What do we mean by the term Spiritual Jew?

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The following Bible verses will help shed light on who is a Spiritual Jew:

Jesus said, “And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 8:11).

John preached, “And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham” (Matthew 3:9).

Paul confirmed, “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God” (Romans 2:28, 29).

“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29).

From these verses, we understand that a Christian becomes a Spiritual Jew by virtue of accepting Christ. In the New Testament, the covenant was written with the Blood of Jesus. The Lord promised all the believers that, “I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people” (Hebrew 8:10). Therefore, all the promises that God made to the Jews in the Old Testaments are, today, for those that accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior (Jews or Gentiles).

A spiritual Jew is he who possesses the spirit and character that fulfills God’s purpose in calling him to be His chosen child. God separated him, not merely to perform certain external rites, but to be a person holy in heart and life (Deut. 6:5; 10:12; 30:14; Ps. 51:16, 17; Isa. 1:11–20; Micah 6:8). The fact that one is listed as a member of the church, or that he was born of godly ancestors, does not guarantee his salvation. The real Christian is he who is one inwardly, for true religion is a matter of the heart.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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