The Bible speaks of 3 classes of people throughout history and prophecy.
“Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God” 1 Corinthians 10:32.
From the time of Adam to Abraham, all people were Gentiles (Genesis 10:5).
Abraham was called by God to begin a new nation, and thus, became a Jew (Hebrew/Israelite). Jacob was his grandson, whom God renamed “Israel” (Gen. 32:27-28). His 12 sons became the 12 tribes of Israel and began the Hebrew nation.
The church, the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23), began on the day of Pentecost. It is composed of only saved Jews and Gentiles. We are speaking here of the true church of genuine believers in Christ, their Savior.
Click the blue headline link at top to read Dave Hunt’s essay on JEWS, GENTILES and the CHURCH.