Question of the day: the Jews.
Growing up I always considered this to be a no-brainer… but the old the get, the more I wonder about it.
The Jews were God’s chosen people throughout Biblical history. We know that because of what the Bible says. However, we also know that the Jews rejected Jesus Christ and demanded His crucifixion.
Many people believe that the Jews lost their special standing with Almighty God when they rejected His Son. That crowd also believes that all born-again Christians (Jews and Gentiles) have replaced the Jews as a whole as the Chosen people of God. Still, others believe the Jewish people are still God’s chosen ones, and the Gentile Christians are merely grafted into the spiritual lineage through grace.
Back to my “no-brainer” comment… I have always believed that truth can be backed up by the Word of God. Therefore, I’ve always believed things that we can find in Scripture are clear-cut, no-brainers. However, I have had people on both sides of the fence use Scripture to “prove” (and I use that word lightly) their side of the discussion.
So here’s my question…
Are the Jews still God’s Chosen people, or did they lose that position when they rejected Jesus Christ?
AND… If the Jews are no longer God’s Chosen people, then who is? How do you know?
So, what are your thoughts on the matter? Do you have any Scripture with which you can back your opinions?