Are Present Day Jews Automatically Saved?

Zechariah 9:9  "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass."

John 12:15 "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt."

To answer that question we can look at the scriptures. There is a teaching in some Christian churches that today's Jews as God's chosen people are automatically saved. This is not the case according to scripture. If a Jew believes in God, but not the Son of God, he is not saved. Even going back to the very first chapter of the book of Genesis, we see that God refers to Himself as "us". He is a Triune Being--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--yet He is One God.

Genesis 1:26 
And God said, Let
make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 6:4  "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD"

Here we see exemplified, all three members of the Godhead cited in Matthew 3:16-17:

Matthew 3:16-17

16   And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17   And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Paul was sent to the Gentiles, and Peter to the Jews to preach the gospel. Even before this, we see Jesus while ministering here on the earth proclaim the necessity of the Jew believing on Him.

John 8:12-24

12   When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
13   The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
14   Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.
15   You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
16   But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.
17   In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.
18   I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
19   Then they asked him, "Where is your father?" "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also."
20   He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his time had not yet come.
21   Once more Jesus said to them, "I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come."
22   This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"
23   But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
24   I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."

In Romans 10, we see Paul describing his anguish over the lost state of the Jewish unbeliever.

Romans 10:1-4

1   Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
2   For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3   For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
4   For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Going back to Romans 9, the scriptures state:

Romans 9:30-33

30   What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
31   but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal.
32   Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.
33   As it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame."

Luke 13:34 -35

34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

35  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

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