Some texts of The Bible are impossible for particularly feminist-sexist-oriented antisemites to swallow, like for example:
Matthew 15:21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And hey, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon."
23 But He did not answer [the noisy and harassive inferior-gender woman] a word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, "Send her away, for [the noisy and harassive inferior-gender woman] is crying after us."
24 He answered [whoever], "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." [i.e. Jews first!]
25 But she came and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, help me."
26 And He answered, "It is not fair to take the [Jewish chosen-people] children's bread and throw it to the [particularly-inferior-gender Gentile/Canaanite] dogs."
27 She [with outstanding humility and compliant penitence] said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the [particularly inferior-gender Gentile/Canaanite] dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their [Jewish chosen-people] masters' table."
28 Then Jesus answered her, "Woman [but not necessarily: "lady"], great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.
Mark 7:24 And from there He got up and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house, and would not have any one know it; yet He could not be hid.
25 But immediately a woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell down at His feet.
26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged Him to exorcise the demon out of her daughter.
27 And He said to her, "Let the children first be fed, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
28 But she answered Him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
29 And He said to her, "For this saying you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter."
30 And she went home, and found the child lying in bed, and the demon gone.
The demon of rabid antisemitism has and still does infest many cultically-religious and pseudo-spiritual irrational swine, prepared to drown themselves in murderous lunatic prejudice and vile hatred against God's equivalent of His top-of-the-line Navy Seals and Special Forces Army Rangers.
Nevertheless, those progenie of Jacob (a.k.a. Israel) conspiculously do stand out: Felix Mendelssohn (and who knows about Bach and Mozart?), Jack Benny and Sam Jaffe, Albert Einstein, Alan Greenspan, Rubenstein and Horowitz, and many more I cannot presently think of nor have I mentioned. I would rather not mention should-know-better kikes Joy Behar nor even Larry King, nor that my wife likes it not for me to use terms like spic, dego, whop, niggar, honky, chink, or Irish...even though the Jew Mel Brooks used them in his movie Blazing Saddles.
The "master race" of so-called "aryans" envisioned by Adolf Hitler smacks of reality, but der Fuehrer had it backwards as to their true identity.
It started out with ancestral predecessors Adam and Eve, and even more so with animal-sacrificer Abel, murdered by prototype-antisemite Cain.
Matthew 23:35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
Luke 11:51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he received approval as righteous, God bearing witness by accepting his gifts; he died, but through his faith he is still speaking.
Hebrews 12:24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel.
Of course, elite blood descendancy does not guarantee eternal accceptability:
Matthew 3:9 and do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up [both Isaac/Jacob-like Jewish chosen-people and accomodating-with-Jewish-chosen-people Ishmael-like arab and other] children to Abraham.
Luke 3:8 Bear fruits that befit repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
The person called "Abram" got his name changed to "Abraham" after he had done the good work of having faith in and righteously believing God, not merely after faithlessly fathering Ishmael the child of slave Hagar but especially after faithfully begetting Isaac the child of promise by faithless Sarai renamed faithful Sarah:
Hebrews 11:11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
Genesis 17:5 No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
First Chronicles 1:27 Abram, that is, Abraham.
Nehemiah 9:7 Thou art the LORD, the God who didst choose Abram and bring him forth out of Ur of the Chaldeans and give him the name Abraham;
Galatians 3:6 Thus Abraham "believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."
7 So you see that it is men of faith who are the sons of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you shall all the nations be blessed."
9 So then, those who are men of faith are blessed with Abraham who had faith.
29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
Galatians 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a [NON-chosen-people arab-or-other-mother merely-living-under-the-Law] slave and one by a [laughing-but-fearfully-believing, chosen-people, blood-descendant-Jewish] free woman.
23 But the son of the slave was born according to the [faithlessly living-only-by-the-Law] flesh, the son of the free woman through promise.
24 Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai [on which the Ten-Commandments Law was given from God], bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar.
25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present [living-only-by-Jewish-law and hence Israeli/"palestinian"-divided] Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
27 For it is written, "Rejoice, barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married."
28 Now we, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
29 But as at that time [living-by-law-only legalists plus antisemitic-"palestinian"-terrorists] he who was born according to the [living-by-law-only legalists plus antisemitic-"palestinian"-terrorists] flesh persecuted him who was born according to the [Jewish-chosen-people Christian-covert] Spirit, so it is now.
30 But what does the scripture say? "Throw out the [living-by-law-only legalists plus antisemitic-"palestinian"-terrorists] slave and her [living-by-law-only legalists plus antisemitic-"palestinian"-terrorists] son; for the son of the [living-by-law-only legalists plus antisemitic-"palestinian"-terrorists] slave shall not inherit with the son of the free woman."
31 So, brethren, we are not children of the [living-by-law-only legalists plus antisemitic-"palestinian"-terrorists] slave but of the free woman.
The inclusion of gentiles (or nations) as being saveable (that is, justifiable and sanctifiable) besides [blood-descendant chosen-people] Jews is inferred by the name change from Abram to Abraham, and so even Ruth the Moabitess is in the family tree of Master-Jew Jesus Christ, also with others who received God's blessing, such as leprosy-cured Naaman the Syrian:
Luke 4:27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the [non-jewish]Syrian."
28 When they heard this, all [satanic jews] in the synagogue were filled with wrath.
29 And [the satanic jews] rose up and put Him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that [the satanic jews] might throw Him down headlong.
30 But passing through the midst of [the satanic jews], He went away.
And antisemitic falsely-religious heretics and pseudo-spiritual cultists have been trying to throw Israel and Jew-lovers off all sorts of cliffs ever since. Nebucadnezzar tried it:
Daniel 1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God; and he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his god.
3 Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility,
4 youths without blemish, handsome and skilful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to serve in the king's palace, and to teach them the letters and language of the Chaldeans.
6 Among these were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah of the tribe of Judah.
17 As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all letters and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
18 At the end of the time, when the king had commanded that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
19 And the king spoke with them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they stood before the king.
20 And in every matter of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom.
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand for ever;
45 just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be hereafter. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure."
46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and did homage to Daniel, and commanded that an offering and incense be offered up to him.
47 The king said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery."
48 Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.
49 Daniel made request of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel remained at the king's court.
But soon it seems that King Nebuchadnezzar has egotistically pompous-ass amnesia and short-term memory, but only temporarily:
Daniel 3:9 They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, "King, live for ever!
10 You, king, have made a decree, that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image;
11 and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into a burning fiery furnace.
12 There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O king, pay no heed to you; they do not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up."
13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in furious rage commanded that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. Then they brought these men before the king.
14 Nebuchadnezzar said to them, "Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image which I have set up?
15 Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image which I have made, well and good; but if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace; and who is the god that will deliver you out of my hands?"
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, king.
18 But if not, be it known to you, king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up."
19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression of his face was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
20 And he ordered certain mighty men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
21 Then these men were bound in their mantles, their tunics, their hats, and their other garments, and they were cast into the burning fiery furnace.
22 Because the king's order was strict and the furnace very hot, the flame of the fire slew those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell bound into the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He said to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?" They answered the king, "True, O king."
25 He answered, "But I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods."
26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning fiery furnace and said, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come forth, and come here!" Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire.
27 And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king's counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men; the hair of their heads was not singed, their mantles were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them.
28 Nebuchadnezzar said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, and set at nought the king's command, and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God.
29 Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that speaks anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins; for there is no other god who is able to deliver in this way."
30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.
History had repeated itself already concerning the story of gullible King Ahaseurus, Esther's Jewish uncle Mordecai, and mass-murder-conspiring lividly-antisemitic Haman (and free free to refresh your recollections of that by reading the entire but short Old-Testament book of Esther).
One wonders just who "God's chosen people" really are:
First Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen seed (NOT "race"), a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 Once you were no people but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy.
IS that term applicable to blood descendants of Abraham and Isaac - namely, lying Jacob who deceived his dad Isaac thus cheating Esau out of his dad's blessing? The sons of Jacob and jealous brothers of Joseph who threw him into a pit, them sold him as a slave to vagabonds, and then lied about it to their father? It reminds me of chosen-people blood-descendant Jews such as timid Gideon, long-haired Samson who laid with a harlot at Gaza, feminist Deborah, Jephthah who burned his daughter alive as a thank offering to God, Samuel who anointed evil-spirit Saul, David who (like a conspiring hit man) indirectly but deliberately set up Bathsheba's husband Uriah for assassination in warfare after screwing Uriah's wife Bathsheba, and others of the blood descendancy of Abraham and Isaac. SOME representatives of God's chosen people they were! Oh well, we all have our problems and shortcomings, to be sure.
So WHAT was the admirable asset all the above had which gave them the title and designation of "God's chosen people?" Was God being unfair? Unreasonably partial rather than fair-mindedly impartial? Hebrews chapter 11 explains that in detail!
God chooses who he chooses, with no backtalk of questioning allowed:
Romans 9:16 So it depends not upon man's will or exertion, but upon God's mercy.
17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, "I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing My power in you, so that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth."
18 So then He has mercy upon whomever He wills, and He hardens the heart of whomever He wills [though errant people first harden their own hearts and thus they themselves are at fault and to blame by starting the whole problem].
19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault [with the excuse that: "God created me and I was born that way without asking me first and so I could not have done anything about it anyway"]? For who can resist His will?"
20 But who are you, a man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, "Why have you made me thus?"
21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for beauty and another for menial use?
22 What if God, desiring to show His wrath and to make known His power, has endured with much patience the vessels of wrath made for destruction,
23 in order to make known the riches of His glory for the vessels of mercy, which He has prepared beforehand for glory,
24 even us whom He has called, not from the Jews only but also from the gentiles?
25 As indeed He says in Hosea, "Those who were not My people I will call 'My people,' and her who was not beloved I will call 'My beloved.'"
26 "And in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"
27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved;
28 for the Lord will execute his sentence upon the earth with rigor and dispatch."
29 And as Isaiah predicted, "If the Lord of hosts had not left us children, we would have fared like Sodom and been made like Gomorrah."
30 What shall we say, then? That gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith;
31 but that israel who pursued the righteousness which is based on law did not succeed in fulfilling that law.
32 Why? Because they did not pursue it through faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,
33 as it is written, "Hey, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make men stumble, a rock that will make them fall; and he who believes in Him will not be put to shame."
Chosenness can and does include, but clearly goes beyond blood-descendant geneology and familial heritage. The Holy Spirit, who dictated Paul's writings to all, had Paul establish and remind us of his blood-descendant chosen-people-Jew credentials:
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not irksome to me, and is safe for you.
2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil-workers, look out for those who pierce the flesh.
3 For we are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh.
4 Though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If any other man thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:
5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law a Pharisee,
9 and be found in [Christ], not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith
The great sheet of Jews-with-Gentiles inclusiveness is explained in:
Acts 11:4 But [elite-Jew] Peter began and explained to them in order:
5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, something descending, like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came down to me.
6 Looking at it closely I observed [NON-Jewish Gentile-dog-equivalent] animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air.
7 And I heard a voice saying to me, 'Rise, Peter; kill and eat [Jews and non-Jews].'
8 But I said, 'No, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
9 But the voice answered a second time from heaven, 'What God has cleansed you must not call common.'
11 At that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea.
12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brethren also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house.
13 And he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa and bring Simon called Peter;
14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.'
15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning.
16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, 'John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?"
18 When they heard this they were silenced. And they glorified God, saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance unto life."
Such blessed repentance and follow-up blessing is available for all who come to salvation by the faith of Abraham:
Romans 4:16 That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants--not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, for he is the father of us all,
Not all (including chosen-people jews and NON-chosen-people arabs and others) had nor have faith (with dire consequences), such as Esau - relating to those of Mount Seir (spoken of in Obadiah):
Romans 9:13 As it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
It is true that True Jews, in a spiritual sense, comprise both blood-descendant Jews and grafted-in Gentile-type Jews:
Matthew 8:11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with [chosen-people blood-descendant-Jew] Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
12 while the sons of the kingdom [antisemitic apostates outside and antisemitic infidels within the replacement-theology heretic "Church"] will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth."
Luke 13:25 When once the Householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us.' He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.'
26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.'
27 But He will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from; leave Me, all you workers of iniquity!'
28 There you will weep and gnash your teeth, when you see [chosen-people blood-descendant Jewish elite] Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out.
29 And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God.
Romans 2:28 For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical.
29 He is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual and not literal. His praise is not from men but from God.
Romans 11:21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen,
but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off.
23 And even the others, if they do not persist in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.
24 For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.
25 Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of [blood-descendants] Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in,
26 and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob";
27 "and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
28 As regards the gospel they are enemies of God, for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.
29 For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.
30 Just as you were once disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience,
31 so they have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may receive mercy.
32 For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all.
Some of the ways God "consigned all men to disobedience" was imposing the horrific stumbling blocks of The Tempting Serpent plus The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, and (most dangerous of all) non-robotic/non-instinctual human free-choice freewill......ALL eventually compensated for quite nicely because of the embarrassing birth of the naked and helpless Son-of-God infant in a barn, and the even-more-humiliating murder against (not "of") The Same who was misconstrued by the jealous murderers as an alleged blasphemous criminal tortured to death on some insidious device called a "cross" (but because of all which He became every believer's atoning and redemptive Ticket into Heaven).
Keep in mind now that all this came from The Master-Jew Himself, as related to us by NON-synagogue-of-Satan (see Revelation 2:9 and 3:9) elite Jews Matthew, Mark, John, Saul called Paul, Peter, John, Jude, plus the Jewish Old-Testament prophets, being that:
John 4:22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
Numbers 12:7 Not so with my [elite Jewish] servant Moses; he is entrusted with all my house.
Romans 3:2 Much in every way. To begin with, the [chosen-people blood-descendant] Jews are entrusted with the oracles of God.
First Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission.
Galatians 2:7 but on the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the non-circumcised (not "un"-circumcised), just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised
Romans 11:28 As regards the gospel [present-time disbelievers of non-Jewish and particularly Jewish stock] are enemies against (not "of") God, for your sake; but as regards election [present-time disbelievers of non-Jewish and particularly Jewish stock] are beloved for the sake of their forefathers:
Malachi 4:6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse."
Romans 9:29 And as Isaiah predicted, "If the Lord of hosts had not left us children, we would have fared like Sodom and been made like Gomorrah."
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received [everything] promised, but having seen it and greeted it from afar, having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a Homeland.
15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 But as it is, they desire a Better Country, that is, a Heavenly One. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a City.
Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the City of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
23 and to The Assembly of the First-Born who are enrolled in Heaven, and to a Judge who is God of all, and to the Spirits of Just Men made perfect,
24 and to Jesus, The Mediator of a New Covenant, and to the Sprinkled Bblood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel.
For He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin.....