The Eternally Chosen People 

and their Eternal Land

Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim

Those claiming that Israel is no longer the Jews’ possession, contradict God. God also named the Jews as His eternally-chosen people, with Israel as their eternal land. It is a third error that Christians assume authority to interpret the Bible, a book which God gave to the Jews and not the Christians, who did not yet exist at Sinai.  God’s words trump human opinion:

Israel: The Eternal Chosen People

“Indeed, you shall observe My Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you that I have chosen you from among all the nations, throughout the generations, that all the nations may recognize that I, the Eternal, have sanctified you. (Exod. 31:13)

You shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and I have set you apart from other peoples to be Mine. (Lev. 20:26)

For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be His own treasure, out of all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. (Deut. 7:6)

For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be His own treasure out of all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. (Deut. 14:2)

God Promised Israel to Abraham’s Descendants Eternally 

On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I assign this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates: (Gen. 15:18)

I assign the land you sojourn in to you and your offspring to come, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting holding. I will be their God.” (Gen. 17:8)

And, behold, the LORD stood beside him, and said: ‘I am the LORD, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. (Gen. 28:13)

Go, take possession of the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to assign to them and to their heirs after them. (Deut. 1:8)

The land that I assigned to Abraham and Isaac I assign to you and to your offspring to come will I assign the land.”  (Gen. 35:12)