Israel’s Hardening

Q. My question is about the destination of the Jews that have been blinded since the Crucifixion. Romans 11:25 speaks of this blindness. What verses can you refer me to that explains the destination of those Jews that die while still in their blindness to Jesus being the Messiah? What is the ultimate destination for the blinded unbelieving Jews since the Crucifixion and when will they be judged?

A. The ultimate destination for Jews who don’t accept the Lord’s pardon for their sins is the same as it is for Gentiles; eternal loss. Their judgment will come at the end of the Millennium at the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11-15).

But please take note of the fact the Romans 11:25 does not say individual Jewish people have been blinded. It says Israel has been hardened in part where their covenant with God is concerned. In the 2,000 years since the crucifixion untold numbers of Jewish people have been saved by accepting Jesus as their Savior.

And once the Church is gone, Israel will make a national renewal of their covenant relationship (Ezek. 39:22) and will eventually recognize Jesus as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10).

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