On another thread the following exchange of opinion took place: Now I expect that every person on this Forum believes that Israel and the Jews were chosen by God. However, we learn from the Scripture that not all were chosen to Salvation. God tells the Prophet Elijah when he had his pity party in 1st Kings 19:18. Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him. God through the Apostle Paul reminds us of this truth in Romans 11:4. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. God again uses the Apostle Paul to teach us that not all Israel were elected to salvation: Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Romans 11:5-7 5. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. 7. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded As noted above people in general on this Forum believe that God chose Israel for His own purpose. In doing so we know little to nothing of the eternal destiny of the vast majority of people on earth during that period of God's dealing with Israel. Given the above Scripture showing that God chose only some out of Israel to Salvation why is it that many on this Forum resist so adamantly the Biblical teaching that God still choses those He will bring to Salvation in Jesus Christ?