Sorry, but God’s people are the church, not the Jews. God still loves the Jews of course, but they are outside his revealed plan of salvation. Jesus and John the Baptist before him were quite plain spoken about the spiritual peril of Jews who trusted solely in their ancestry. You cannot reject God incarnate and remain his special people.
posted on 11/20/2012 5:35:02 AM PST
To the Jews "belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, for the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable."
Jews are God's people by the Old Covenant. That was not ended. Christians are God's people by the New Covenant
posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:09 AM PST
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I didn't say Jews would automatically get salvation. I said they were God's people. People that go to church aren't automatically saved either. Jesus came to the Jew first, then to the Gentile, but He was still a Jew. Jesus was revealed through the Jews, even if they had no part in Him. Condemning Jews because they are Jews is frowned upon in the Bible. I don't think God is neutral in a conflict between Jews and Muslims. Be on the winning side. The whole Bible is about Jesus being revealed through the Jews. It says in the end, all Israel will be saved. Judgement is above my pay grade. The Jews have paid a terrible price to be "chosen people". God loves them just the same.
Choosing the side of Muslims over the Jews would not be a smart move for a Christian. God is not neutral.
posted on 11/20/2012 7:50:14 AM PST
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