All Israel Shall Be Saved
The bible says: Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so ALL ISRAEL shall be saved: AS IT IS WRITTEN, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 for this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
AMEN. All Israel SHALL be saved.
Jesus came out of Sion. Jesus was the Deliverer. He was the New Covenant. He came to earth, died on the cross for the sins of the world, was buried and rose from the dead.
Oops. There is an 'as it is written' in Romans 11:26. I love looking up 'as it is written's.
Isaiah 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.
Isaiah prophesied Jesus, the Deliver, the Redeemer, would come to Zion and he did. Moreover, He came unto them that turned. What happened to those who didn't turn?
I found something else...
Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that WHOSOEVER shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the REMNANT whom the Lord shall call.
Wow. I'm blowing my mind.
First off, Joel said WHOSOEVER. He did not say ALL of Jerusalem will call on the name of the Lord. He said whosoever in Jerusalem shall call on the name of the Lord. Salvation is always WHOSOEVER believeth. Salvation is conditional. Secondly, this applies to THE REMNANT not to ALL. It applies only to WHOSOEVER.
I believe what the bible says...
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
The bible says Jews are liars and antichrists because they deny Jesus is the Christ. They deny the Father and the Son. John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. They didn't even believe Moses so they didn't believe Jesus. They STILL don't believe Moses or Jesus.
The bible says... Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and UNBELIEVING, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The UNBELIEVING will go to the lake of fire.
The LIARS, the unbelieving liars, will go to the lake of fire.
The unbelieving lying antichrists will go to the lake of fire.
Whosoever chooses to NOT believe will go to the lake of fire. There are no exceptions. Acts 10:34 ... God is no respecter of persons...
The bible also says... Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
That means ALL of the Jews in Israel who are Jews outwardly in the flesh are NOT Jews. If there is a remnant in Israel who are circumcised of the heart then they are Jews.
That means I AM a Jew because I have been circumcised of the heart. It means I am of Israel... even though I don't live there. Israel is a group of people... believers... whosoever believeth.
I had a thought SLAP me in the face tonight. Saying ALL (unbelieving) Israel will be saved is actually the Calvinist doctrines of Unconditional Election AND Irresistible Grace.
It's the doctrine of Unconditional Election because it says that God CHOSE all of Israel, ALL of the Jews, to be saved.
It's the doctrine of Irresistible Grace because it says God will give ALL of Israel the Irresistible Grace to be saved and they will have NO CHOICE BUT TO BE SAVED!
Will all of Israel be saved? YES! Absolutely! All of BELIEVING Israel. All of the remnant who CHOOSE to believe. All of WHOSOEVER believeth shall be saved.
All of unbelieving Israel, all of the unbelieving Jews who are Jews outwardly, who are circumcised of the flesh and not of the heart will be sent to the lake of fire and THEN only the believing Israel will be left and so, yes... All of Israel will be saved. All of spiritual Israel shall be saved. All of physical unbelieving Israel shall not be saved.
I think that is how Romans 11:26 should be interpreted.
God is not a Calvinist. John Calvin is burning in hell right now.