Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on October 14, 2011 at 10:55 PM|
Acts 2:21 was referring to what Joel said, in Joel 2:32. And, if the Jews accepted Christ as their Messiah, He would have come back before Acts Eight, and there would have been no Church age. Then Joel's prophecy would have been fulfilled, and the Tribulation would have come in, before the Millennium. But, since they—the Jews—rejected Him, nationally, as their Messiah and the Church age came in, Joel's verses have to be pushed forward two thousand years to the Tribulation period. The last word was changed by the Lord to "saved" because the Jews would turn, either way—accepting Christ as their Messiah or rejecting Him—Joel's prophecy would have been fulfilled.
The book of Romans was written by Paul, in the Church age, to the Gentile Church at Rome. The Holy Spirit, in Romans 10:13 changed the last word to say "saved", NOT "delivered", spiritualizing Joel 2:32 making it apply, spiritually, to someone in this age, who would be delivered from their own self-righteousness unto the righteousness of God (Romans 10:3), the righteousness of Christ (Romans 10:4) and the righteousness of true faith (Romans 10:6).