Are all who are Jews by birth considered God's chosen people?

God's chosen people are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The first time we find the word “Jews” in Scripture is in 2nd Kings 16:6. Two kingdoms existed during that time: Israel and Judah. Later, the kingdom of Israel was dissolved: “Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only” (2nd Kings 17:18). No additional promises were given to the ten-tribe kingdom of Israel, which had separated itself from the tribe of Judah. Judah, however, continues to be Israel. When we read “...was none left but the tribe of Judah only,” it includes the tribes of Benjamin and Levi.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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