Remnant of “Church” + Remnant of “Jews” = God’s “Elect”
Some Pre-Trib proponents will try to say that the word, “eklektós,” translated as “elect(s),” in Matthew 24:22, 24, & 31, “means the Jews… and does not refer to the ‘ekklésia,’ which means the Church. So, therefore, the Church is not going to face the Tribulation.”
‘Ekklésia,’ (#1577, in the Strong’s Concordance) means, “an assembly, congregation, [and, yes, the] church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers.”
However, this is NOT the ONLY word the means the whole body of Christians!!!
The word used in Matthew 24 is “eklektós” (#1588 in the Strong’s Concordance) which means, “chosen out, elect, choice, select, sometimes as subst: of those chosen out by God for the rendering of special service to Him (of the Hebrew race, particular Hebrews, the Messiah, and the Christians).
Typically, 1588 /eklektós (‘select, chosen’) describes people who choose to follow the Lord, i.e. become God’s choice by freely receiving faith (4102 /pístis) from Him.”
Furthermore, it is the VERY SAME word (“eklektós“) that is used by Paul when he states, in 2 Timothy 2:10, “Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”
Paul was in jail, in Rome, being sent, “unto the Gentiles” (as stated in other Verses) that they, “may ALSO obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus,” and it is THIS group of people GOD ALSO CALLS part of His “elect”!!! With the FULL rights, privileges, and inheritance as ANY other TRUE child of Abraham!!!
God’s elect, His Bride, TRUE Israel, “Abraham’s seed, ”etc. are NOT JUST made up of the REMNANT Jews!!! And, YES, as Isaiah cried out, in the Old Testament, and as Paul reiterated in the New, “Though the people of Israel are as numerous as the sand of the seashore, ONLY A REMNANT will be saved. For the LORD will carry out his sentence upon the earth quickly and with finality.” Romans 9:27-28, (NLT, emphasis added)
It are those (and ONLY those) who find salvation through (and ONLY through) faith in Jesus Christ (and in ONLY Him)!!! PERIOD
Paul to the Gentile Galatians writes, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:26-29
And, “Now you, brothers and sisters [of GENTILE Galatia], like Isaac, are children of promise.” Galatians 4:28
Paul to the Gentile Romans writes, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:16-18
“In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” Romans 9:8