The Hebraic Roots Movement

Q.  I am wondering what the Biblical responsibility towards Jerusalem and the Jewish people is for those who have received Christ as their Savior and live under grace. I see pastors wearing prayer shawls and holding firm to the Old Testament laws, holidays and feasts and have noticed a major influx of church leaders preaching and teaching about the Jewish people still being God’s chosen people and about how much we owe them.

I pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem, but I don’t feel led by the Lord to buy a prayer shawl or observe feasts and holidays as laid out in the Old Testament. I can’t find the requirement for any of that in the post resurrection scriptures, but, if these are things I should be addressing, I will. My outlook on this is simply stated: Either Jesus changed everything, or He didn’t. I believe He did.  Can you please clarify this for me?

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Will Every Jew Be Saved?

Q. In Rom. 11:26-27, God tells us that “all Israel shall be saved.”  Does that mean that all Jews still alive at the end of the Great Tribulation will be believers?  Or, said in another way, does it mean that all non-believing Jews will have died?

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The Wheat And The Tares

Q. I had an inquiry as to your understanding of Matthew 13:29.  What is your take on the statement to not gather the tares because you may root up the wheat with them.  I understand this will happen at the end of the age and I also understand we have free will to accept our Lord.  It’s just kinda curious to me.

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Can You Be A Christian And Hate Israel?

Q.  I was on a site recently that called itself Christian but was basically devoted to bashing Jews and Israel.  Their posts were just a lot of what I perceived as anti-Israel propaganda. They claimed that if people were made aware of the evil of Zionism and what it stands for then they would see “the truth.”  When I identified myself as a Christian and a supporter of Israel, because of what the Bible says, I was mocked and called a “Zionist”.  They told me I needed to have the courage to pray and ask the Lord to show me the truth about Israel and the Jews.  Where do you think people like this stand as far as the Lord is concerned?

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Election Or Choice?

Q. I have a question about election vs. choice where our salvation is concerned.  If only those who are elect can be saved that means millions of people were born who were given no choice in the matter of existing in a fallen form with a destiny to be damned. I do not see how this can be possible with a loving God!

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More About The Seven Year Treaty?

Q. Can you tell me more about the 7 year peace treaty? Between whom will it take place, when and will we be raptured before then? Is it the last thing to take place before the rapture?

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Will All Jews Be Saved?

Q. I have heard people say: “All the Jews will be saved.”  Is that true?  If all the Jews will go to heaven, what about those that die today and tomorrow, before the rapture or before proving their faith in the tribulation period? Will they go to heaven or not? Isn’t Jesus the only “ticket” to the Father and Heaven?

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The Great Pause. One More Time

Q.  I understand your view on replacement theology and how we have not displaced Israel as God’s people. Through your post on “The Great Pause” I’ve seen how God has only paused His time line for Israel. In accordance with Romans 11:17, my church teaches that we are grafted into Israel. What exactly does that mean? To what extent? Are God’s promises for Israel for us too? Should we be observing Jewish feast days or is the church totally separate from Israel?

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Questioning The Placement Of Ezekiel’s Battle

Q. I Write to comment on your book (Seven Things You have to know…) concerning the Sequence of Major Events of the Last Days.

You mentioned that the Rapture is the First event, then the Battle of Gog and then the 70th Week of Daniel, but why should not the 70th Week begin before the Battle of Gog and not after it?

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The Fig Tree Analogy Of Matt. 24

Q.  I am reading a book on prophecy by Tim LaHaye.  He states that there is no substantiation that the fig tree in Matt 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 represents Israel. He further points out that Luke 21:29 refers to “the fig tree and all the trees.”  And thus, the fig tree cannot be Israel.  What are your thoughts?

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