This article addresses some topics relating to the rapture. It argues that the salvation of "all Israel" as mentioned in Romans 11:26 is the salvation of the entire church of Christ. It also discusses the controversy between Jews and Samaritans, and how some regard it as existing today in the battle between Jews and Muslims.
Who is all Israel in Romans 11:25-27? This article argues that Paul has in mind ethnic Jews. Paul is teaching that at some time in the future the majority of ethnic Jews will be saved by trusting Christ as the true Messiah. However, this majority is not necessarily equivalent to the current nation state of Israel.
The author argues against the view that there is a future for Israel on the basis of an unconditional covenant with the descendants of Abraham. Pierce looks at the nature of the Abrahamic covenant, the Israelite covenant, and the Davidic covenant. The article comes to a conclusion with an examination of the new covenant model as Jeremiah presents it.
Does Romans 11 teach a future mass conversion of Israel]? This paper argues against such an expectation. It contends that there will always be a [[remnant of believing Jews. Merkle reviews three of the popular interpretations of Romans 11:26 and also answers some expected objections against his view.