God’s Chosen People. Follow Up

Q. You have given 4 reasons why God chose the Jews,which have all been fulfilled. Why then do we still refer to them as God’s Chosen 0r special people today? Please explain Gal.3:26-29 and the book of Ephesians plus many more which tell us we are now one.

A. It’s true that during the Church Age Jews and Gentiles are one, but only if they’re in Christ. That’s because when we’re in Christ we’re no longer seen by God as being either Jew or Gentile (Gal.3:26-29). In the Church He has taken some who were formerly Jews and some who were formerly Gentiles and made them into one new man (Ephes. 2:14-18), literally a new race of humanity.

But Israel and the Gentiles don’t just disappear. Although the Church will inherit the New Jerusalem, Jews who come to faith in Jesus after the rapture of the Church but before the 2nd Coming will inherit Israel, and Gentiles who come to faith in Jesus after the rapture but before the 2nd Coming will inherit the nations. Three different groups, three different destinies.

By the way, the 4 objectives God set out for Israel are not fully accomplished. Israel’s greatest achievements in this regard will come during the Kingdom Age, which we call the Millennium, and will surpass even those of Solomon’s time.

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