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If the Bible is to be believed, then the Jews are the most
remarkable race that humankind has ever known. Note that
most people do not believe the Bible. More impressively, most
Christians donít believe the Bible, and likewise, most Jews donít
believe the Hebrew portion of the Bible.

A large protestant church in New York has this to say about
scripture:

We believe the Bible to be a unique and authoritative account of
God's work in the world and interaction with humanity. The Bible
is not to be interpreted literally, but is a guide for faith that yields
insights and new life each day. We encourage members to read
and interpret the Scriptures for themselves, to discuss their
meaning together, and to pose questions in a safe and sacred
space to do so.

Fair enough. They believe the Bible definitely doesnít mean what
it says. It offers some guidelines that should be discovered by
personal interpretation. By that reasoning, the Jews are no
different than anyone else because the literal reading indicates
that they are Godís chosen people. Therefore they canít be.

Suppose, however, that the Bible is true.

If the Bible is true, then so, too, is the perpetual story of Jewish
apostasy. Remember Aaronís golden calf, the cult of Baal, the
murder of Godís prophets? No matter how many miracles are
done before them, they always return to the bad thing. In
spite of this, they are perpetually Godís people for all time.
The Bible says this. Those among the Gentiles that are allied
with Israel will be blessed. Those that oppose the Jews will be
cursed:

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country,
and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land
that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation,
and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt
be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse
him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth
be blessed.

For those that donít believe the Bible is true, this is no big deal.
If the Bible is true, however, these words are critical and they
are critical for our time.

We believe the Bible is true. We recommend that it be carefully
considered by Jews and Gentiles alike. We recommend that
Gentiles honor Jews as Godís chosen people, and that Christians
consider themselves blessed to be grafted into the family of
Abraham.

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