In the Old Testament, through faith, grace and mercy, apparently some were considered righteous; some not. This seems totally an act of God, because even murderers like Moses and adulterers like David were accepted.
In the New Testament, during His earthly ministry, Jesus hid Himself from most. Only a few were given to see the secrets of the kingdom. He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: 'When they look, they won't really see. When they hear, they won't understand.' Luke 8:10
Today, even though the church is made up of one body, both gentiles and Jews, I still believe most Jews are still blinded. "...the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts." 2 Corinthians 3:14-15
Paul said there was a time when God winked, now all are called to repentance. "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead." Acts 17:30-32
There are many varied beliefs, but many who believe in Ultimate Reconciliation or the vivification of all (self included), understand that only some will be saved now (the elect, the ekklesia [called out ones], and the rest at the consummation - each in their own order.
How do you see that all fitting together? Especially that God no longer winks...