Never will Christians cease to be ashamed workmen so long as they teach or believe that Matthew 23:38 marked the fall of Israel described In Romans 11:5–15. It is true that Israel was bitterly denounced In Matthew 23:33 as serpents and vipers; but in Acts 3:25 they are addressed as children. How did the serpents once more become children? By the prayer of Christ on the Cross (Lk. 23:34). This brought the message of Acts 3:16-18, and the “first” of Acts 3:26. Christ was raised from the dead to be Israel’s Savior (Acts 5:31).
by J.C. O’Hair