I agree with most of what you’ve written, but I think you’ve made some sweeping generalizations.
Not everyone and not all believers and denominations are based on “replacement theology.” Most I know believe what Paul said in Romans, that the grace that God offered the Jews because of their heritage was expanded through Jesus to the gentiles. That’s not a replacement, but an expansion, an inclusiveness based upon accepting Jesus’ life, sacrifice, and death.
I don’t think you can blame Hitler on Luther. The NAZIs, like their counterpart in today’s left-wing of the Democrat Party, will use anything, anyone and any situation to consolidate and expand their power. Hitler used the Church for as long as it served him, then threw it under the bus when Christians like Bonhoeffer began to object (one of those “objections” taking the form of an assassination attempt).
Camping has been deceived by Satan, the great deceiver, the great accuser. Jesus stated very plainly that WE do not know the hour of His return because even HE does not know the hour of His return, that only God the father knows that hour.
For Camping or any other dooms-dayer to say, “He’s coming on Saturday” is one of the most blatant and arrogant of false prophecy.
I completely agree with your advice to drop the dogma, drop the denomination, and study the Bible both as its own book and in historical context to understand what God is telling each of us through his inspired writings.
I don’t know what everyone else is doing today. But I’m going to cut my lawn so that it looks nice enough to put the grill on TOMORROW and then I’m going to cook some steaks...TOMORROW.
Not everyone and not all believers and denominations are based on replacement theology.
I agree I should have said Most churches maybe.
I dont think you can blame Hitler on Luther
I agree I admire Luther my point was Hitler used Luther for his propaganda since they were both antisemitic.
I dont know what everyone else is doing today. But Im going to cut my lawn so that it looks nice enough to put the grill on TOMORROW and then Im going to cook some steaks...TOMORROW.
Good idea but you should add God willing to the end of that line.
Excellent post. Thank you.