Fr Sandro Vella. O.Carm replies… these are choices that include.
I admit that there are Biblical texts where God seems to choose between one and the other. Many a time this choice is done in view of his plan. The one who is not chosen is not destroyed but is given another role. I am referring, as an example, to the choice between Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau. Regarding the choice of the Jews as a people in both the Old and the New Testament, God chooses for himself the Jews so that through them he will eventually get through all the nations, So, again, it is not a choice that excludes. This is why the Jews are referred to as those “through whom the imperishable light of the law was to be given to the world.” Wisdom 18:4.
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