Israel is the natural olive tree from which New Testament Christianity comes from. Contrary to some misconceptions in the church today about Israel, the Jewish people are still the chosen of God. The apostle Paul stated in Romans 11:1:
“has God cast away His people? Certainly not! God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew.” In the following verses he also warns gentile Christians not to be proud or haughty against the Jewish people, but be grateful to God that they were given the privilege to be “grafted in” to God’s covenant with Israel.
I’ve heard some prominent pastors and preachers who are making anti-Semitic statements against Jewish Christians and the State of Israel. This is a dangerous error on their part because God Himself takes offense. He will judge their ministries and churches if they do not repent from preaching and teachings doctrines that are unbiblical. Regarding the Jewish people, He promised Abraham and his descendants long ago, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee…” –Genesis 12:3.
– Luis Yosefus