Skip to comments.12 Reasons Why Supersessionism/Replacement Theology Is Not A Biblical Doctrine
Posted on 04/30/2012 7:51:06 PM PDT by wmfights
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Can you isolate the exact words in all of that that you posted where God said that the promises and the everlasting covenants He made with the Jewish people are null and void?
Think like a Christian.
When were the following part of the Abrahamic Covenant fulfilled?
On the same day the LORD g made a covenant with Abram, saying: h "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. (Genesis 15:18)
From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. (Joshua 1:4)
Does Israel have all the land God promised them? When was that promise fulfilled?
When were these promises fulfilled?
A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, declares the LORD. 21 As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says the LORD: My Spirit which is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your [a]offspring, nor from the mouth of your [b]offsprings offspring, says the LORD, from now and forever."Behold, days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them, declares the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD, I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the LORD, for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, declares the LORD, for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more. (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
"Behold, I will gather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and make them dwell in safety. 38 They shall be My people, and I will be their God; 39 and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me." (Jeremiah 32:37-40)
"And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within [a]them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God."(Ezekiel 11:19-20)
I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful beasts from the land so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing." (Ezekiel 34:25-26)
For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. 28 You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God. 29 Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not [a]bring a famine on you. 30 I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and your abominations. 32 I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Lord GOD, let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel! (Ezekiel 36:24-32)
Say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their [a]dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God."
24 My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them. 25 They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever. 26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will [b]place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever. 27 My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. 28 And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever. (Ezekiel 37:21-28)
""And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit[a] of grace and supplication. They will look on[b] me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 11 On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be great, like the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, 13 the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, 14 and all the rest of the clans and their wives." (Zechariah 10:12-14)
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second. 8 For finding fault with them, He says, "BEHOLD, DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL EFFECT A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH; 9 NOT LIKE THE COVENANT WHICH I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS ON THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; FOR THEY DID NOT CONTINUE IN MY COVENANT, AND I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM, SAYS THE LORD. 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. 11 "AND THEY SHALL NOT TEACH EVERYONE HIS FELLOW CITIZEN, AND EVERYONE HIS BROTHER, SAYING, `KNOW THE LORD,' FOR ALL WILL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST TO THE GREATEST OF THEM. 12 "FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR INIQUITIES, AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE." 13 When He said, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear." (Hebrews 8:1-13)
"And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, 16 "THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM," He then says, 17 "AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE." 18 Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin." (Hebrews 10:15-18)
So God's promises to the Jews have been fulfilled? When were the above promises fulfilled?
Become a Christian so you can think like a Christian.
Pay attention to how Jesus Christ says these promises concerning restoring again the kingdom TO ISRAEL have NOT yet been fulfilled. He says there are times and seasons are under the Father's power, and NOT for the disciples to know.
Think like a member of the Body of Christ believer, NOT a Kingdom believer. One is a MYSTERY, hid in God since BEFORE the foundation of the world, until revealed to Paul. The other is PROPHECY, concerning the Nation of Israel, spoken and promised and prophesied SINCE Abraham.
So far, the replacement theology mythology continues to stand as a man-created doctrine that is completely in contradiction to Scripture and therefore demonic.
I don't think it could be made any clearer than this. There will be a group IN HEAVEN and a group ON EARTH that will be gathered together IN ONE. In the DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES. Now, who are those that are the IN HEAVEN group? Those who are "Blessed with all spiritual blessings IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST." Eph. 1:3. That would be US. The Church the Body of Christ. "If ye be risen with Christ, seek those things which are ABOVE, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things ABOVE, NOT on things on THE EARTH."Co. 3:1,2.
So, who are those that are ON EARTH that He is going to gather together with US in heaven, in the dispensation of the fulness of times? "And Jesus went about all Galilee teaching in their synogogues, and preaching the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM"Mat. 4:23. "Blessed are the meek for they shall INHERIT THE EARTH." Mat. 5:5. "thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in EARTH, as it is in heaven." Mat. 6:10.
And on and on. Israel is God's earthly people. They will be a kingdom of priests and a blessing to all nations ON EARTH when Christ RETURNS to EARTH and sets up His KINGDOM ON EARTH.
We are NOT. The Church the Body of Christ has its promises and position in the heavenlies. And that is EXACTLY why we will be raptured at the end of this dispensation of grace. To begin our promised position in the heavenlies.
It can be argued about until pigs fly. But it doesn't change God's word one iota. The covenants He made with Israel will NOT be left undone. Or changed. Or given to another group. WE ARE NOT ISRAEL.
That nails the truth in a nutshell of God's different purposes and plans for the Church and Israel better than I've seen!
The VERY FIRST sentence of the Bible tells us and we ignore it or don't think closely about what it means. As God's revelation to man unfolds throughout the Bible, it is crystal clear what the very first sentence He gave us means.
"In the beginning God created the heaven (singular) and the earth." Gen.1:1. He created the heaven for a reason and He created the earth for a reason. And that is what His Word is about. WHY He created the heaven and the earth. And that is what prophecy and the mystery are about. WHY He created the heaven and the earth. Why He created the heaven is the mystery, concerning a body of believers. And why He created the earth is prophecy, concerning a kingdom of believers.
His plan for everything and everyone existed before He began creating everything that was made.
Thank you for another great post!!