To: topcat54; HarleyD; Dr. Eckleburg; jude24
Since you kept the last thread going for so long, I thought I'd invite you to this one as well. Again, I apologize in advance that I won't have time to join in the usual debates until next week.
posted on 09/29/2006 8:31:27 AM PDT
To: Buggman; 1000 silverlings; Dr. Eckleburg; topcat54
This is, in fact, what Replacement Theology claims that God did to Israel in the first century: destroyed them, and replaced them with the Messiahs children, the Church.
This is incorrect. "Replacement" theology is a misnomer. I'm not sure where the name came from but it is an inaccurate description of the theology.
Replacement Theology does not claim that God destroyed Israel and replaced them with the Church. Replacement Theology follows Pauls doctrine and states that Gentiles are grafted into the true Israel, the believing Jews. All believers, Jews and Gentiles share in Gods covenant as Christians. All unbelieving Jews and Gentiles are outside of Gods covenant as unbelievers. Israel was never destroyed. Christians are the true Israel.
Eph 2:11-13 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision" by the so-called "Circumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands-- remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Heb 8:10 "FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS, AND I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS. AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
Those who have God's Laws written on their minds and hearts are the new Israel. Period. This is a simple concept that you have missed in your paper that should be pointed out.
posted on 09/29/2006 4:53:00 PM PDT
("Man's steps are ordained by the Lord, How then can man understand his way?" Prov 20:24)
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