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  Are Jews saved because they are God's chosen people?
“For you are a holy people unto the LORD your God: the LORD your God hath chosen you to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers…” (Deuteronomy 7:6-8).
The Jews were chosen to be a light to the gentiles.
www.gotquestions.org /Jews-saved.html   (741 words)

  
  Chosen people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sense of being a "chosen people" is therefore often associated with a particular ideological movement —it is a sense of importance which drives people to further the ends of their ideology.
In Judaism, chosenness is the belief that the Jews are a people chosen to be in a covenant with God.
Judaism's teachings on being a chosen people are described in depth in Jews as a chosen people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chosen_people   (2127 words)

  
 Chosen people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sense of being a "chosen people" is therefore often associated with a particular ideological movement —it is a sense of importance which drives people to further the ends of their ideology.
In Judaism, chosenness is the belief that the Jews are a people chosen to be in a covenant with God.
Korea, Moon says, was "chosen by God to be the birthplace of the leading figure of the age",[1] and to be the birthplace of "Heavenly Tradition", ushering in God's kingdom.
www.sirtf.nau.edu /~koerner/Chosen_people.html   (2123 words)

  
 Chosenness, The Chosen People, Favoritism, Jewish Superiority - The Peace Encyclopedia
Kaplan advocated dropping chosenness for two reasons: to undercut accusations of the sort made by Shaw that the Chosen People idea was the model for racist ideologies, and because it went against modern thinking to see the Jews as a divinely chosen people.
Chosenness is so unconnected to any notion of race that Jews believe that the Messiah himself will descend from Ruth, a non­Jewish woman who converted to Judaism.
The nationhood of such people [Arabs] is founded on racial superiority because unless they feel exalted over other people, they cannot pronounce and enforce the superiority of their Prophet over other nations - the sole purpose of this exercise...
peace.heebz.com /chosenness.html   (1237 words)

  
 Chosenness, The Chosen People, Favoritism, Jewish Superiority - The Peace FAQ
Kaplan advocated dropping chosenness for two reasons: to undercut accusations of the sort made by Shaw that the Chosen People idea was the model for racist ideologies, and because it went against modern thinking to see the Jews as a divinely chosen people.
Chosenness is so unconnected to any notion of race that Jews believe that the Messiah himself will descend from Ruth, a non­Jewish woman who converted to Judaism.
The nationhood of such people [Arabs] is founded on racial superiority because unless they feel exalted over other people, they cannot pronounce and enforce the superiority of their Prophet over other nations - the sole purpose of this exercise...
www.peacefaq.com /chosenness.html   (1237 words)

  
 The Chosen People
Even after Israel had been wasted by war and captivity, the promise was theirs, "The remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men." Micah 5:7.
The people were subjected to their merciless demands, and were also heavily taxed by the Romans.
The people, in their darkness and oppression, and the rulers, thirsting for power, longed for the coming of One who would vanquish their enemies and restore the kingdom to Israel.
christianreading.org /cr/2.htm   (1330 words)

  
 InnerNet Magazine
Chosenness seems to set one group apart from the rest of mankind as superior, and therefore possessing special privileges and advantages.
The intellectual-cultural contribution of the Jewish people throughout the millennia, and especially in the last century, is vastly out of proportion to their numbers and objective opportunities.
To be told that people are still being treated equally since everyone, if under eighteen, female, etc., also would be exempt from the draft, does not equalize rights and responsibilities in the real world.
www.heritage.org.il /innernet/archives/chosen.htm   (4345 words)

  
 The Jews ARE God's Chosen People!
They were chosen as the people who would hear and record the words of God, through His prophets, who were also Jewish.
The concepts that people are equal in the eyes of God, that individuals have rights that should be protected, trace all or some of their roots to the Bible.
God had chosen them, out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, to be His chosen people, to record His words, and to share His words with the world.
www.therefinersfire.org /chosen_people.htm   (1046 words)

  
 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Chosen People
For you are a people consecrated to the Lord your God: of all the peoples on earth the Lord your God chose you to be God's treasured people.
In the Middle Ages, the concept of chosenness took on new meaning in the face of Christian polemics that the church was the "true Israel" and had replaced Jews as God's chosen people.
He wrote that the Jewish people was singled out to be the bearers of a unique revelation that encapsulates this "religion of reason" and thus should retain their identity to fulfill that task.
scheinerman.net /judaism/ideas/chosen.html   (1352 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Israel
The Israelites belong to the group of ancient peoples who are designated under the general name of Semites, and whose countries extended from the Mediterranean Sea to the other side of the Euphrates and Tigris, and from the mountains of Armenia to the southern coast of Arabia.
Thence Moses led his people in the direction of the sacred mount of Sinai, the next station being at Raphidim (Exodus 17:1), which is commonly regarded as identical with Wady Feiran, a long and fertile plain overhung by the granite rocks of Mount Sherbal, probably the Horem of Holy Writ.
The reign of Achab, Amri's son and successor, was a memorable one in the history of the chosen people.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08193a.htm   (6971 words)

  
 Bibleinfo.com | Jews: Are the Jews God's chosen people?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Other terms were used when speaking of the people, such as "the common people heard him gladly." Mark 12:37 we should also keep in mind that the early church was almost entirely Jews.
They also had a picture of a place marked in the rock that scholars believe was the place where the ark of the covenant sat in Solomon's temple.
"And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him." Dan.
en.bibleinfo.com /questions/question.html?id=753   (2247 words)

  
 The Chosen People
Even after Israel had been wasted by war and captivity, the promise was theirs, "The remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men." Micah 5:7.
The people were subjected to their merciless demands, and were also heavily taxed by the Romans.
The people, in their darkness and oppression, and the rulers, thirsting for power, longed for the coming of One who would vanquish their enemies and restore the kingdom to Israel.
www.benabraham.com /html/the_chosen_people.html   (1328 words)

  
 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Chosen People
For you are a people consecrated to the Lord your God: of all the peoples on earth the Lord your God chose you to be God's treasured people.
In the Middle Ages, the concept of chosenness took on new meaning in the face of Christian polemics that the church was the "true Israel" and had replaced Jews as God's chosen people.
He wrote that the Jewish people was singled out to be the bearers of a unique revelation that encapsulates this "religion of reason" and thus should retain their identity to fulfill that task.
www.scheinerman.net /judaism/ideas/chosen.html   (1352 words)

  
 Chosen People
In the 1930s, as the Nazis were tightening the noose around the necks of German Jews, George Bernard Shaw remarked that if the Nazis would only realize how Jewish their notion of Aryan superiority was, they would drop it immediately.
In 1973, in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War, Yakov Malik, the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations, said: "The Zionists have come forward with the theory of the Chosen People, an absurd ideology.
After all, non­Muslims living in the Arab world were hardly impressed by the large numbers of people brought to Islam through the sword.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/chosen_people.html   (676 words)

  
 Chapter 1: The Chosen People
People who live in Israel can not help but be reminded of their past because the Sabbath is observed, and the major Biblical feasts are kept by many.
Ezekiel, chapters 36 and 37 plainly predicted that the Chosen People would one day be regathered from the various nations of the world, back to their own land, Israel.
This was not a surprise, since Jewish people had flocked to the land for decades as part of the Zionist movement, begun in the late 1800's.
www.ldolphin.org /kingdom/ch1.html   (6934 words)

  
 Canadian Jewish News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chosen People Ministries (CPM), a Jews for Jesus-type group, is not entitled to use a stylized menorah as a legally protected symbol because the organization is not a “public authority,” the Federal Court of Appeal ruled last week.
In documents submitted to the court, Congress argued that the menorah is “an ancient and hallowed symbol of the Jewish people,” and CPM’s “sole activity is to attempt to convert Jewish people to Christianity.”
The menorah is the “universal symbol of the Jewish people,” and the official emblem of Israel, he said.
www.cjnews.com /viewarticle.asp?id=873   (691 words)

  
 Who Are God's Chosen People?
Her high calling to be the 'Chosen People' was not the mark of Divine indulgence or favoritism, but a summons to a task exacting and unceasing, and election and task were so closely bound together that she could not have one without the other."
In conclusion, we have studied the subject of who God's Chosen People are, and have found that, according to the Bible, Israel is now composed of all those who believe in Jesus as Messiah.
From the preceding discussion of the origin and early history of the Jews, it should be clear that in the course of their formation as a people and a nation they had already assimilated a variety of racial strains from people moving into the general area they occupied.
ecclesia.org /truth/chosen.html   (3459 words)

  
 CHOSEN PEOPLE (in MARION)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The chosen people; a short history of the Jews in Europe.
The chosen people; a study of Jewish history from the time of the exile until the revolt of Bar Kocheba, sixth century B.C. to second century A.D. (1 title)
Chosen people from the Caucasus : Jewish origins, delusions, deceptions and historical role in the slave trade, genocide and cultural colonization.
www-catalog.cpl.org /MARION?T=CHOSEN+PEOPLE   (109 words)

  
 On Being a Chosen People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I would like to look for a few minutes at what it means to be a chosen people in light of the classic example: the ancient Israelites as presented in the Bible.
The people who founded this country launched an experiment in the ideals of democracy and freedom applied to practical politics.
We, like the ancient Israelites, used our belief that we were a chosen people to justify a genocidal war against the original inhabitants of the land.
www.davidchandler.com /writings/ChosenPeople.htm   (1854 words)

  
 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - God's Chosen People
Perhaps rather than asking the question whether the Jews are God's chosen people, it would be better to ask whether Israel is God's chosen people, in what sense they are chosen, and who really is Israel.
Israel was chosen as the nation through which God would fulfill his promise of sending a Messiah for the salvation of people.
It is not the nation or the race as such, apart from faith, which are God's chosen people.
www.lcms.org /pages/internal.asp?NavID=2742   (422 words)

  
 The "Chosen" People
And even when one does fulfill God's plan and adheres to the Torah, the term "chosen" is not complimentary to him, but actually to Abraham.
Although these great men were not descendants of the "chosen" people, this is immaterial.
(1) "Chosen" is not a universal accolade applying to all roles of a Jew.
www.mesora.org /chosenpeople.html   (1261 words)

  
 The Chosen People | The Jewish Nation FAQs
People who first become exposed to these laws comment that they never realized how much of their day was spent talking Loshon Hora.
The Kurdish people as well (within their own national geographic boundaries) were the majority until Turkish occupation in the sixteenth century.
All people, regardless of race, sex, or social status should be treated equally and fairly in the eyes of the law.
www.simpletoremember.com /faqs/The_Jewish_Nation.htm   (5018 words)

  
 Satan's Chosen People?
Whereas God's people--first a line of patriarchs from Abraham to Moses, then the Israelite nation as a whole--were chosen to redeem the rest of humanity from sin, the Devil's people were chosen solely for the purpose of destroying God's chosen people.
I would expect the most Satanic of nations to be both anti-Jewish and anti-Christian, and because the Jews have survived as a distinct people for more than 2,000 years without a land of their own, I would expect a Satanic culture to be dysfunctional, containing more than one element that prevents long-term survival.
Isolate the people from the outside world, promote the idea that the whole world stinks except for the little area where that culture resides, and get them to blame someone else for all of their problems.
xenohistorian.faithweb.com /holybook/articles/amalek.html   (1885 words)

  
 Bible Study Course Lesson 10 > What Is the Church? > A Chosen People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Before Christ came, God called only a few people out of their societies to serve Him and further His work.
Understanding how God worked through people in the Old Testament is important background for understanding why and how God established the Church in the New Testament.
The faithful—all those called and chosen for a relationship with God in the past, present and future—are Abraham's spiritual descendants.
www.ucg.org /bsc/10/chosenpeople.htm   (1370 words)

  
 Hilary Putnam: The Chosen People
Rather than apologizing for the Jewish tradition or putting it on a pedestal (or, for that matter, trying to pull it down), the editors have chosen to stress its living and agonistic character and the way it deals with conflict, which, as they point out, must arise in every long-standing political culture.
Jews possess hereditary traits which qualify them to be superior to the rest of the world in the realm of the religious and the ethical.
He wrote, "The people of Israel were not the chosen people but were commanded to be the chosen people.
www.bostonreview.net /BR29.1/putnam.html   (1444 words)

  
 The Elect, God's Chosen People
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its farthest regions, And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away; Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
Now that the promised Messiah has come, God's chosen people are they who accept Him as Lord and Savior: "For Moses truly said to the fathers, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren.
This election before the foundation of the world was in Christ, which means that we are part of God's chosen people only if we are in Christ and remain in Him.
www.oldpaths.com /Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/elect.html   (873 words)

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