Q. My question is, are the Jews saved? Are they redeemed by Christ because they are God’s chosen? Many must love God. I ask because I have a couple of Jewish friends, and am worried about this. I love them and don’t want them to go to Hell. I’ve tried witnessing, but being the normal teenagers they are, they totally rejected what I said. Will the Jews be saved after the Tribulation?
A. Some people teach what’s been called “dual covenant” theology. They believe that Jews don’t need to come to Jesus for salvation because they have the Old Covenant. But this contradicts the Lord’s own teaching that, “No one comes to the Father but through me” (John 14:6). There have been many Jews through out the last 2,000 years who have individually come to know Jesus as their Messiah and have received eternal life because of it. They have become part of the Church and will go in the rapture / resurrection before Daniel’s 70th Week begins.
At the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week Israel will experience a national return to their Old Covenant relationship with God, and as the 2nd Coming draws near many of them will finally accept Jesus as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10). They will be the ones who inhabit the Promised Land during the Millennium and receive the blessings of Israel’s Kingdom Age.