Israel, the chosen ones?

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Israel the chosen ones?

Many Christians have asked, many have wondered, answers were never presented. So here you go.

In the year of 2004, John Piper, a pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, delivered a sermon from Romans 11:25-32 titled “Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East.” In it, he offers seven principles concerning the ever-contentious issue of “the Land”:

1. God chose Israel from all the peoples of the world to be his own possession.

2. The Land was part of the inheritance he promised to Abraham and his descendants forever.

3. The promises made to Abraham, including the promise of the Land, will be inherited as an everlasting gift only by true, spiritual Israel, notdisobedient, unbelieving Israel.

4. Jesus Christ has come into the world as the Jewish Messiah, and his own people rejected him and broke covenant with their God.

5. Therefore, the secular state of Israel today may notclaim a present divine right to the Land, but they and we should seek a peaceful settlement not based on present divine rights, but on international principles of justice, mercy, and practical feasibility.

6. By faith in Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah, Gentiles become heirs of the promise of Abraham, including the promise of the Land.

7. Finally, this inheritance of Christ’s people will happen at the Second Coming of Christ to establish his kingdom, not before; and till then, we Christians must not take up arms to claim our inheritance; but rather lay down our lives to share our inheritance with as many as we can.

Source : Stephen Sizer

Full references from the bible will be presented in a much future posting.

Stay tuned!

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Palestinians mourners during the funeral of Salem Paul Sweliem in Gaza City on November 20th, 2012. According to the family, the 53-year-old Christian believer, carpenter & journalist, was murdered during an Zionist missile strike on a high-rise building.

Rest in peace, Salem.

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One thought on “Israel, the chosen ones?

  1. But surprisingly enough Christians are always fooled by Jews.They have soft spots for the Jews.The Jews never really have real love for them.Why,does anybody know?

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