Brother Jorge (Dr. Jorge Mata-Torres)Author & Publisher
When making this decision, approach it considering these 4 vital factors: what the Creator God Himself says on the subject, the consistency of His Word on the subject, critical reasoning of the evidence and lack thereof on the subject and lastly, plain common sense.
#10 Whom does God Elohim - the Creator of the heavens and the earth identify as His "Chosen" from the very beginning (and the ONLY them)? THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL (Isaiah 41:8, Isaiah 44:1, Isaiah 45:4, 1 Chronicles 16:13, 2 Chronicles 6:6, Psalm 135:1, Luke 13:28) and are His disciples for keeping the Law & Testimony (Genesis 26:5, Isaiah 8:20). Does God Elohim EVER call any other group of people His Chosen? NO !
# 9 Does God ever change His mind? NO - (1 Samuel 15:29, Numbers 23:19, Psalm 33:9, Isaiah 40:8).
#8 Is God's Law only for Israelites? NO - (Exodus 12:49, Leviticus 24:22, Numbers 9:14, Numbers 15:5, Numbers 15:16, Numbers 15:29)
#7 The Son of God Messiah came ONLY for the lost sheep of Israel. (Luke 2:25-34, Matthew 15:24 and Matthew 10:5-7).
#6 The Nazarene Messiah's true followers He founded, the Nazarenes of the Way, are those identified as Saints (God's Chosen: Acts 9:13, 9:32, 9:41, 26:10) whom Paul persecuted who kept His Gospel of the Law and Testimony to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 7:17-27, Luke 13:23-28, Matthew 5:18) - precisely the same 2 requirements that the Chosen of Israel in the Old Testament identified as God's disciples (see #10 above) and the Saints in Revelation (see Reason #2 below).
#5 The Son of God's 12 Apostles continued to keep the Law AFTER Christ's resurrection and departure. (http://biblelight.net/firstday.htm). Furthermore, the 12 Apostles will rule over the 12 Tribes of Israel (Luke 22:28-30, Revelation 21:10-14). There is NO 13th Apostle mentioned whatsoever nor any mention of any assembly, congregation, nation, or "tribe" of Gentiles in Revelation (i.e., Heaven) EITHER.
#4 The ONLY writer of the Bible who spoke against keeping God's Law KEPT THE LAW HIMSELF (Paul) AFTER the resurrection and departure of Christ and his alleged "conversion". (Acts 25:14-16 & also visit http://www.eliyah.com/protorah.html).
#3 God states it is ONLY the Chosen of Israel with whom He will make a New Covenant and place His Law in their hearts in the Kingdom of Heaven. (Jeremiah 31:31-34 & Micah 4:1-4).
#2 ONLY those who keep God's Law (Torah) are mentioned in the book of Revelation who become Saints (God's Chosen - Revelation 1:1-2, 6:9, 12:17, 14:12, 20:4) - NO mention whatsoever of anyone there for being "saved by grace" or by "faith alone".
And the #1 reason you should become one of God's Chosen of Israel:
ONLY GOD'S CHOSEN OF ISRAEL are mentioned as God's Saints (set-apart Ones) in the final chapter of the Bible, at the end of the world, and in the Kingdom of Heaven (Revelation 2:14, 7:4, 21:12) - Neither Catholics, Christians, nor any other Lawless (Torah-less) Gentiles for that matter are mentioned inheriting the Kingdom. Gentiles only mention is in derogatory terms - and its on earth: Revelation 11:2, 16:19.
Are God's Chosen exclusively "Jews" or the "State" of Israel? NO - And neither are mentioned in Revelation. First of all "Jews" are never mentioned in the Old Testament and secondly, they deny Christ which makes them the Deceiver and AntiChrist (2 John 1:7). The Chosen of Israel ARE NOT the State of Israel which today are modern-day Sodom and Egypt (Revelation 11:8). The children of Israel are now spread throughout the world (Revelation 7:9) but they ALL have ONE thing in common: They and they alone are the remnant (vestige) few who persevere to keep God's Law (commandments) and Testimony of Christ (see Reason #2 above).
Besides ALL the overwhelming evidence above, consider the following scripture found in Luke:
"25Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for THE CONSOLATION (RESCUE - 3874. paraklésis* see below) OF ISRAEL, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27Led by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. And when the parents brought in the child Immanuel to do for Him WHAT WAS CUSTOMARY UNDER THE LAW, 28Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God Elohim, saying: 29“Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You now dismiss Your servant in peace. 30For my eyes have seen Your salvation, 31which You have prepared in the sight OF ALL PEOPLE, 32a light FOR REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, AND FOR GLORY TO YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL. 33The Child’s father and mother were amazed at what was spoken about Him. 34Then Simeon blessed them and said to His mother Mary: “Behold, this Child is appointed to cause the rise and fall OF MANY IN ISRAEL, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,35so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your soul as well.” 36There was also a prophetess named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was well along in years. She had been married for seven years,37and then was a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.39When Jesus’ parents had done everything REQUIRED BY THE LAW (TORAH) OF THE LORD, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth." Luke 2:25-39
* Cognate: 3874 paráklēsis – properly, a call (urging), done by someone "close beside," i.e. a personal exhortation that delivers the "evidence that stands up in God's court." [3874 (paráklēsis) is cognate with 3875 /paráklētos ("legal advocate") and thus has legal overtones.] 3874 (paráklēsis) is an "intimate call" that someone personally gives to deliver God's verdict, i.e. "the close-call" that reveals how the Lord weighs in the relevant facts (evidence). 3874 /paráklēsis ("holy urging") is used of the Lord directly motivating and inspiring believers to carry out His plan, delivering His particular message to someone else.
People forget that one is going to appear in God's court - Judged by the Messiah according to the Law - HIS LAW. The Chosen of Israel KEEP GOD'S LAW. Those who practice Lawlessness - just as in courts of men here on earth - are punished. Men cast those who practice lawlessness into jail - the Messiah casts those who practice Lawlessness into the fire (Matthew 7:17-27)
Put the above in context in lieu of what you have learned above, look up the scriptures cited, weigh the evidence, and see the obvious. Join God's winning team - become one of God's Chosen of Israel TODAY.