GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE. IS GOD RACIST?

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Let me start this pondering by quoting the following excerpt:

At the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, many Jews who identify as atheists, secular humanists and other religious “nones” attend synagogue. Most go once a year — like Christians who go to church only at Christmas or Easter. But others, like Schrogin, are active, integral parts of a religious community that, ideologically, they stand apart from.

“ATHEISM AND JUDAISM ARE NOT CONTRADICTORY, so to have an atheist in a Jewish congregation isn’t an issue or a challenge or a problem,” Shrogin said. “It is par for the course. That is what Judaism is. It is our tradition to question God from top to bottom.”

Link to the complete article entitled Atheist Jews – Judaism without GOD:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/atheist-jews-judaism-without-god_n_978418.html

The phrase “ATHEISM AND JUDAISM ARE NOT CONTRADICTORY” is a scary statement of fact! Why?” If atheists are known to be people who do not believe in GOD, and Judaism is said to be “not contradictory” to such a view, does it not mean that Judaism espouse the same stance; that is, they do not believe in GOD?

No wonder the Lord GOD said: Wherefore the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, BUT HAVE REMOVED THEIR HEART FAR FROM ME, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men… (Isaiah 29:13)

Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: THEY HAVE FORSAKEN THE LORD, THEY HAVE PROVOKED THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL UNTO ANGER, they are gone away backward.

Even so, GOD said:

FOR ISRAEL HATH NOT BEEN FORSAKEN, NOR JUDAH OF HIS GOD, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel. (Jeremiah 51:5)

See how forgiving and faithful GOD is? However, prophet Isaiah wrote the following:

Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a VERY SMALL REMNANT, WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AS SODOM, AND WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE UNTO GOMORRAH…[10:20] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. [21] The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. [22] For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

How will this come about?

Zechariah 13:9 And I WILL BRING THE THIRD PART THROUGH THE FIRE, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Note: After the coming second holocaust which will kill two third of all the Jewish People from the face of the earth, the remaining third will go through the Tribulation identified as Jacob’s Trouble: Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; BUT HE SHALL BE SAVED OUT OF IT.

Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: THEY SHALL INHERIT THE LAND FOR EVER, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

Until GOD brings “the third part through fire,” it is to be assumed that two third of the Jewish people lost their status as the Chosen People.

Then, somebody will bring up the subject of Israelis wars of 1948 and the Six Day War of 1967 where it was obvious that GOD’s hand was behind the scraggly equipped war machines that they had when the Arabs’ nations surround their tiny GOD given land to annihilate them into oblivion.

The scripture has the answer:

Ezekiel 36:19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. [20] And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. [21] BUT I HAD PITY FOR MINE HOLY NAME, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. [22] Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I DO NOT THIS FOR YOUR SAKES, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL, BUT FOR MINE HOLY NAME’S SAKE, WHICH YE HAVE PROFANED AMONG THE HEATHEN, WHITHER YE WENT.

Having read that let us study the following subject: ARE THE JEWISH PEOPLE STILL THE CHOSEN PEOPLE?

Uploaded on March 1, 2011
http://www.newapologia.com/are-the-je…

To say the people of Israel (the chosen people) do not constitute the people who have faith in the God of Israel (i.e. Christians) but, instead constitute people who are of a particular race (i.e. the Jewish race) is to say that God is somehow a racial supremacist; “choosing” only those who are of the Jewish race with no respect to their faith.

Are the Jewish people still chosen?

What does it mean to be a chosen person?

Do the Jewish people worship the God of Abraham?

Is Israel the church?

Are Christians now Israel?

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The Lord Jesus shows us how “JUST” our LORD GOD is:

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. [18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

No, GOD cannot be racist like some us human beings are. I wrote an article, a few days ago, which you all might overlooked in: IS HE THE GOD OF THE JEWS ONLY

http://wp.me/p3jyMk-Zk

Of course, “NO”!

Through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, we learn from apostle Paul:

Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, [24] Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? [25] As he saith also in Osee (Hosea), I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. [26] AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IN THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS SAID UNTO THEM, YE ARE NOT MY PEOPLE; THERE SHALL THEY BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF THE LIVING GOD.

That is the gentiles or goyim or the non-Jews! GOD’s plan has always been the gathering together back into His folds all people on the earth! His message of love was even written by one of His prophets!

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, THAT IN THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS SAID UNTO THEM, YE ARE NOT MY PEOPLE, THERE IT SHALL BE SAID UNTO THEM, YE ARE THE SONS OF THE LIVING GOD…[2:23] AND I WILL SOW HER UNTO ME IN THE EARTH; AND I WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HER THAT HAD NOT OBTAINED MERCY; AND I WILL SAY TO THEM WHICH WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, THOU ART MY PEOPLE; AND THEY SHALL SAY, THOU ART MY GOD.

In these last days, with the emergence of “believing Jews” identified as the Messianic Judaism denomination, a new phrase “back to the Hebrew’s Root” has been coined. It seems that the so called Messianic Judaism has not been clearly defined as to what and how to go about doing their business. So what happens? We see different branches of the Messianic Judaism congregation! They all hold one uniform idea that since the Lord Jesus Messiah is a Jew when He came into the world at His First Coming, He kept Moses Torah was circumcised, kept the Feasts etc., we gentiles should do like wise to be saved!

The Lord Jesus came down as a Man, a Jew to boot; so He had to show His Jewishness among the Jews. However, He continuously went against the rabbinic traditional rules and practices which, the Messianic Judaism adherents are keeping for want of clear understanding of what “believing in Yeshua ha Masiach” truly means.

We read that the Lord Jesus left us a directive in regards to the Spring Feasts: it is down to one feast only to remember His sacrificial ministry; it is the Holy Communion, which should be observed when the Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover (Pesach). Upon His death, He had fulfilled the Feast of Unleaven Bread (His sinlessness) as well the Feast of the First Fruit (the First One resurrected from the dead). The Jewish feast Pentecost (shavuot) was fulfilled in Acts 2.

Hebrew root is none other than following after faith of Abraham, the real Hebrew (Eber) which means “one who cross-over.”

Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. [4] And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. [5] And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. [6] AND HE BELIEVED IN THE LORD; AND HE COUNTED IT TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

That is the Hebrew Root, believing in GOD; not keeping Moses Torah which was non-existence.

Yes, there was a lasting covenant of circumcision between GOD and Abraham and his descendants. But it was for a specific agreement: for land grant (eretz Yisrael).

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. [8] And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

If gentiles are not required to become Jews, how are we going to walk together in faith?

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. [14] For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; [15] Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; [16] And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Let us then watch and listen to the following:

“One New Man” – Bill Supp

Published on May 12, 2013
The One New Man is coming, where we are no longer Jew nor Gentile, neither slave or freeman, male or female. For in union with Messiah Yeshua, you are all one.

Bill Supp shares from the Old and New Testaments how even the Jewish Patriarchs were not fully Jewish, but had Gentile blood in them. i.e Joseph, who married a Gentile Egyptian, fathered two sons having 50/50 blood. In time Boaz, Ruth, and down the line were Jew and Gentile mixed. (even Rahab the Harlot was part of the Messianic line.) Very interesting and informative. (Video recorded by Steve Martin May 11, 2013 at the One New Man meeting in Charlotte, NC. Warren Marcus, leader.) (Part 1 of 3)

Want to be saved?

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

[10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. [11] For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. [12] For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. [13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Aaron Halim

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