The Jew

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Categories: Nonfiction

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fforts, her expectations, and her intercessions, be more concentrated on the lost sheep of the house of Israel." If to all this, it should be replied, " True, we see how that this dispensation belongs as much to the Jew as it does to the Gentile ; true, we admit that your people are to be converted, and be made a blessing to the world; what then are our present hopes and our present duties in reference to the generation of Jews now living ? " We answer, that the " remnant according to the election of grace," which is to be gathered out from that people, in this dispensation, the first fruit which is to precede the conversion of the nation is, according to the same word of prophecy, to be brought about in part by Gentile instrumentality. To this effect, the Apostle Paul bears unequivocal testimony. His declaration to the Gentile Church is, " For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their [Jews] unbelief; even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy" (Rom. xi. 30, 31.) The Jewish nation is thus, as it were, left for a time at the mercy of the GentileChurches ; and so far, it rests with them how soon the Jew is to obtain mercy! Hitherto, Christianity, has either been entirely withholden from the Jew, or presented to his view under a mask so deformed and repulsive, by the superstitious exhibitions of the Romish Church, that no one, who is at all acquainted with Judaism, even in its present degenerate state, can think it strange that the Jew should have turned away with self- righteous pride from a religion having idolatry stamped on its very forehead; that he who " abhorred idols" should have condemned Christianity as a system in direct opposition to the fundamental prin... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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