This question has been suggested by some in reference to Romans 11:26, “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.” They wonder whether this is referring to the physical, literal nation of the Hebrew people or not. Is it possible that God is going to somehow miraculously change the Jews who have rejected Christ and accept them as His saved children?
God gave many promises to the nation of Israel and the literal descendants of Abraham. But, these promises were all conditional. In Deuteronomy 28, we find that God’s promises to Israel were conditional on their obedience to God. If they obey, they would be blessed (physically and spiritually) and if they did not obey they would to be cursed.
The promises themselves did not fail, but the people simply failed when they killed the Son of God. Then what happens to the promises? Have they been destroyed because the people failed? NO. The promises will still be fulfilled but not to literal Israel after the flesh. It will be fulfilled to spiritual Israel or all those that accept Christ. Now both the Jews and the Gentiles by faith have become the children of God and the spiritual Israel – the NT church.
Paul says in Galatians 3:27-29: “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
While the nation of Israel was rejected by God when they crucified His Son. Salvation is now open for any Jew or gentile that believes in Christ as a personal savior. No one will be accepted merely because of his physical ancestors but rather for his faith in blood of Christ.
In His service,
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