One King

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About the Book

Few subjects have been more controversial throughout history than Israel. Some say her significance ended in the first century, but if God is finished with the Jewish people, how has Israel miraculously reemerged as a state after two millennia of dispersion? Why is the rage of nations, ideologies, and religions aimed ultimately at the destruction of this group of people once predicted to bless the whole earth? And how is the church supposed to relate to a modern, secular Israel in these intensifying times? Who constitutes the true people of God—Israel or followers of Jesus?

As the controversy around Israel increases, anti-Semitism rises, and the gospel mission to every people group nears completion, the global church will be forced to answer these questions. We must understand both the original Old Testament gospel mandate and exactly how the first coming of Jesus dramatically shifted redemptive history.

The New Testament teaches that God’s promises to both Israel and the nations will be fulfilled by One King—Jesus. Discover God’s Jesus-centered solution to the conundrum of history and answer to the question, “What is true Zion, and who are the people of God?”


  • Samuel Whitefield


  • Forerunner Publishing

Publish Year:

  • 2016


  • 978-1-938060-35-9


One King constitutes one of the best reads I have yet seen on this most critical issue. My only wish is that this book may fall into the hands of every serious Bible student and pastor. Dr. Walker C. Kaiser, Jr.
President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Samuel Whitefield is one of the clearest thinkers on these matters. During an age when the writings of many Christians bring more fog than clarity, One King is a crisp breath of clean air. Joel Richardson
New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and filmmaker

Samuel Whitefield has written a powerful book on Israel and its destiny. He handles the Scriptures with accuracy and provides a very compelling overall framework. Dr. Daniel Juster
Author and Founder, Tikkun International

At a time when there is so much confusion and erroneous teachings about Israel and the Jewish people in the worldwide Church Samuel Whitefield has made an important contribution in bringing a deeper Biblical understanding on this vital topic. It is my hope and prayer that this book will greatly impact and guide a new generation of Christian believers in understanding and embracing God´s call for the Jewish people and His plans for Israel. Tomas Sandell
Founding Director, European Coalition for Israel

About the Author

Director of Israel Mandate Department


  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
  3. Part 1: The Basis of the Gospel—Abraham's Promise
  4. 1. God's Promises to Abraham
  5. 2. The Progression of the Promises in the Old Testament
  6. 3. The New Testament Affirmation of the Promises
  7. 4. Abraham’s Promises Have Not Been Fulfilled
  8. Part 2: The New Testament and the People of God
  9. 5. Israel’s Promises and the Body of Jesus
  10. 6. The New Testament, the People of God, and Israel
  11. Part 3: Understanding the Election of Israel
  12. 7. Paul’s Dilemma and God’s Election
  13. 8. Israel’s Historical Challenge with God’s Election
  1. 9. The Challenge of Election
  2. 10. Paul’s View of Israel’s Election
  3. Part 4: Israel's Future in the New Testament
  4. 11. The Fulfillment of Israel’s Promises in the New Testament
  5. 12. Is AD 70 the End of Israel’s Story?
  6. Part 5: The Kingdom
  7. 13. King Jesus
  8. 14. The King of Israel and the Nations
  9. Part 5: The Church, the Jewish People, and the Modern State of Israel
  10. 15. The Church and the Jewish People
  11. 16. The Complexity of the Modern State
  12. Acknowledgments
  13. Bibliography


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