Are the Jews God’s chosen people?

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

Are the Jews God’s chosen people?

It’s a long story, but yes: the Jews are God’s chosen people, which is why, when they rejected Christ, Christ rejected them and the gospel went to the Gentiles.

In fact, Jesus was sent only to the Jews. He was not sent to the Gentiles:

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

No One Is Righteous

“What then? Are we Jewsa any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written:

“None is righteous, no, not one;
no one understands;
no one seeks for God.

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”

“Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”

“The venom of asps is under their lips.”

“Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
in their paths are ruin and misery,
and the way of peace they have not known.”

“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.

For by works of the law no human beingc will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.” ~ Saint Paul (Romans 3:9-20)

Gentiles are offered salvation and possession of the Kingdom of God only because Jews (i.e., Israel) rejected Jesus Christ:

The Parable of the Tenants

“Hear another parable. There was a master of a house [God] who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants [Jews], and went into another country. When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants [prophets] to the tenants to get his fruit. And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. Finally he sent his son [Jesus] to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants [Gentiles]who will give him the fruits in their seasons.” Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you [Jews] and given to a people [Gentiles]producing its fruits. And the one who falls on this stone [Jesus] will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.” When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet. ~ Matthew 21:33-46

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“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

See: Goats, not Scapegoats – Jesus on Jews (and Gentiles) who reject him as Messiah (Savior) – http://wp.me/pPnn7-xy

Long story short, God chose the Jews because they were the smallest and weakest people group on earth, so that he could demonstrate his power through them.

“It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples…” ~ Deuteronomy 7:7

God gave the Jews the promise, the covenants, the law, the prophets, and Christ, which is why they have been condemned for not keeping these and for refusing to following Christ.

This is why Jews are so hateful of (= anti-) Christ, because they chose to follow Satan rather than God, having spurned their Messiah to his face, which is why Christ cursed and condemned them for doing so (see: Matthew 23).

VIDEO – Jesus Of Nazareth Angry against Pharisees – http://youtu.be/27VbFALHsjg

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.” ~ Jesus (John 8:42-45)

The Gentiles never knew any better so were not responsible, except to their conscience, for keeping the law, since they had no law, no, covenants, no prophets, no messiah.

In the end, before Christ returns, the Gentiles, too, will reject Christ, and the Jews will repent and believe in him.

See: A Simple and Biblical “End Times” Timeline – http://wp.me/sPnn7-637

Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans has the best explanation of this, and I would recommend you read that.

See: http://esv.scripturetext.com/romans/1.htm

Below are links to some of the many articles I have written about this important subject, and a link to an important video by Dr. Kenneth Gentry on this subject as well.

I’m a Christian, so I believe what the Bible says about the Jews, which I explained above.

As I said, it’s a long story, and it takes time to study and comprehend. But it’s a wonderful and very important story, so it’s well worth taking the time to study it.

God wants all peoples to be saved.

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:24)

The Jews, as Saint Paul tells us, were and are examples of and for all peoples.

“Now these things happened to them [Jews] as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.” ~ Saint Paul (1 Corinthians 10:11)

Had we Gentiles been chosen instead, we would have done the same things.

We have a human nature (=sin) problem, not a Jewish problem.

VIDEO – Dr. Kenneth Gentry – The Beast of Revelation (16 of 25) Anti-Israel Anti-Semitic? – http://youtu.be/OGSbi_UssAg

See: Is the New Testament Anti-Semitic? – http://wp.me/pPnn7-21a

See: Goats, not Scapegoats – Jesus on Jews (and Gentiles) who reject him as Messiah (Savior) – http://wp.me/pPnn7-xy

See: The Old Covenant and the New Covenant – http://wp.me/pPnn7-UI

See: “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people” – http://wp.me/pPnn7-Ua

See: Moses and Jesus prophesy Israel’s disobedience and destruction – http://wp.me/pPnn7-1FZ

See: Anti-Christ? Anti-Semitic? – http://wp.me/pPnn7-24Z

See: Antichrist Israel and the Error of Christian Zionism – http://wp.me/pPnn7-h9

A note to my critics – Please stop slandering me by calling me anti-semitic. I am not. Read my writings, read the Bible, and stop using ad hominem fallacies and sophomoric smear tactics against me falsely. Thanks.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 5:11)

Wikipedia – “Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is prejudice or hatred of, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage. A person who holds such views is called an “antisemite”.”

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism

Democracy Now – The anti-semitism “trick” used on critics of Israel – http://youtu.be/uW3a1bw5XlE

Logic 101 – The ad hominem fallacy- http://youtu.be/FD50OTR3arY

This writer’s hope and belief:

“I believe in the risen Christ – the Son of the living God – who is the living savior of all humankind. I believe that this good news of our salvation, which comes to us only through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, is for both Jew and Gentile. I believe that anyone who hears and willfully rejects this great offer of salvation, who willfully refuses to turn away from doing evil, and who willfully refuses to do good works, is forever and rightfully damned to receive the eternal punishment of almighty God, because I believe what Jesus, in the Gospels, has said. My hope is that all – both Jew and Gentile – will repent of (turn away from) their evil deeds (sins), believe in the resurrected Christ (have faith), and begin doing good for all peoples everywhere (good deeds) so that all might be saved and so that none should ever be damned. This is the only way we, together, can do God’s will, which is to love one another, as a human community on earth, just as his will is being done by the community of angels and saints who are in heaven.” ~ A. J. MacDonald, Jr.

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