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Replacement Theology

If this has been discussed before I apologize but I am interested to know what your thoughts are about this thinking. What do you believe about the Jews and God's plans for them?

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  • What does Romans 11:17 tell you?

  • There are people who oppose Israel and Jerusalem, and they believe that God will not do anything about it. All I can say is...Oh, yes He will.

    No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. (Isaiah 62:4)

    Hephzibah means "my delight is in her".

    God's Love,

    Mary

    • I wish it was only so called enemies of God that oppose the Jews. There are many who profess to know Christ who are extremely anti Israel. Even Martin Luther  while he started out being for the Jews and Israel they did not respond to the gospel as he thought they should and he became very anti-semitic. Replacement Theology at it's core is as well.

      • There are some really surprising organisations in the frame when it comes to opposing Israel, they include:

        WCC Chooses Jordan to Launch Initiative to Put End for Israeli Occupation

        The World Churches Council (WCC) has chosen Jordan to launch an international initiative that calls on international churches to put an end for Israeli occupation of the Palestinian and Arab lands to reach just and comprehensive peace in the region. [Petra News Agency Monday, June 18, 2007]

        Christian Aid

        Information for 2014 from NGO Monitor - www.ngo-monitor.org/article/christian_aid_uk  version of events.

        Christian Aid has been running a long campaign against Israel, wholeheartedly propagating the Palestinian Authority version of events.  

        Did you know?  The popular branding 'Fairtrade' that promotes trade from the third world, was set up by Christian Aid?  But did you realise it was set up by Christian Aid, among other NGOs and some churches are using proceeds from Fairtraid events to finance "Christian Aid's work in Palestine"

        The Amos Trust

        For Christmas 2007, the Amos trust was marketing its own Israel hatred propaganda products, including the olivewood nativity scene with a twist, a stomach churning anti-wall song in MP3 format and a pack for use in church at Christmas services.

        The Walled Nativity, A nativity set with a difference - this year the wise men won't get to the stable. Poignant, ironic and made in Bethlehem.

        World Vision

        World Vision is another charity that appeals to Christians to support its humanitarian work but which appears, judging by this issue of its magazine, to be campaigning against Israel and for what it perceives to be the rights of the Palestinians.

        Red Cross

        International Red Cross plants trees to honor Palestinian terrorists

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        For more information see:  http://www.wildolive.co.uk/christians_against_israel.htm

    • Amen Mary, I think this has been shown over the past sixty years, Israel, the smallest country in the Middle-east, became the 'Mouse that Roared', beaten off the attacks and the huge weight of the whole Arab world who want to raze her from the surface of the Earth, but God has said, "NO!"

  • Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I was not familiar with that term until four years ago. It is also the belief that The Church replaces the Jews and that the Lord is finished with them. I do agree that it is very unbiblical but some very prominent Christian teachers even if they don't use the term, teach such things. I also agree with the thought that the root of this teaching is satan's hatred of the Jewish people. 

    We have so much to thank the Jews for... including the Scriptures and the Messiah Himself. 

    I have many thoughts on this topic but wanted to get a sense of yours. Thanks for taking the time to respond. 

  • Replacement Theology is believing the Jews are no longer God's chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel. I reject this completely. It is unscriptural, of course. It's kind of a liberal rejection of most of the Bible. The Jews are God's chosen people throughout the Bible, and Israel is God's chosen land. Without the Jews, we wouldn't have the background  for all of the happenings in the New Testament, and the Old Testament was completely about the Jews.

    I believe the root of Replacement Theology is satan's hatred of the Jewish people, and this comes forth thru the abuses and hatred of the Jews down thru history- from the Inquisitions thru Hitler's holocost to the modern day BDS movement  which is to use Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions to try and force Israel to put an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories captured during the 1967 military campaign. No Religion has been more hated, and feared, than the Jews.

    • Thank you Rolf, and I entirely agree with you.  Israel continues to be blessed by God, and the return to their traditional homeland is prophesied in the scriptures, as was the dispersion after the Romans tried to obliterate the nation of Israel.  Despite their dispersion across the face of the Earth, God kept the Jews separate, as an identifiable nation with no home, that fact is amazing in itself.  God has strengthened Israel, making it the most powerful force in the Middle East, and the smallest country, powerful way beyond its size. 

      Ever since I accepted Jesus as my Saviour I have had a love for Israel, even before I met and married Dawn (who is from Jewish stock).  Anyone who professes to be a Christian, yet denies Israel, cannot be a friend of God.  Jesus was Jewish, surely that fact alone tells us that Israel is God's favoured nation, how can we accept Jesus and hate the Jews?

  • I can't say I am familiar with tha phrase 'Replacement Theology' it may be something that is specific to the US, so maybe you could expand on what you mean Annette.

    I do believe that the Jews remain God's special nation, and God's plan is the same for the believers in Judaism as it is for the rest of us.  There is a irony here though, the Jews and Messianic Jews continue to obey God's laws, which I believe blesses God, the modern day Christians have the free pass of Salvation, earned for us by Jesus, but continue in disobedience to God.  So there is a dilemma here; will God forgive those of His chosen through grace, or will He judge them harshly, because they have obeyed His primary laws?

    • Not sure I agree  with that Dr. Derek P. Blake.  The only reason we, Gentiles have grace offered to us is because the Jews rejected their Messiah. Salvation has always been through faith... not the works of keeping The Law (all 613 commandments found in the law of Moses) and the Talmud's 6,200 pages of man made laws have nothing to do with salvation. Romans 9 - 11 are a great place to go on this subject. I don't see the same dilemma as you mention here. The Jews today are lost unless they accept the Messiah by faith. Gentiles are to make Israel jealous (Romans 11:11).  I do not believe that we have a "free pass of salvation".... it took our Savior's sacrifice of Himself... very costly and we are to lay down our own lives and live fully for Him. Modern Day Christians around this world are being persecuted in ways I have a hard time thinking about. I also believe there is a vast difference between professing christians and true followers of Christ. It takes nothing to say "I'm a christian", it takes everything to follow Christ. So perhaps I'm confused on what you were saying. 

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