Ask the Pastor – Israel, No Longer a Nation?

Question: Could you please help me understand Jeremiah 31:36, which says, “If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, [then] the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.” I know we do not believe that the nation of Israel will play a part in the last days, but what does this mean?

What Might Have Been

When God created Adam and Eve, He gave them a home in the beautiful garden of Eden and endowed them with stewardship over all the created beings and vegetation. Adam named all the animals and had free use of the earth. God had a beautiful plan for man here on this planet: a home where they would ever have the joys of peace and harmony between heaven and earth. What a wonderful heritage it was and could have been forever, but they disobeyed God, and what might have been never came about.