Q. The word Gentile can refer to any non-Jew, pagan, heathen, infidel, as well as Christian, so I’m wondering if perhaps the phrase “full number of the Gentiles” from Romans 11:25 refers to the time when that one final person denies Christ and fulfills the cup of iniquity rather than being the last Gentile to accept Him What is your opinion of this?
A. Acts 15:13-18 describes the same event as Romans 11:25. It speaks of God first taking from the gentiles a people for Himself and then turning His focus back toward Israel again. So the full number of gentiles from Romans 11:25 refers to the people God is taking from the Gentiles for Himself, not people who are denying Him.