Romans 11:25 - For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
This verse had always given me concern as to its proper understanding. In order to understand its meaning, we must first discern what is meant by Paul's usage of the word "Gentiles."
It is commonly understood that Gentile means a non-Hebrew, non-Jewish individual. That is so untrue. Granted, there are occurrences where Gentile means just that. Paul is not referring to that kind of Gentile in Romans 11 and previous chapters.
For those with open minds and having a sincere desire to learn what was truly meant by Paul, I am attaching a Word document NOT written by me, but by another individual who once held to the same definition as I did...
The connections made in Hosea to Romans 9 in regard to the promise to the house of Israel are outstanding!
It is well worth the time and effort!