Skip to comments.Camping May 21 Rapture and the Replacement Theology Lie
Posted on 05/21/2011 4:46:26 AM PDT by marbren
Camping is a victim of replacement theology. IMHO the lie of replacement theology is almost as insidious as idolatry. The key to holistic understanding of Bible prophecy is to understand the role of Israel in it. God keeps his promises to Israel. This is a model to the rest of us that he will keep his promises to us as well.
A majority of the church going world has been victimized. I believed the lie for 35 years. During the past 20 I have been seeking the truth and only recently did I stop saying IMHO replacement theology is a lie and replaced it with: Replacement theology is a lie dropping the IMHO. For those that do not know, Replacement theology is the lie that the Church has replaced Israel in Gods plan.
The church was polluted by Replacement theology early on. Origen and Augustine, early Fathers of the church, were the first to muddy up the scriptures in this way when they arrogantly took on the mantle of Israel for themselves. Martin Luther apparently did not study it and this lead to his anti-Semitism and Hitler. In many ways IMHO it is like a reverse of the circumcision party that led to Acts 15.
This replacement theology lie has lead to the church we have today. Everyone is running around not knowing what is happening in these end times we are in. The truth is The Church, the Bride of Christ, has a role and Israel has a role. Think of men and women, children and parents, husbands and wives, angels and people, dogs and cats, sheep and goats, wheat and tares. All these have roles God invented.
So the solution: Open your Bible, drop your preconceived notions and open your mind, ask God to reveal the truth about all this Israel stuff written in the Bible. The Lord Jesus Christ is central in it all. Gods Grace and Mercy is incredible, He does all the work. Faith and hope and love permeate the entire Bible and the greatest of these is love.
Obama is a tool of forces he barely grasps. He’s a victim of hubris.
“Just as “all men” does not mean every man will be saved, so the entire “nation of Israel” will not be saved.”
I agree... it’s just that your statement doesn’t flow from Romans 11...
“Those who think that the church has not fulfilled the promise are dead wrong.”
I disagree, or Paul would have mentioned it in Romans 11. Instead, he says the opposite. I believe you and Paul should have a conversation about this and sort it out together.
Have a great end of the world day today!
It’s sunny here this morning.
Perhaps it’s always sunniest before destruction.
Yes, satan has a plan.
Quix, Do you sense a quieting of the naysayers and rapture bashers on FR? Maybe they are just waiting for May 22?
He calls Christ the "seed" to whom the promise was fulfilled, not Abraham's biological descendents.
It is not temporal land which is the fulfillment of the promise, but the eternal new Heavens and Earth which CHRIST has inheritd (and by adoption believers from all nations who are in Him).
You are quite wrong.
Harold Camping was marginalized, marginalized himself actually, decades ago. The “end times obsessed crowd” as you put it understands that no man knows, not even the Son knows, only the Father. This knowledge comes from actually reading the Bible and what it has to say upon the matter.
That the news media have seized upon this and have had such a field day, for such an already discredited fringe figure, is more a symptom of their disdain for all Christians than for anything specific that one Christian might be compelled by pride to use to try to embarass another.
I’ll freely and frequently say Camping was wrong, is wrong and will continue to be wrong so long as he pretends to have some special, hidden knowledge that the Bible itself directly contradicts the possibility of his having. I know this because I know my Bible. Anyone else who knows their Bible knows this as well.
The individuals who have been drawn in by this, on the other hand, do not know their Bible and would rather believe and follow a man, a man who has been wrong on this very subject in the past.
Scripture doesn’t say much about eternity after the millennial kingdom, but I don’t think there will be any distinctions between people during eternity.
:-) heh, heh. Listen, I had three 15 year olds who told me that daily! You've simply got to step up your game... Particularly on the last day of the world. Perhaps you can have that discussion with Paul after 6pm tonight. I wish you peace amidst the destruction today, ampu
And he'll lose the battle of Armageddon before it starts. The big lie here is faith alone saves. People are flocking to churches who don't follow the Ten Commandments and accept any sinful lifestyle imaginable. Judgement Day will be how you live your life according to your religion, not what you believe.
Correct. Unfortunately Camping and his people are not the only ones.
We've got plenty of people obsessed with trying to figure out the dates/hours right here on FR.
You forgot faith follows repentance.
I suggest you spend a little more time with brother Paul.
There is a natural body, and a spiritual body. This applies to fleshly bodies, bodies terrestrial, bodies celestial and to bodies of people in the form of nations.
There is a natural Israel and there is a spiritual Israel. Belonging to one does not necessarily mean belonging to the other, just as the corrupt cannot put on incorruption.
Interesting response to the logical argument Paul puts forth in almost every epistle about christians being the fulfillment...the "true Israel" or "true circumcision" as he puts it.
Too bad you don't have anything more sensical to say.
I heard the Family Radio website had 3 million hits last month - April. Doesn’t sound marginal to me.
There is a natural Israel and there is a spiritual Israel
And why do you direct these comments to me? Have I said differently?