Originally Posted by eliyahu
Welcome to our forum!
I am really glad you have chosen to comment on this issue. The more it is talked about, the better chance we will have to come to a proper biblical understanding.
I know some of the conversation has seemed a little "emotional" at times, but I don't think there is any "jealousy" and the only "personal offense" that has happened seems to be based on simple misunderstandings.
As for your statement that "The Jewish people are Biblically God's "chosen" people" that is as far as it goes. Indeed, the Lord declared that He chose them in many verses, perhaps the most famous being this:
Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
Folks can dispute whether God was speaking of all the physical children of Israel or only those who believed. But that is not a question any more now that Christ has come and sealed the New Covenant in His blood. God now declares that only those who believe in Him are counted as "seed." He declares Chirstians to be His "chosen people":
1 Peter 2:9-10 But ye [Christians] are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.The people of God are now defined soley as those who believe in Jesus Christ. But don't be confused. God didn't quit the Jews and start up with the Christian! Indeed, all the first Christians were true Jews who believed in YHVH. The unbelieving Jews were broken off the Olive Tree, and believing Gentiles were grafted in. God's people are defined as all who are in the Olive Tree. The carnal unbelieving children of Abraham are explictly stated to be "children of the flesh" and "not the children of God." (Romans 9:6-8).
I would be delighted to discuss this with you if you disagree with validity of my statements.