When Jesus said, "Salvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22), he expressed what Jews today have known for four thousand years. Though he was rejected by a Jewish majority, Jesus nevertheless sided with all his Jewish kinsmen when he made his declaration. Included in Jesus' words is the idea that God chose the Jews alone to lead in the world's salvation. This means that even the salvation which Christianity proclaims has always been led by Jews. This is said in the sense that Jesus as Savior comes from the Jews, and Christianity's New Testament foundation is also the product of Jews. Hence, since Gentile Christianity is nothing without its Jewish New Testament foundation and Jesus as Jew, Gentile Christianity has always been dependent on and led by Jews. On June 7, 1967, Gentiles lost control of Jerusalem. On that same date, in fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy, "the times of the Gentiles" came to fruition (Luke 21:24). Accordingly, the era of Gentile-centered Christianity officially ended at that point. Since then, a transitional period has been restoring a long-lost Jewish-centered Christianity, and Gentile Christians are rallying to its support. In its fullness of restoration, Jewish-centered Christianity will take the leading role in the Christian world; the Messiah will return thereafter; he will inaugurate his kingdom on a renewed earth; and all of saved humanity from the time of Adam will be united on earth under the universal rule of God, in accordance with Jewish prophecy.