Everyday I get mail from sincere folks who are confused about the Bible's teachings on Israel. The typical letter writer or e-mailer says, "Texe, I've been taught all my life that the Jewish race is God's Chosen People and that the Jews are Abraham's seed, heirs to the promise. Have I been taught an error?"
And my answer to these good, but propagandized and confused people, is yes, you have been misled! The scriptures tell us—and this cannot be contested—that:
The Jewish race is not God's Chosen People and...
The Jewish race is not Abraham's seed, and not heirs to the promise.
Who, if not the Jews, are God's Chosen People?
Answer: Why, Christians of course! Christians are God's Chosen People.
The Apostle Peter said so, for he told those who believe in Christ Jesus, "Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people...Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God" (I Peter 2: 9,10).
Jesus told those who believed in Him: "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you." Everyone who has faith in Christ is chosen by Jesus. Was the whole Jewish race chosen by Jesus? No, absolutely not. He declared that the pharisaic Jews were of their father the devil (Matthew 23).
Our Lord also set the record straight in the book of Revelation where, in Chapter 17, verse 14, it is revealed that those who are of Christ "are called, and chosen, and faithful."
Most Jews are not faithful to Jesus. They hate Christ and they despise true Christianity. Their false religion, Judaism, mocks Christ and disparages the cross. It is a travesty and it is unscriptural to claim that Jews, as a race, are "called, and chosen, and faithful."
The scriptures firmly declare: "Whoso denieth the Son the same hath not the Father" (I John 2:23). Jews who embrace Judaism have neither Jesus nor His Father.
One woman wrote me and insisted: "I am a Christian, but as a Gentile I am not one of God's Chosen People." Be very careful, I told this precious lady. If you are not God's chosen, then you belong to Satan. Now answer me, dear friend: Are you chosen by God or are you of the household of Satan? It is one or the other. Think about it.
Moreover, if you are Christ's, you are also Abraham's seed and heirs of the promise. Dear friends, here is the one Bible verse the Judaizer preachers always have hoped you'd never discover:
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29)
Glory! That's it! Dispute no more. Christians of any and all races are Abraham's seed and heirs of the promise. You become Abraham's seed and heir by God's grace, not because of your race!
Now consider this: Abraham was promised in Genesis that his seed would bless all the families on earth. By bringing the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to the whole world, Christians are indeed blessing the nations.
What's more, in Genesis, God promised that whosoever blesses Abraham and his seed, God would also bless. So, whosoever blesses Christians, God blesses. How much better can it get than that? Want a blessing? Then, do something to bless God's Chosen People, Abraham's seed: Christian believers in Jesus Christ!