“Jews, with the knowledge of Christ, do not follow God.”
Back in the O.T. they had knowledge of God, but did not follow Him either lots of times. (Baal worship, the Golden Calf, etc.) Yes they were punished (exile, wandering for 40 years, etc.) but they were still God’s chosen people.
I think they still are God’s chosen people, even if they do not follow God today. I didn’t always think that way.
—I think they still are Gods chosen people, even if they do not follow God today. —
I do too, and one needs only see the scripture about the sealing of the 144,000 do understand that position. However, the word “chosen” is an interesting one. Kinda like the word “blessed” in regards to Mary.
Was she chosen to be the mother of Jesus because she was blessed, or was she blessed because she was chosen?
Same thing here. If you pick a donut out of a stack of donuts, it becomes your “chosen” donut. Does that mean it had some special quality that caused you do chose it, or does it simply mean that it is the one you chose, for whatever reason, and is, therefore, your “chosen” donut.
Was Israel chosen because they were special, or are they special because they are the ones He chose?