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Grafting (God Chose the Jews)

In the beginning, accounts of Genesis 1 are for the world’s creation, humanity, and the chosen people (Jewish people). Why did God choose Jews? They disobeyed Him many times. God is all-knowing, and why them? Did God make a mistake? God works in mysterious ways, and you can not question His ways. If we only observe what is happening with the Jewish people. We might find it surprising that God spared us from the hardship they are experiencing to this day—the challenges they have to handle every day of their lives. Imagine God only gave them a small country to live in, surrounded by countries that hate them and threatened to annihilate them. Do you think we can survive? How about having 613 laws on their shoulders? Do you think it is a joke?

Try to examine the two commandments that Jesus gave us. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ‘ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. To understand these two commandments, read the Christians’ Ten Commandments. And ask yourself if you followed them all. James said this in 2:10: “For whoever keeps the whole Law, yet stumbles in one point, has become guilty of all.” God knows that it is a big task to proclaim His message among all the nations, and God has chosen a specific group of individuals among the predestined elect (unconditional election) to be saved. If the Jews did it, the Gentiles could be saved through the union (grafting) with the Jews. One of the ways Gentiles could be saved and become part of God’s family is as stated in Romans 11:11-31. As we learned Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household— Ephesians 2:19

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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