1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew.
Paul understood that it was never God's purpose to save all Israel before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, but only a remnant. This remnant is God's Elect, according to the election of grace, and the rest of Israel is blinded in unbelief. However, God has not cast away His people forever, to end up in a hell of eternal torture.
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