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Brethren In Christ

Samuel Hopkins
On The Jews At The Time Of the End


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The Jews have suffered greatly for their peculiarly aggravated wickedness, in rejecting and crucifying the Son of God; and they are now, and have been for nearly two thousand years, in a state of great affliction, and under the manifest displeasure of heaven, to a great and distinguished degree.

Yet they continue a people, distinguished from all other nations, though scattered all over the world, as outcasts and vagabonds; and will continue a distinct people down to the Millennium.

But though they have suffered so much, they yet continue as obstinate as ever in rejecting Christ, and in all their sins. And there is reason to think they will not escape the battle of the Great Day of God Almighty; but great and new calamities will fall upon them, by which they may be much diminished, so as to be left few in number, compared with what they have been, or are now. "Ye shall be left few in number" says Moses. But God will not make a full end of them, which He probably will do of some, if not of many, other nations.

The revolutions which will take place, will open the way for their return to the Land given to their ancestors; and they which are left will repent and return to the Lord Jesus Christ, against whom they and their fathers have sinned, and unto their own Land and fill all that vast tract of land given to Abraham and his posterity, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates, which has never yet been fully possessed by them. And their being thus received into the church of Christ, will be as life from the dead to them, and to the Gentiles.

Whether they will continue a distinct people from all other Christians through the whole time of the Millennium will be determined by the event. They will be absorbed in the Christian church, the true Israel of God, where there is neither Jew nor Greek, but all are one in Christ; and there "shall be one fold and one shepherd". And then, by this event, the following prediction will be fully accomplished: "And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen! For the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name". 121