Skip to comments.No Understanding of Bible Prophecy
Posted on 12/29/2005 8:17:39 AM PST by kindred
Note from Bill:
Today there are approximately 100 million American church members who have very little to no understanding of Bible prophecy. These church members are from replacement theology churches that don't teach Bible prophecy and who look at prophetic scriptures as allegorical and not literal. Consequently, they do not understand the importance of Israel to the God of Israel or God's redemptive plan for Israel and the nations. (To Read "The Error of Replacement Theology" - By Clarence H. Wagner Jr. click here.)
These church members also have no understanding of the biblical significance of what is transpiring today in Israel, Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and in other Middle East nations. They are also not aware of the significance of the formation of the European Union, new ID technologies and much more.
I have shared the biblical significance of our times with some of these people and almost all of them can't process the information mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And due to fear they do not want to hear more. They also have no point of reference in which to start if they had interest.
The good news is those who understand Bible prophecy are fully aware of the significance of Israel, God's time clock, and are watching the times with great interest and expectancy.
We will continue to post articles under Update and Commentary and under the Error Exposed category under Page Two News to inform you of the official church positions, their recent statements calling on Israel to leave her land, and writings and statements that speak against pro-Israel Christians.
Below is a list of the 25 largest churches in America. The churches that are highlighted in bold are confirmed replacement theology churches. We are still attempting to confirm a few of the smaller church positions.
U.S. Membership Denominational Ranking: Largest 25 Denominations/Communions --2004 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches
1. The Roman Catholic Church - 66,407,105 2. Southern Baptist Convention - 16, 427, 736 3. The United Methodist Church - 8,251,042 4. The Church of God in Christ - 5,499,875 5. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 5,410,544 6. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - 5,038,006 7. National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. - 5,000,000 8. National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. - 3,500,000 9. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - 3,407,329 10. Assemblies of God - 2,687,366 11. The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - 2,512,714 12. African Methodist Episcopal Church - 2,500,000 13. National Missionary Baptist Convention of America - 2,500,000 14. Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. - 2,500,000 15. The Episcopal Church - 2,333,628 16. Churches of Christ, Corsicana, Texas - 1,500,000 17. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - 1,500,000 18. Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. - 1,500,000 19. American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. - 1,484,291 20. African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - 1,430,795 21. United Church of Christ - 1,330,985 22. Baptist Bible Fellowship International - 1,200,000 23. Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, Joplin, Mo. - 1,071,616 24. Jehovah's Witnesses - 1,022,397 25. Church of God, Cleveland, Tenn., - 944,857
How is this news? Why not post your religion posts in the Religion topic?
It is a great undertaking...say the undertakers
I do know, though, that we will not last through to my natural death. This is a matter of faith, but everything I see points to it.
Below is a list of the 25 largest churches in America...........
No mention of the People's Front of Judea?
How about this prophecy; those who don't learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
Just what to do you say that "Replacement Theology" is?
**The good news is those who understand Bible prophecy are fully aware of the significance of Israel, God's time clock, and are watching the times with great interest and expectancy.**
Catholics are very aware of what the Bible prophesizes regarding these topics and likewise, are watching the end times with great interest.
The author has a very biased point of view in my opinion.
I'm Catholic and I most certainly think some extremely relevant and interesting things are going on with regards to Biblical prophecy.
What is replacement theology?
I think it's the belief that Christianity is supposed to replace the Jewish people as 'God's chosen' due to the Jewish rejection of Christ. At least, that's how I understand it. I don't believe it's that cut and dry though.
I believe what Paul said; that those who believe in Jesus are now the children of Abraham. So that must put me in the replacement category.
Literal Israel doesn't really matter anymore (I mean theologically, politically I love that country and pray for them to have peace from their enemies) because the remnant needs to keep the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus. If you believe in literal Israel, then you have to believe in literal Babylon (from which Jesus will call his people out of), which leaves a whole lot of us in the cold.
That's pretty much the truth.
And ultimately, God will do stuff in his way, no matter what we tell him is the way he is supposed to move.
Look at Jesus. How many scholars in his day expected the Messiah to come as the Suffering Servant? They thought the Suffering Servant was a prophecy about the people of God going through the traumas of exile.
But not to fear, for we are told, "Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." Luke 21:28.
But I do like to contemplate this passage in particular:
And because wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Answer:.....The 'LAND' does NOT belong to the Jewish-People,....the LAND NOW belongs to the Covenant-Reformed-Presbyterians-EVANGELICAL,CATHOLICS, and MORMONS TOGETHER,....etc.
Orthodox Jewish People & Baptist-Dispensational Christians are NOT to be LAND owners.....
....THAT 'is' replacement anti-bible-theology!
'Narnia' is a replacement-theology work!
The bold highlighting does not show up on my browser. Can you post the list showing which are "confirmed replacement theology churches"?
The writer needs to do some more homework on the Southern Baptists. There are some Biblically knowledgeable folks there who have embraced Reformed theology. And it would have helped, if you weren't going to follow the formatting of the original ("The churches that are highlighted in bold") to have linked to the relevant story instead of a page with a jumble of headlines, none of which actually matched the headline you made up. (For other readers, search for this headline on that poorly laid out page: "Monday, Jan 17, 2005 08:37:49 AM EDT
Approximately 100 Million American
Church Members Have Very Little to
No Understanding of Bible Prophecy -
Bill Koenig ".
From the list (not at the linked page, but if you work you can track it down):
Roman Catholic, United Methodist, Mormons, ELCA, PCUSA, LCMS, AME, ECUSA, CoC - Corsicana, Greek Orthodox, AME Zion, UCC, CC&CoC - Joplin, JW.
Not in bold: SBC (at least partially inaccurate), COGiC, NBC - America, NBC - USA, AoG, National Missionary Baptists, Progressive National Baptists, Pentacostal, American Baptist USA, Baptist Bible Fellowship, CoG - Cleveland, TN.
who look at prophetic scriptures as allegorical and not literal
Everybody does this. Or are you expecting to see a literal dragon at a literal seashore? A literal woman in heaven?
What is replacement theology?
A perjoritive term for the notion that God's people are not now necessarily physical descendants of the partriarch Jacob's sons.
Romans does say that God has plans to do good things to "Israel according to the flesh" before it's all over with -- noone denies that (or should, anyway).
Never mind. I followed the link to the original article. It highlights the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormons") as being one of the "confirmed replacement theology churches." I believe that is incorrect.
Thanks. As I unerstand the term, "replacement theology" is not taught by the Mormons.