A Grace-filled Remnant

Romans 11:1-6          
1 So I ask you, has God rejected his people? Absolutely not! I’m an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God hasn’t rejected his people, whom he knew in advance. Or don’t you know what the scripture says in the case of Elijah, when he pleads with God against Israel? Lord, they have killed your prophets, and they have torn down your altars. I’m the only one left, and they are trying to take my life.[a] But what is God’s reply to him? I have kept for myself seven thousand people who haven’t bowed their knees to Baal.[b] So also in the present time there is a remaining group by the choice of God’s grace. But if it is by grace, it isn’t by what’s done anymore. If it were, God’s grace wouldn’t be grace.  
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

So, now that the Christian Church has become solidly established, a question remains: Can the Jews continue to call themselves the people of the covenant, the special people of the God whom they know as YH**? Or, as some of our Christian brothers and sisters seem to think, have the Jews been rejected by God in favor of the followers of Yeshua? The simple answer is that, as within Christianity, there is a grace-filled remnant within Judaism…  and also within Islam; and within Hinduism; and within Shintoism; and within Buddhism; and within Bahai; and within Taoism; and… That is the grace of the divine mystery we call God, the Ineffable One, Allah, … If it weren’t so within the religions of the world, it wouldn’t be grace.

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