Israel Today: Watch a report by i24 claiming that many young German Jews are heading for Israel in the face of growing antisemitism in the country.
Israel Today spoke to Moriel, a young Israeli Jew who lives in Germany, to confirm this report. “Yes, it’s true,” Moriel told us this morning from Munich in a phone conversation. “People here talk about the politics in the Middle East and blame Israel. It’s mostly to do with the Palestinians,” she said.
“The Germans are afraid of terrorism. So they try to be as nice as possible to the people who have moved here from Arab countries,” Moriel, who served in the IDF before immigrating to Germany with her husband, explained. “Most Germans just accept their (Muslim) point of view and they are willing to bad-mouth Israel even though it is not true,” she said. “It’s mostly fear because of all the people coming from Arab lands. And then of course they take it out on the Jews or Israelis,” she emphasized.
Today there are still close to 200,000 Jews living in Germany. more …
Opinion: 60 percent of Germans identify as Christians, with the two main Christian churches, the Catholics (die Katholiken) and the Protestants (mostly Lutherans, die Evangelischen), at about 30 percent each. And both are Replacement Theology denominations.
I wonder if any of these church pastors have ever read Romans 11:25-32? Let’s take a closer look.
“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
Israel’s (temporary) corporate blindness for failing to recognize Messiah had already happened when Paul wrote this letter in 57-58 AD. The mystery, (truth difficult to understand) will last until the fullness of the Gentiles, a future time when the last Gentile God wants saved, gets saved, causing the Rapture (1 Thess. 4:16-18).
With the church safely with Jesus, God turns His attention to saving the next group: the Jews:
V26 “And so all Israel will be saved as it is written.” A much debated verse!
No one can be saved unless they belong to Jesus, says the church. They killed Christ, others say, it must mean something else, still others say, which leads to allegorical Scripture, but the verse literally says ALL. Read on …
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
V27 For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”
Bingo. God has a plan to save Jacob and He made sure every Jew and Christian would see it, and it gets better …
V28 “Concerning the gospel they (Jews) are enemies (all have sinned) for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. V29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”
That blows away the idea that God changed His mind (replacement theology) and transferred the blessings promised to Abraham to the Church.
V30 For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, 31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. V32 For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
Every person who has ever lived has been/is disobedient. It is called sin. And yet Paul continually uses the word ALL.
ALL Israel will be saved because He has mercy on them ALL, and it all happens when He comes again:
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem (descendants of Abraham Isaac and Jacob) the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” Zechariah 12:10
See our study Two Trains here and more on replacement theology here