torture preachers forget to read the next two verses, verses 23 and 24, which prove that the cutting off, of the branches, was only temporary and that God will graft back the unbelieving Jews into their own Holy Olive Tree. These verses also totally disprove 'Replacement Theology', which says that the church has replaced Israel and that unbelieving Jews are lost forever. Verse 22 gives a warning to Gentile Christians to be sure to continue in the goodness of God, otherwise God will cut them off too, like He did the unbelieving Jews.
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