Sun, 9 September 2018
This question surfaces because in Paul's day, the majority of Jews rejected Jesus as Messiah. Lead by their spiritual leaders, the Jews rejected Jesus' messianic claims and with the help of Rome, killed Jesus. Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven. Rather than receiving the promised kingdom ruled by Messiah, the nation of Israel remained subjugated to Rome. By 70AD Israel ceased to exist as a nation.