Romans 11:7 The End of This Age

Romans 11:7 (KJV)
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

This chapter clearly speaks of Israel as a people group and Gentiles as a people group. It would be an error, and one of great consequence, to attempt to make an application for individuals. 

In truth, the teaching of the chapter is that individuals can escape the judgment against the people group to which they belong. 

God has blinded the nation of Israel in this present time so that He may perform a particular and unique work among the Gentiles as a people group. Individual members of Israel are able and indeed do escape the blindness that rests on the nation, when they receive Christ as Saviour. 

It appears to me that we are approaching the end of this age, in part because the Gentile nations seem to respond less and less to the Gospel. At what point will God choose to “break off” this “unnatural branch” and graft back in the natural one, I don’t know. I do know that is the promise of God’s Word. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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