- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:14
This statement occurs in the dispensational section of Romans (chapters 9-11) where Israel, mentioned 12 times, is the main subject. Chapter 9 shows God's sovereignty in Israel's past election. Chapter 10 reveals God's righteousness in Israel's present rejection, because of refusing the gospel and their Messiah. Chapter 11 unveils God's wisdom and faithful ness in Israel's future restoration. God cast off Israel nationally, not individually and finally (11:2). Paul was an Israelite, in the remnant called out to form part of the church with believing Gentiles "according to the election of grace" (11:5). "Blindness in part is happened to Israel..." (11:25). The unbelieving in Israel have been blinded. Those Jews who have believed the gospel have the veil taken from their minds. In like manner, "All Israel shall be saved" nationally, not individually. All believers in Israel who repent and accept the Lord Jesus as their Messiah will inherit the kingdom. Unbelievers in the nation will be destroyed at the second advent of Christ (Zechariah 13:8, 9). The setting aside of Israel was according to divine purpose (Hosea 3:4, 5; Acts 15:14-18), but only "until the fulness of the Gentiles (believers gathered from the Gentiles during this church age, the many days," Hosea 3:4) be come in."