Pastor Ray asked me to write up a brief summary of our views regarding the Bible’s teaching regarding present and future Israel: Here is what I came up with:

(1) Israel remains a source of blessing for all people for “in Abraham shall all the nations be blessed” and those that bless Israel will be blessed (Gen. 12:2-3).
(2) The gospel of Christ is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, whether Jew, Arab or any other (Rom 1:16). God is the God of Jews, Arabs and all others (Rom 3:29) and Jesus is Lord over all, without ethnic distinction (Rom. 10:12). In Christ’s Church there are no ethnic distinctions (Col 3:11). Although Israel “stumbled over the stumbling stone” (Christ) (Rom. 9:32), even now a remnant are being saved (Rom. 9:27, 11:7-8) when they believe in Jesus, and receive circumcision of the heart, in the Spirit (Rom. 2:29).
(3) Today, the Jews remain as “wanderers among the nations” (Hos. 9:17), but they shall be planted again in their own land (Amos 9:15) and the promises of God made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, including those related to the land, are not set aside but remain as God’s promises to their descendants, the Jewish people (Rom. 9:4). God has not cast away His people (Rom. 11:1).
(4) In the last days, God will” pour out His Spirit” on Israel, Israel will “come” to the LORD (Hos. 3:5), they shall believe in Him “whom they pierced” (Zech. 12:10) and “all Israel will be saved” (Rom. 11:26).