Has the Church Replaced Israel?
kNOw Replacement Theology!
20 years ago, like others who begin to actually read the Bible from front to back, we found it confusing to see a text box on the bottom of the page of our Bible in the book of Genesis stating that the term “Israel” had been replaced by the “Church” for God’s purposes. In reading the Old Testament and New Testament text, we could never find the proof or even any claim for such a bold statement. But like many Christians we just assumed that someone else with more Religious Theological knowledge researched that, so it must be truth.
When did YOU first hear about this “Replacement Theology”?
Having spent decades trying to reconcile this theology and in viewing the historical difficult, and often violent, relationship between the Church and “God’s People – Israel” we found increasing sources of Biblically based information which shed great truth and understanding, apart from tradition “just for tradition sake”.
Knowing that God poured out His Spirit so that all men and women would know the truth in their minds and on their hearts (Jeremiah 31:33) we hope to allow each person to discover these truths for themselves.
It is our desire to provide a platform for others who struggle with these areas to pursue their own basis of study, following what Jesus told the Samaritan women at the well in John 4:23 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when true worshippers will worship the Father in the spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks” (NIV)
We hope you will invest the time to read and prayerfully consider the materials which this site will provide on an ongoing basis to stimulate your walk with Him who is calling us all to greater relationship and into the Truth that truly sets us free.
God bless you, and may the eyes of your heart be opened to greater wisdom and understanding about His great plans for Israel and the Church.
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Recently the Washington Post published a piece on an interesting topic, you can read the full article below. Many would feel that the old traditions are not relevant for the New Testament believers today, but this article points out many considerations to ponder!...read more
In the article below from One for Israel, an extremely controversial topic is discussed regarding the heritage of Jesus as it relates to whether He was Palestinian. While it can be helpful to consider other points of view regarding our faith, it is important to...read more
In response to several publications in the past few months regarding separating from the Old Testament, we would like to point out some recent articles that shed proper light on this disturbing topic. We cannot "unhitch" from the Old Testament as it is the very basis...read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im2Fz-gDS7A We located this video and had to share it, it is the most clear overview of Replacement Theology with flair!read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAIsj8laZeQ&feature=youtu.be Recently One for Israel published a wonderful article with unique perspectives. "Is the purpose of the New Testament (NT) to tone down the law? To make our lives easier? So that we can do whatever we...read more
Have you ever wondered if the Old Testament clarified which Holiday tradition Jesus supported? In a recent article from One for Israel, they discuss this very interesting topic and we felt is is worthy of giving an overview during this Holiday Season. You can read...read more
Top 7 Replacement Theology Facts to Consider
- Galatians 3:29 does not exclude the Jewish people from their original covenant, promise and blessing as the natural seed of Abraham. This verse simply joins us Gentile Christians to what God had already started with Israel.
Refuting the erroneous viewpoint: “To be a son of Abraham is to have faith in Jesus Christ” read more
- Romans 4:13 does not exclude Abraham and His natural progeny
Refuting the erroneous viewpoint: “The promise of the land of Canaan to Abraham was only a “starter.” read more
- Mal. 1:11 does not suggest God’s dealing with Israel was negated because His Name spread around the world
Refuting the erroneous viewpoint: “The nation of Israel was only the seed of the future Church” read more
- Matt. 21:43 s not talking about the Jewish people or nation of Israel
Refuting the erroneous viewpoint: “Jesus taught that the Jews would lose their spiritual privileges, and be replaced by another people” read more
- Rom. 2:28-29 does not support the notion that the Church replaced Israel
Refuting the erroneous viewpoint: “A true Jew is anyone born of the Spirit, whether he is racially Gentile or Jewish” read more
- Rom 11:17-23 is teaching that the olive tree is NOT the Church. We are simply grafted into God’s plan that preceded us for over 2,000 years.
Refuting the erroneous viewpoint: “Paul shows that the Church is really the same “olive tree” as was Israel, and the Church is now the tree” read more
- II Cor. 1:20 teaches that no promise to Israel and the Jewish people in the Bible is figurative, nor can they be relegated to the Church alone
Refuting the erroneous viewpoint: “All the promises made to Israel in the Old Testament, unless they were historically fulfilled before the coming of Jesus Christ, are now the property of the Christian Church” read more