DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM'S SEED?
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DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM'S SEED?
But the Lord kept His promise to Abraham, and his wife Sarah gave birth to a son which they named Isaac (Gen. 21:2,3); and God said to Abraham "in Isaac shall thy seed be called" (Gen. 21:12). This fact proves that all the descendants from Abraham's seed through his nephew Lot, being the Moabites and Ammonites of today, cannot be the true seed to inherit the Holy Land. Nor can Abraham's descendants in Egypt through Ishmael be the true seed today; because the seed must come through Isaac! And Isaac had two sons, Esau and Jacob; but Esau sold his birthright to Jacob, and Isaac blessed him. But in spite of this fact, the descendants of Esau or Edom (Gen. 36:1) also claim to be the true seed. Instead, the seed of Abraham came through Isaac and Jacob and his twelve sons who became the twelve tribes of Israel. This fact is proof that Jacob (Israel) was the true seed of Abraham, because He led them out of Egypt and drove all the other descendants of his seed, especially the Ishmaelites, the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, etc., from the Holy Land.
In time, however, the children of Israel apostatized and God drove Israel (the ten tribes) from His Holy Land by Assyria, and they lost their racial identity. He also put Judah (the two tribes) into captivity under Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecia, and Rome. And then the Messiah (Jesus) came to His people (Judah) to redeem them. But they rejected and crucified Him, and about thirty-three hours later He was resurrected, there came from the cross two classes of people: (1) The literal identifiable Jews who rejected their Messiah. (2) The Christian Jews who accepted their Messiah. But the Christian Jews did two things which the literal Jews will not do: (1) The Christian Jews took the gospel to the Gentiles! (2) The Christian Jews married them! And during the time of the Christian era up until the latter days (almost 2,000 years, lacking 1-1/2 years) the Christian Jews lost their racial identity by marrying these Gentiles. Thus, today we see the literal Jews, identified by their color of skin, facial features, etc., who have returned to their homeland since 1948, and the unidentifiable Christian Jews (who look like Gentiles).
However, because the identifiable Jews rejected their Messiah (Jesus), the Lord rejected them and chose the Christian Jews as His people! Thus, the promises in the Bible to Judah and Israel in the latter days does not apply to them, but to the Christian Jews. And where are they? In one of the Christian churches that God recognizes as His church. And who are they? Only God knows the generations of these Christian Jews who look like Gentiles that decended from the seed of Abraham; as He knows Jesus' generation back to David (Mt. 1:1-17), to Abraham, and to Adam (Lk. 3:23-38). In this genological record (Ps. 87:4-6) He knows every Christian Jew who married Gentiles and lost their racial identity, and who descended down to our day in His church.
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