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Romans 11:25-26 [message #1744] Thu, 15 September 2016 22:06 Go to next message
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I need help understanding this chapter of Romans 11:25-26
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:

What does "until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in" means? I have looked into sister White's comments, using( ex)to see if she speaks about it but i have not gotten very far. I came across a website where a person says "that Until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in" "means that national Israel will continue to be spiritually blind, except for a remnant chosen by grace, as long as there is one Gentile, or non-Jew, anywhere in the world, who is still to be saved".
I am not sure if this person is correct, so if anyone has any scriptures I can read to back this up I would really appreciate it.

Also on v26 where it says "And so all Israel shall be saved:" Is this verse talking about the spiritual Israel or the nation of Israel? I have a hard time believing is the nation of Israel due to their rejection of our Lord Jesus christ. Upon reading on the website that I mention before the person quoted that All Israel "is a remnant chosen by grace". But he believes this remnant is from the physical nation of Israel and not the spiritual. Thank you all To God Be The Glory.
Re: Romans 11:25-26 [message #1746 is a reply to message #1744] Sat, 17 September 2016 12:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In Romans 11:7 "the election" is referred to separately from the unbelieving Jews (called Israel in that verse). And in Christ "there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all." Colossians 3:11. The elect (Christians; see Colossians 3:12) are, as we can see, not limited to one race of people. Anyone, Gentile or Jew, can become the elect if they truly believe that Jesus died for them on the cross, and accept the free gift of salvation.

I am ignorant as to the meaning of the expression "the fulness of the Gentiles." God willing we can find out what the Bible says about that. But verse 26 does not say that all the Jews, whether they believe in Jesus or not, will be saved. The word "so" in that verse means, "In this way." It could be translated as "in this manner, thus" according to Strong's Concordance, G3379. And as verses 26 and 27 say, we can only be saved if we enter a covenant with God wherein He takes away our sins. This covenant that we must enter is the new covenant. In addition, the Bible is clear that the unbelieving Jews will only "be grafted into their own olive tree" "if they abide not still in unbelief." Romans 11:24, 23. Therefore they must become Christians to become true Israel again.

In verse 28 "all Israel" is referred to as "they;" as "enemies for your sakes" "concerning the gospel." Therefore "all Israel" refers to the unbelieving Jews, although because we understand what the Bible says about Israel, Romans 11:26, 27 applies to all Christians, whether Jewish in ethnicity or Gentile.

I hope what I wrote helps you Smile. God bless

"Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God." Isaiah 50:10.
Re: Romans 11:25-26 [message #1751 is a reply to message #1746] Fri, 23 September 2016 17:04 Go to previous message
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Thanks Brother it did help me immensely. I study the verses you posted and PTL I understood all of it, and it did answer most of my question. I have research what "the fulness of the Gentiles."is but i keep landing on
Luke 21:24 "And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." But this verse is speaking of something different. God Bless Brother To God Be The Glory.
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