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Mystery of Israel
D
ID IT EVER STRIKE
you as most
unusual that the Great God should
have raised up the ancient nation
Israel to be his
chosen
people?
Consider these seemingly paradoxical facts:
God says he is not a respecter of persons. Is he,
then, a respecter of nations? Does he have a
favorite?
Did you ever realize that God denied his chosen people
salvation-save only their prophets? That the chosen
nation was given only material and national promises–
that God's Holy Spirit was inaccessible to them?
Did it ever occur to you that the Holy Bible is the
book of and concerning only that one people Israel? And
that other nations are mentioned only if and as they
came into contact with Israel?
And here's another shocker!-almost totally
unrealized today by Christianity-even by Judaism and
not recorded or understood by historians! The northern
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