Wrongly understanding Romans 11:15-27 can lead you to this conclusion. Keep in mind, scriptures that appear to contradict sound doctrine do not overthrow sound doctrine, but are to be clearly explained in the light of that doctrine.

There is nothing in Romans 11:11-27 that has anything to do with anyone getting saved or getting lost. 

If someone can fall out of Christ or be cut out of Christ, God would have to mutilate his Son’s body every time this happened … indeed God’s own body!

Being ‘highminded’ or ‘conceited against’ Israel simply means God will put a Christian aside but not take away his salvation.



The King James Bible has words that are exceedingly precise in their definition and meaning. The words of the King James Bible are clearly explained by its own inbuilt Dictionary.

The words in this case are casting, firstfruit, lump, root, natural branches, graffed, broken off, cut off, highminded, wild and good olive tree,


The King James Bible Text

Romans 11:15-27


15 For if the casting away of them
(Israel) be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?



16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.







17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

18 Boast not against the branches (Israel). But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, The branches
(Israel) were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:


21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Right here we can clear up all the so called confusion with the meaning of the word “casting”. What does it mean? It’s very simple. It’s called horizontal Bible studies whereby The King James Bible is its own Dictionary that explains the meanings of its own words.  
Paul was fearful of being a castaway (1Cor 9:27). What! He would lose his salvation? No. He would simply be put on the shelf and God would not use him anymore. His eternal salvation was secure. He is merely stating that he would no longer be useful to God.
The firstfruit is Israel being chosen and birthed Deut 18:4
The firstfruits is God increasing Israel Jer 2:3
The lump is Israel Rom 9:21-23
The root is Jesus Christ Is 11:10; Is 53:2
Israel has its root in Christ Is 37:31
The branches Israel Nahum 2:2

Some of the branches are unsaved Israel
Some of the branches are saved Israel … that is Jews that have Christ as their saviour.

that is some of the people of Israel, although their nationality is Israel, they are spiritually in Christ. Although they have been physically circumcised, they have become spiritually circumcised and become Christians (Col 2:11)

As Paul says in Rom 4:12, there are those that are of the circumcision, that is they are physical Israel, but have gone further and received Jesus Christ as their saviour … as Paul says “… who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.” Rom 4:12

Broken off does NOT mean cut out. Israel is still in the root.

The wild olive tree is the Gentiles

A graff is a grave. Christians have been put into the grave of Christ, that is, put into his death. Christians have NOT BEEN GRAFTED into Christ as a graft is still alive.

Christ is the fat olive tree.

Christ is the root that beareth (present, continuous and on-going for ever) the Christian

Israel has only be broken off not cut out.

Now if Christians get highminded over the Jews, they will be a castaways, still saved, but broken off and useless. Paul feared about being a castaway. Did this mean he could lose his salvation? NO ... but he would be put aside from serving Christ.

Israel has been temporarily put aside by Christ but he will graff them in again in the seven years of tribulation (Zechariah 12:10)

Severity on the Jew but goodness to the Gentile who has the opportunity to be saved.

Cut off is NOT cut out.

God will make the Jews believe again (Zechariah 12:10)

This is the Gentile – the wild olive tree

Christians are graffed into the death of Christ

The good olive tree is Christ

The natural branches are Israel

Israel have been temporarily blinded so that the Gentiles may be saved. CHRIST WILL UNBLIND ISRAEL in the seven year tribulation

Out of heaven shall come Christ who will deliver Israel.

Christ will make an end of Israels’ sins Daniel 9:24.


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Harley Hitchcock



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