Will all Israel be saved?
"And so all Israel will be saved."
My question is whether every Jew will be saved or the majority of them.
The prophet Zechariah spoke of the return of the Lord to Israel and
the resulting national repentance:
"...And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come
against Jerusalem. "And I will pour out on the house of David and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of compassion and supplication,
so that, when they look on him whom they have pierced, they shall
mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly
over him, as one weeps over a first-born. On that day the mourning in
Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadadrimmon in the
plain of Megiddo. The land shall mourn, each family by itself; the
family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by
themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their
wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and
their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and
their wives by themselves; and all the families that are left, each
by itself, and their wives by themselves.
"On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David
and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and
uncleanness....In the whole land, says the LORD, two thirds shall be
cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive. And I will put
this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and
test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will
answer them. I will say, `They are my people'; and they will say,
`The LORD is my God.'" (Zech 12-13 excerpts)
Thus it would appear that about one-third of the Jews will come to
the Lord, and two-thirds will be cut off. This is a large number. The
percentage of people saved from the gentile nations is probably only
The "all Israel will be saved" Romans 11:26 needs to be in context to a
"saved Israel", the entire body of Jews that God brings to Him, fulfilling
His promise to Abraham. The previous chapter, 11:9-13 is clear that those
who confess Jesus as Lord will be saved. We know that a great remnant will
come to know Him. Zech 12:10-14. God gave the gift of "righteousness" to
those in the Old Testament who trusted, believed in Him. All the symbols
God gave them spoke of Christ Messiah. Romans 4:3 "Abraham believed God,
and it was reckoned to him as rightious-ess." Hebrews 11 includes examples
of Jews who by faith are His. God knows the heart and what "faith" implies.
Most "religions" also talk about faith in some kind of God however they
exclude the diety of Jesus. No redemp-tion is possible without Christ going
to the cross for us. Satan's strategy is to make the counterfeit as close
as possible without the diety of Christ. Jesus (Messiah) is really the
heart of both Old and New Testament. I wish you well.