Q. If Israel is God’s chosen people and the Messianic Jews are those who have admitted they were sinners and have accepted Christ, then who will be the remnant saved in Petra?
A. Remember, those being told to flee into the mountains in Matt. 24:16 will be residents of Israel (Judea was the Biblical name for Israel). I believe some of them will be believers in Jesus, but most will be orthodox Jews who are obedient to the Old Testament Law. Otherwise they wouldn’t have to worry about Sabbath travel restrictions mentioned in Matt. 24:20. They will become believers in Jesus before the 2nd Coming (Zechariah 12:10).