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  • The Subversion Of American Evangelicals

    03/09/2016 3:55:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | March 9, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Monday the Bethlehem Bible College, an Evangelical Christian college in Jesus’s hometown, opened its fourth biennial Christ at the Checkpoint conference. The conference, which is directed specifically toward US Evangelicals, will run through the week.
  • Poll: Israel is one of the world's least religious countries

    04/22/2015 7:07:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 74 replies
    Algenheimer ^ | 4/21/2015 | None given
    Perhaps it’s the Jewish state, but the state of Judaism in Israel might raise a few eyebrows: according to an international Gallup poll, Israel is now one of the world’s least religious countries.
  • The Mystery Of The Olive Tree...Romans 9-11 pt 16

    Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? For I would not,...
  • Israel Is (Temporarily) Blinded...Romans 9-11 pt 15

    What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid:...
  • Israel's Irrevocable Gifts...Romans 9-11 pt 2

    I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.(Romans 9:1-5)...
  • What About Israel?...Romans 9-11 pt 1

    I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.(Romans 9:1-5)The...
  • Presbyterian Church and Palestinian Liberal Christians Rewriting the Bible

    01/22/2015 5:40:41 PM PST · by juliosevero · 19 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Presbyterian Church and Palestinian Liberal Christians Rewriting the Bible to Remove References to Israel By Julio Severo Sabeel (Palestinian Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center) has partnered with the Presbyterian Church (USA) to produce a new Bible version that changes God’s Word. The new version has no mention of Israel as Jewish and no mention of Jesus as a Jew. In fact, Jesus (Yeshua) is changed from being Jewish to being a Palestinian Arab, according to Geri Ungurean in NowTheEndBegins. Sabeel (Arabic ‘the way’ and also ‘a channel’ or ‘spring’) is a Christian liberation theology organization based in Jerusalem. It was founded...
  • If you don’t support Israel, what else do you not believe?

    12/18/2014 6:21:48 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/5/14 | Steve Berman
    Politically, culturally, and theologically, American Christians should support Israel, as a Jewish state, as a free nation, and as the Holy Land set aside for God’s purposes.  Believing otherwise is counter to scripture, Christian faith, and American interests. Many Christians believe that since the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and Israel was scattered, that God had no plans for Israel, and instead has passed his blessings to the Church.  Nothing could be further from God’s truth, and no belief could be more damaging and pernicious to God’s purpose in bringing redemption to the world. The thought that somehow...
  • Pope Francis’s unfriendly visit

    05/28/2014 6:03:57 PM PDT · by DManA · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/27/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    In one of his blander pronouncements during the papal visit, Netanyahu mentioned on Monday that Jesus spoke Hebrew. There was nothing incorrect about Netanyahu’s statement. Jesus was after all, an Israeli Jew. But Francis couldn’t take the truth. So he indelicately interrupted his host, interjecting, “Aramaic.” Netanyahu was probably flustered. True, at the time, educated Jews spoke and wrote in Aramaic. And Jesus was educated. But the language of the people was Hebrew. And Jesus preached to the people, in Hebrew. Netanyahu responded, “He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.” Reuters’ write-up of the incident tried to explain away the...
  • Pope, Netanyahu spar over Jesus' native language

    05/26/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 May 2014 | Reuters
    Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded words on Monday over the language spoken by Jesus two millennia ago. "Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew," Netanyahu told Francis, at a public meeting in Jerusalem in which the Israeli leader cited a strong connection between Judaism and Christianity. "Aramaic," the pope interjected. "He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew," Netanyahu shot back. Like many things in the Middle East, where the pope is on the last leg of a three-day visit, modern-day discourse about Jesus is complicated and often political. A Jew, Jesus was born in...
  • Pope Francis' unfriendly visit

    05/28/2014 5:03:35 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/28/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman were right when they blamed the noxious anti-Israel incitement rampant in Europe for Saturday's murderous shooting attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels >>SNIP<< Pope Benedict XVI was perceived as a friend of Israel, despite his childhood membership in the Hitler Youth. His opposition to Islam's rejection of reason, eloquently expressed at his speech at the University of Regensburg in 2006, positioned him as a religious champion of reason, individual responsibility and law — Judaism's primary contributions to humanity. His predecessor Pope John Paul II was less willing to confront Islamic...
  • Jimmy Carter hails Palestinian unity deal as opportunity for Israel to forge peace

    05/13/2014 5:50:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    "It would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and just one portion of the Palestinians,” the former president wrote in the "Washington Post." The Palestinian unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah offers Israel an opportunity to move the peace process forward since any future agreement would incorporate all of the West Bank and Gaza, former president Jimmy Carter argues in an op-ed he wrote for The Washington Post on Tuesday. “This reconciliation of Palestinian factions and formation of a national unity government is necessary because it would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and...
  • The Church Is Israel Now

    01/20/2014 8:15:27 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 82 replies ^ | Friday, June 1, 2012 | Charles D. Provan
    Friday, June 1, 2012 The Church Is Israel Now by Charles D. Provan During this century, Christians have been told over and over that “God has an unconditional love for Old Testament Israel,” by which is meant that God’s love is directed toward persons racially descended from Abraham, regardless of faith or obedience. Membership in Israel, therefore, is viewed as a matter of race, not faith. The Church Is Israel Now demonstrates that the Bible totally repudiates this racialist viewpoint. Being a member of Israel in the Old Testament was dependent upon faith and obedience to God. When the Israelites...
  • Op-Ed: Imminent: Israel's Capitulation to the Vatican

    06/13/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | June 13, 2013 6:20 AM | Giulio Meotti
    A long-awaited agreement between the Vatican and Israel appears to be near finality. The two main points revolve around the Church's requests to build two centers in Israel: a church in a section of the Caesaria National Park where a site dedicated to Paul once stood, and the use of a plot on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The structure on Mt. Zion, the highest point of Jerusalem, is known as the Cenacle, where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, and according to the deal which will be signed in the coming months, it will become open to...

    11/11/2012 3:12:55 PM PST · by TaraP · 66 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Nov 9th, 2012
    At an interfaith conference bringing together Jewish leaders and Protestant Christian pastors outside Jerusalem this week, several of the Christian representatives painted a very worrying picture about the future of relations between Israel and the mainstream Church. While an estimated tens of millions of individual Christians around the world love and support the Jewish state, many of the mainline Protestant churches have been actively boycotting Israel, encouraging pro-Palestinian activism and demanding that Western governments stop sending aid to Jerusalem. One of the main Christian representatives at the conference was Rev. Paul Wilkinson, associate minister at Hazel Grove Full Gospel Church...
  • Amillennialism vs Premillennialism

    06/19/2012 1:55:20 PM PDT · by wmfights · 66 replies
    Rapture Notes ^ | Gary Vaterlaus
    In this article, we first examined the tap root that contributed to the rejection of a literal thousand-year kingdom on earth, the dominant view for the first two centuries of the church, in favour of a spiritualized kingdom unlimited in duration (amillennialism). The single factor: the adoption of an allegorical hermeneutic, which replaced the literal or face-value hermeneutic of Jesus and the apostles. Four sub-roots fed this hermeneutical shift. First: the anti-Jewish bias of the early church developed as a result of a church dominated by gentile believers. Second: an overreaction to heresy, which included the condemnation not only of...
  • Why Premillennialism Mattered in the Early Church’s Battle against Gnosticism

    06/15/2012 2:12:00 PM PDT · by wmfights · 14 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D.
    Discussions about eschatology and millennial views are sometimes dogged by questions about their importance and practical relevance.1 Yet early church history shows that belief in a particular millennial view, in this case premillennialism, was no small thing. In fact, it was a major weapon in the early church’s battle against the greatest enemy to Christianity of that era— Gnosticism. Donald Fairbairn argues this point in his article, “Contemporary Millennial/Tribulational Debates.”2 Fairbairn is a professor of historical theology at Erskine Theological Seminary and earned his doctorate in patristics from the University of Cambridge. I would like to summarize some of Fairbairn’s...
  • What Did Christians Close to John the Apostle Believe about the Millennium?

    06/13/2012 1:12:26 PM PDT · by wmfights · 79 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D.
    It has been said that one can use church history to prove just about anything. There is some wisdom to that old adage and that is why we must be careful when we use church history to support what we believe. Also, evangelicals have often rightly declared that as important as church history is, our doctrinal beliefs must first and foremost be grounded in Scripture. Thus, the proper perspective is to pay close attention to church history and learn from it, but also understand that Scripture takes priority over church history when it comes to what we should believe. With...
  • The Importance of Supersessionism to Theology

    06/11/2012 12:11:54 PM PDT · by wmfights · 15 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    In recent years, a greater awareness of the relationship between supersessionism and the major categories of Christian theology has developed. R. Kendall Soulen, for example, points out that current perceptions toward supersessionism are “fraught with profound implications for the whole range of Christian theological reflection.”[i] Craig A. Blaising asserts that issues related to supersessionism affect the doctrines of God, anthropology, Christology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.[ii] Although it is beyond the purpose of this work to examine fully how supersessionism relates to all aspects of Christian theology, a brief sketch of this relationship will highlight the importance of the supersessionist view to...
  • The Arguments For and Against Supersessionism

    06/08/2012 8:22:58 AM PDT · by wmfights · 120 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    The doctrine of supersessionism holds that the New Testament church permanently replaces or supersedes national Israel as the people of God. Those who are nonsupersessionists, however, assert the opposite. They hold that the church is not the new Israel who replaces or supersedes national Israel as the people of God. In this article we will briefly list the major hermeneutical assumptions and theological arguments of both supersessionism and nonsupersessionism. The purpose of this article is not to evaluate the arguments of either side. We are simply listing the main arguments made by both sides in this debate. HERMENEUTICAL ASSUMPTIONS OF...
  • Origen and Supersessionism Origen and Supersessionism

    06/05/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT · by wmfights · 18 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    The influential church father, Origen (c. 185–254), was important to the development of supersessionism. He taught that Israel was permanently rejected by God and that the church was the new Israel. Concerning Israel’s rejection, Origen promoted a punitive supersessionist approach in which the people of Israel were forever “abandoned because of their sins.”[1] He also declared: “And we say with confidence that they [Jews] will never be restored to their former condition. For they committed a crime of the most unhallowed kind, in conspiring against the Saviour of the human race in that city where they offered up to God...
  • Justin Martyr and Supersessionism

    06/01/2012 12:02:44 PM PDT · by wmfights · 157 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    Justin Martyr (A.D. 100–165) is important in the history of supersessionism because he was the first Christian writer to explicitly identify the church as “Israel.”[1] Justin declared, “For the true spiritual Israel, and descendants of Judah, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham . . . are we who have been led to God through this crucified Christ.”[2] He also said, “Since then God blesses this people [i.e., Christians], and calls them Israel, and declares them to be His inheritance, how is it that you [Jews] repent not of the deception you practise on yourselves, as if you alone were the Israel?”[3] Justin...
  • Matthew 19:28 and Luke 22:30: New Testament Evidence for the Restoration of the Nation Israel

    05/28/2012 7:30:18 AM PDT · by wmfights · 3 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    Those who hold to replacement theology often claim that the New Testament is silent concerning the idea of a restoration of the nation Israel. But is the New Testament really silent on this matter? Matthew 19:28 and Luke 22:30 appear to be two passages among several that offer explicit New Testament evidence in favor of a restoration of the nation Israel. Matthew 19:28states: And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones,...
  • Matt 23:37–39 and Luke 13:34–35: NT Reaffirmations of the OT Expectation for Israel

    05/22/2012 2:27:23 PM PDT · by wmfights · 35 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    Certain passages like Matthew 19:28, Luke 22:30, Romans 11:25-27, and Acts 1:6 explicitly reaffirm the Old Testament expectation of a restoration of the nation Israel. In addition, the passages of Matthew 23:37–39 and Luke 13:34–35 also appear to be New Testament evidence for such a restoration.[1]Matthew 23:37–39 records Jesus’ words to the inhabitants of Jerusalem: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Behold your house is being left to...
  • Is the Church Called “Israel” in Romans 9:6?

    05/16/2012 3:48:19 PM PDT · by wmfights · 129 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    Romans 9:6 is a passage sometimes used by supersessionists to show that the church is explicitly called Israel.[1] This verse reads, “But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel.” Some see in the first mention of “Israel” a concept of Israel that goes beyond ethnic boundaries. Thus, Paul is allegedly making a distinction between ethnic Israel and a spiritual Israelthat consists of all believers including Gentiles. This is the view of Ridderbos: “Even the distinction Paul makes within national Jerusalem between who is and who...
  • Famous Theologians Who Affirm a Future for Israel

    05/14/2012 7:23:53 PM PDT · by wmfights · 13 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    The purpose of this document is to provide quotations from famous theologians who have affirmed some form of a future for the Jews or national Israel. We have also included statements from historians who have made comments about how theologians of a particular era or group viewed Israel's future. (Please note that we are not asserting that all these men believe the same thing about Israel.) Thomas Aquinas "It is possible to designate a terminus, because it seems that the blindness of the Jews will endure until all the pagans chosen for salvation have accepted the faith. And this is...
  • Does Matthew 21:43 Support Replacement Theology?

    05/10/2012 4:23:42 PM PDT · by wmfights · 29 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    One text often used by supersessionists to support the idea of the permanent rejection of national Israel is Matt 21:43.[1] In this verse, which Frederick Dale Bruner calls “one of the most important verses in Matthew,”[2] Jesus addressed the unbelief of the leaders of the nation Israel and announced his rejection of them because of their stubborn unbelief: “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruit of it.” What is the significance of Jesus’ words in Matt 21:43? Supersessionists often assert that Jesus was making...
  • Does Acts 1:6–7 Teach the Restoration of the Nation Israel?

    05/09/2012 4:46:59 PM PDT · by wmfights · 4 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    Acts 1:6–7 reads: “And so when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, ‘Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?’ He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority.’” This text is important in the debate over whether national Israel will undergo a national restoration. Nonsupersessionists, who believe in a restoration of national Israel, claim this text, which describes Jesus’ final interchange with his apostles, affirms the idea of a restoration of the nation Israel.[i] They usually do...
  • Christian Palestinianism

    04/28/2011 2:49:15 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 56 replies ^ | April 28, 2011 | Jim Fletcher
    For some time, I have been raising the alarm that evangelical Christianity has been infiltrated by theological leftists. Among other things, this impacts our nation’s view of Israel. Recently, I was made aware of a movement of young evangelicals who are embracing what the British lecturer Paul Wilkinson calls “Christian Palestinianism.” Loosely, this means a Christian who supports the Palestinian Arabs, and dismisses Jewish claims to the land. Obviously, these “Millennial Generation” Christians (18-34) do not embrace Bible prophecy. Their worldview is different. A battle for Israel is being fought in the United States right now. Traditionally, Americans have supported...
  • Defining Supersessionism

    05/07/2012 2:38:10 PM PDT · by wmfights · 89 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    This section we will attempt a precise definition of supersessionism. Various titles have been used in identifying the view that the church has permanently replaced Israel in God’s plan. As Marten H. Woudstra observes, “The question whether it is more proper to speak of a replacement of the Jews by the Christian church or of an extension (continuation) of the OT people of God into that of the NT church is variously answered.”[i] The most common designation used in recent scholarly literature to identify this position is “supersessionism.” Commenting on this term, Clark M. Williamson writes, “‘Supersessionism’ comes from two...
  • 12 Reasons Why Supersessionism/Replacement Theology Is Not A Biblical Doctrine

    04/30/2012 7:51:06 PM PDT · by wmfights · 108 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael Vlach
    "I think we do not attach sufficient importance to the restoration of the Jews. We do not think enough of it. But certainly, if there is anything promised in the Bible it is this." --Charles H. Spurgeon "To argue that God replaced Israel with the church is to depart from an enormous body of biblical evidence." --Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. Supersessionism is the view that the New Testament Church supersedes, replaces, or fulfills the nation Israel’s place and role in the plan of God. I am convinced that supersessionism / replacement theology is an unbiblical doctrine that violates clear statements...
  • Camping May 21 Rapture and the Replacement Theology Lie

    05/21/2011 4:46:26 AM PDT · by marbren · 941 replies
    vanity | 5/21/11 | 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...

    02/09/2011 9:48:44 AM PST · by hope_dies_last · 52 replies ^ | Compiled by Jonathan Sacks
    TEN REASONS WHY ISAIAH 53 CANNOT REFER TO ISRAEL Compiled by Jonathan Sacks The passage known as “Isaiah 53” actually begins at Isaiah 52:13 and includes the entire 53rd chapter of Isaiah. This passage speaks in detail of the life, suffering, and death of Messiah. (This passage is quoted below.) The overwhelmingly dominant Jewish view throughout history has been that this extended passage speaks of Messiah. (See “What Rabbis Have Said about Isaiah 53.”) Therefore, the Jewish view of the Messiah traditionally has included the understanding that the Messiah would suffer and die as the ultimate kaparrah (atonement) for the...
  • Jerusalem, the Have-not Whore

    02/04/2011 11:29:26 AM PST · by RJR_fan · 246 replies
    American Vision ^ | Feb. 4, 2011 | Joel McDurmon
    Bottom Line (last few paragraphs): Where the Great luxury-devouring Whore Jerusalem had failed, Jesus instructs his disciples to succeed. Instead of selling yourself to the kings of the earth, uphold the kingdom of God to them as a witness. Instead of striving after the treasures as if they were an end in themselves, use the treasures as a means to strive for the Kingdom. And toward this goal of spreading the kingdom—the very goal for which the original covenant called—God would be absolutely pleased to give them treasures and the kingdom. Based on the continuity of themes—wealth, kingdom, inheritance—Jesus’ teaching...
  • The Amish come to Israel, ask Jews for forgiveness

    12/01/2010 2:24:01 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 193 replies · 1+ views
    In a seemingly unprecedented move, a group of Amish Christians from the US made widespread use of modern technology - including airplanes, tour buses and even iPhones - in order to come to Israel and apologize to the Jews. The Amish are most notable to outsiders for their shunning of the technological conveniences that have made life so fast-paced for everyone else. But they did not shy away from using whatever means necessary to accomplish what they viewed as the vitally important task of making things right between their community and Israel. The Amish, both in the US and Europe,...
  • Is the United States of America in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States in Bible Prohecy?

    04/13/2010 11:48:13 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 76 replies · 1,524+ views ^ | 2010 | 2010
    Is the United States of America in Bible Prophecy? Can the United States of America be found in the Bible's prophecies? Yes, America, the greatest country the world has ever known, is described in key endtime Bible prophecy. This website will help you search your own Bible to discover the amazing truth regarding America and its future role in world events...The principles and spirit enjoined by America's constitution are the reason for her great success, yet few today know from where these principles originate. They orginate from above, freedom of conscience and the spirit of self-sacrificing love are attributes of...
  • The Dispensational "Parenthesis" Theory Examined

    10/05/2009 12:40:05 PM PDT · by topcat54 · 72 replies · 918+ views
    Are The Seventy Weeks of Daniel Consecutive? The idea which we have discussed in our last chapter, namely that Daniel 9:27 refers not to Christ but to antichrist is usually coupled with, another, also of a very radical sort, namely, that the 70th week of Gabriel's prophecy does not come where we would naturally expect to find it, that is, immediately after the 69th week, but that it is detached from the other 69, is separated from them by many centuries, is yet in the future, and will be found at the very end of this present age. The extent...
  • Who Really Owns the “Holy Land”?

    10/28/2008 5:39:59 PM PDT · by topcat54 · 33 replies · 533+ views
    Counsel of Chalcedon ^ | June 2006 | Robert L. Reymond
    Quite plainly, Abraham understood that the land promised to him actually had both its origin and its antitypical fulfillment in the heavenly, eternal reality that lay still in the future. Possession of a particular tract of land in ancient times might have significance from a number of perspectives with respect to God’s redemptive working in the world, but clearly the land promise under the Abrahamic covenant served simply as a type, anticipating the future reality of the coming of the Messianic kingdom with the Messiah himself assuming the throne of David in Heaven, and ruling the universe after his resurrection...
  • Answering the "Replacement Theology" Critics (Part 1)

    10/26/2007 9:00:59 PM PDT · by topcat54 · 1,940 replies · 981+ views
    American Vision ^ | 10/7/2005 | Gary DeMar
    Replacement theology has become dispensationalism's latest prophetic boogeyman. If you want to end a debate over eschatology, just charge your opponent with holding to replacement theology. What is “replacement theology,” sometimes called “supersessionism,” and why do dispensationalists accuse non-dispensationalists of holding it? Here’s a typical dispensational definition: Replacement Theology: a theological perspective that teaches that the Jews have been rejected by God and are no longer God’s Chosen People. Those who hold to this view disavow any ethnic future for the Jewish people in connection with the biblical covenants, believing that their spiritual destiny is either to perish or become...

    03/06/2007 11:42:17 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 118 replies · 1,056+ views
    Desiring God Ministry ^ | April 17, 2002 | John Piper
    How should Bible-believing Christians align themselves in the Jewish-Palestinian conflict? There are Biblical reasons for treating both sides with compassionate public justice in the same way that disputes should be settled between nations generally. In other words, the Bible does not teach us to be partial to Israel or to the Palestinians because either has a special divine status. I do not deny that Israel was chosen by God from all the peoples of the world to be the focus of special blessing in the history of redemption which climaxed in Jesus Christ, the Messiah. "The LORD your God has...
  • Christian Zionists Angry Over Slur

    09/04/2006 7:31:31 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 42 replies · 1,311+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 5, 2006 0:51 | Updated Sep. 5, 2006 2:13 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Sep. 5, 2006 0:51 | Updated Sep. 5, 2006 2:13 Christian Zionists Angry Over Slur By ETGAR LEFKOVITS The leaders of three Jerusalem-based Christian Evangelical organizations on Monday voiced distress over a recent proclamation by the Latin Patriarch and the heads of three other churches in Jerusalem issuing a stinging and virtually unprecedented public criticism of Christian Zionism and their unflinching support for the State of Israel. The bitter inter-Christian tiff followed an August 22 "Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism" signed by the outgoing Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Archbishop Swerios Malki Mourad of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate, Bishop Riah Abu...
  • Israel has no more claim on God's promises and blessing than Paraguay

    12/11/2004 12:20:16 PM PST · by Presby Conservative · 27 replies · 627+ views
    The Layman Online ^ | December 10, 2004 | (The Rev.) Deane A. Kemper
    Israel has no more claim on God's promises and blessing than Paraguay December 10, 2004 In the wake of the General Assembly action calling for divestiture of holdings in some companies doing business with the government of Israel, there has been a disturbing amount of theological ignorance displayed in the pages of The Layman. I refer to prooftexting from Old Testament verses in which the Lord promises blessing and protection for Israel. The assumption of many writers, both clergy and laypeople, seems to be that the Israel of the Old Covenant and the modern state of Israel are, if not...
  • "Replacement Theology"- Why SOME Mainline Denominations Are Anti-Israel

    10/07/2004 7:52:49 AM PDT · by dukeman · 74 replies · 1,364+ views
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | 10/7/04 | Jan Markell
    The “religious left” has always troubled me. They seem to be focused on things that are unscriptural and unspiritual. Their world view is hardly that of the conservative, Bible-believing Christian. In the early days of my ministry I would now and then minister in these churches—at least those bold enough to invite a pro-Bible prophecy, pro-Israel speaker. I give that remnant credit! However, there were never more than two or three in attendance at my classes even though the church membership was in the thousands. Conclusion: I was not tracking with these people who wanted to hear about poverty, the...
  • The difficult question of George W. Bush

    03/11/2004 8:00:51 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 307+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 11, '04 | Hal Lindsey
    © 2004 Many Christians are rethinking their support of George Bush and, frankly, with good reason. I'm not talking about George Bush the Christian, but George Bush the politician. There is a lot of discussion about George Bush and whether or not he is a "real" Christian, as if that in some way had a bearing on whether or not they will vote for him. If one is going to base his vote on the best Christian for the job, who then gets it? Kerry? Nader? Just not vote at all? Throw it away on a fringe candidate? Nobody...
  • From PLO Terrorist to Lover of Zion [includes short film, MUST SEE]

    01/27/2004 11:41:18 AM PST · by yonif · 21 replies · 692+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 18:53 Jan 27, '04 / 4 Shevat 5764
    In stark contrast to the PLO songs he recited growing up, with words like, “Sharpen my bones into swords and make my flesh into Molotov cocktails,” Shoebat, now 44, sings a very different tune. Walid Shoebat’s visit to the University of Toronto, together with Israel National Radio’s Tovia Singer, was but the latest of the former terrorist’s endeavors on behalf his latest cause: Israel and the Jewish people. Shoebat has related his extraordinary journey over the airwaves and before audiences across North America, encouraging people to “wake up and smell the hummus” before Islam succeeds in implementing its program of...