ISRAEL, THE JEWS AND THE GENTILES
Melle / Espelkamp/ Berlin. August 23, 2019. The Apostle Paul, under Divine inspiration, wrote that: 1″I say then,Hath God cast away His people? [The Jews] God forbid.For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew. (Romans 11:1-2) 5 Even so then at this present time also there is aremnant according to the election of grace.“(Romans 11:5 )
The Jewish people, are still “His people”, chosen according to the election of grace.
The Apostle Paul wrote to Gentile Christians, that through “the fall” of the Jewish people, the salvation of God came to the Gentiles:11″I say then,Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?“(Romans 11:11-12) „One day, God’s mystery will be fully revealed: “ All Israel shall be saved “
25″For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery,lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.“(Romans 11:25-27 Gentile Christians are commanded to love the Jewish people, because they are beloved of God “for the fathers’ sake” – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – the Patriarchs. This is not optional.
Gentile Christians are not to boast about their salvation, (Romans 11:19-22) as if the Jewish people were rejected by God.
According to the Bible, the Jewish people are not rejected by God:28″As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election,they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believe , that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all.“
(Romans 11:25-27) Therefore, Anti-Semitism, of any kind, is completely and totally against the will of God according to the Bible. The Jewish people are still the elect and “beloved” by God, who will one day completely fulfill His promise to Abraham and his descendants. (Genesis 15:1-7, 18-21; and Genesis 17:1-22; Genesis 22:16-18). God Almighty will one day judge all nation son their attitude towards Israel and the Jewish people – “On account of My people,My heritage Israel.” (Joel 3:2)
What the Nazi regime did to the Jewish people in “the name of God” is so horrible and abominable, that it is beyond description.The pain, suffering, and anguish caused to the Jewish people is really beyond description.Let us all pray for God’s forgiveness for the unspeakable crimes that have been committed in Germany against the Jewish people, and others,during the Holocaust under the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler.
Let us pray for His infinite mercy and forgiveness. Amen. Andrew Palo and Andreas Klamm