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The reason people use that phrase today in relation to the Jews is pure propaganda and the attempt at drowning out the knowledge that God has chosen others over them.
begun past participle of be·gin (Verb)
1 Start; perform or undergo the first part of (an action or activity): "the Communists have just begun to fight"; "it was beginning to snow".
2 Come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place: "the ground campaign had begun".
Originally posted by Deetermined
Originally posted by BornOfSin
It has began
POPE ORDERS VATICAN BANK PROBE
LOL! That's a far cry from giving all of your money away to the poor and announcing that God is a woman!
A false prophet is one who falsely claims the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, or who uses that gift for evil ends.
Do you mean that there was even existing, people who were descended from Jacob? That seems to be backwards logic to me.
. . . you can't deny that the reason Jacob was chosen was because of his relationship with the ones who followed God prior to Christ's coming.
No, what it really says is that you are evasive and a liar. You want us to think that you don't practice certain things in order to keep from being ridiculed, yet you do them and then you lie about them. I knew you did. I'm only proving my point here on this thread. People who claim the things that you do are all talking to other spirits whether you want to admit it or not.
That's just it. There's your reason and then there's God's reason. You have to try and align the two.
I was focusing in on Isaiah since this is the most basic authority cited in the New Testament for what Jesus was doing.
So, are you trying to exclude Abraham now too?
But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. (2011 NIV)