SIMEON AND THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL

by Gerald Bray in Vol. 8 No. 2 / Oct 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc8.2.2022.art11



Charles Simeon, one of the leading founders of modern Anglican Evangelicalism, was a staunch advocate of missions to the Jews, whom he regarded as God’s chosen people. Basing himself entirely on the witness of the prophets and apostles, he believed that the church held the gospel message in trust against the day when those for whom it was originally intended would hear it and turn to Christ. The church had a responsibility to proclaim the message of salvation to the Jewish people but was failing in its duty. In his sermons on the subject, Simeon called Christians back to faithful witness among Jews and did much to further the cause of Jewish evangelism in the Church of England and beyond.

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Jews, Israel, conversion, restoration, prophecy, fulfillment, miracle, mission
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