REJECTION OF JESUS At the trial of Jesus the Jews called for the blood of Jesus to be on them and their children. We should love them just as much as Jesus does, and many of them are accepting Jesus as their Messiah.
They need Jesus just as we do: "there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved." Acts . "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
For over three years the gospel went throughout Jerusalem and Judea before it went to the Gentiles.
The three thousand added to the church on the day of Pentecost were of Jewish descent. Still Jesus sent His disciples (Jews themselves) to preach to the Jews, and they did until the Romans destroyed their nation in 70 AD.
Christians should seek to give the gospel to them as well as anyone else.
Indeed, some of them are helping to take the gospel to their own people. In the 2nd verse Paul says that Israel is not cast away and points to himself as evidence.
We must remember that the term "Jew" as used in the gospels is predominantly used to denote the religious leaders of Jesus time.
As individuals they can still have salvation; as individuals they are no different from anyone else.
Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.
Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness.
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Rom. Paul loved them and earnestly wanted them to be saved. Jesus told us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every kindred nation tongue and people.
They, as a people, certainly fall into that broad category.
He became a follower of Christ and he worked for the salvation of the Jews all through his ministry, even though he was the apostle to the Gentiles.
In verse 7 he says "Israel has not obtained what it seeks." Then in verses 19-22 where he is talking about us (Gentiles) being grafted into their olive tree, he says: "Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.
Many people are asking about the Jews as God's people. Are there any prophecies or commands of God as to how Christians are to deal with them?
Are the things happening in Palestine any indication of the coming of Jesus?
Sometime between 19 The Biblical Archeological Review ran a story on the temple mount and had pictures of the mosque.
They also had a picture of a place marked in the rock that scholars believe was the place where the ark of the covenant sat in Solomon's temple.