Hello, John and Doves,
It should be noted that those who are saved
during a particular dispensation are part and parcel of that
dispensation. As such, even though many gentiles will be saved
during the time that the Bride of Christ is absent from the Earth,
those gentiles saved during the "time of Jacob's trouble" will, in
fact, be considered part of Israel.
And yet, there is no big distinction
between the saved of Israel, and the saved of any age:
This promise of a Savior was first given to
Adam. Jesus is the only one to save anyone at any time.
other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ." 1 Corinthians 3:11
Therefore, it is written,
other sheep I have which are not of this fold;
them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock [and] one shepherd." John 10:16
there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all." Colossians 3:11
To conclude, then, in the final analysis,
no one who is saved is differentiated from any other saved
person--thus, saved Gentiles are no longer Gentiles, but Christ's.
Thus, brother Bruce, your contention that
all gentile unbelievers during the time of Jacob's trouble must be
condemned doesn't wash. God is no respecter of
persons. The fact that someone is a son or daughter in the flesh
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob does not at any time recommend them to God.
It has always been that "whosoever" may be
saved. Period. End of story.
Bruce Warner (21 Apr 2011)
"ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE, THERE WILL BE 'NO
GENTILE' TRIBULATION SAINTS..."
GOD HAS BLINDED ISRAEL "UNTIL THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES HAS COME IN"
ON THE "VERY DAY" OF THE RAPTURE:
"Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it,
and THE REST WERE BLINDED. Just as it is written: God has given them A
SPIRIT OF STUPOR, eyes that they should NOT see and ears that they
should NOT hear, TO THIS VERY DAY."
"...BLINDNESS in part has happened to Israel UNTIL THE FULLNESS OF THE
GENTILES HAS COME IN."
AFTER THE RAPTURE, GOD SENDS THE LEFT-BEHIND, UNBELIEVING GENTILES A
"STRONG DELUSION THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE THE LIE":
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
"And with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because
they did NOT RECEIVE the love of the truth, that they might be saved
(raptured). And for this reason GOD WILL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION,
THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE THE LIE, that they ALL MAY BE CONDEMNED WHO
DID NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
These Scriptures tell us that BEFORE THE RAPTURE God has blinded the
Jews, but AFTER THE RAPTURE their blindness will end as God turns His
attention to saving them during the tribulation so that they become the
These Scriptures also tell us that AFTER the rapture Where there is
neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian,
Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all." at the
time of the rapture. Having received a "strong delusion" from God the
left-behind Gentiles will "ALL BE CONDEMNED" and will NOT become the
Therefore, those who are saved AFTER THE RAPTURE DURING THE TRIBULATION
WILL BECOME 'TRIBULATION SAINTS'. They are NOT GENTILES, but
rather THEY ARE JEWS.
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!