chosen people

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chosen people

pl n
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews

cho′sen peo′ple


n.pl.
(often caps.)
the Israelites. Ex. 19.
[1525–35]

chosen people

The Jews or ancient Hebrews or Israelites believe themselves to be the nation chosen by God. They have made a convenant with God.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chosen people - any people believing themselves to be chosen by God
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Hebrews, Israelites - the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
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Chen believed that the health of the church was dependent upon not only the education of clergy, but the education and equipping of all God's people.
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It seems that the upcoming Synod of Bishops may be a waste of time because they do not appear open to changing existing church teaching on issues related to family life and sexuality or listening to God's people (NCR, July 4-17).
As we try to help all of God's people, we should teach and support that ideal.
In the New Testament we see that the work of the Holy Spirit is to empower God's people for the sake of evangelism, for the sake of the world, so that the world might know God.