A people without a home, a race without a country, such is the orthodox Jew of today; and such he has been for more-than two thousand years. No people ever had so many promises offered them as the Jews, no people ever had such bright and cheering prospects. They were originally set apart for a particular purpose which meant then, and still today means, much to the people and church of God. Israel was to be a lesson for the church.
Their refusal to comply with the wishes of God led them to become a forsaken people; and the Savior said to them just before the close of His earthly ministry: "The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."
During these many years their sufferings and persecutions have been a faithful witness to the truth of the Savior's words. Still God offered them salvation, and does even to this present day.