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to see a text box on the bottom of the page of our Bible in the book of Genesis stating that the term “Israel” had been replaced by the “Church” for God’s purposes.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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Please view a powerful message about the Bible foundation of Pentecost and Gods continuing plan to fulfill His covenants (not to replace His covenants!)read more
Recently an article was published by One for Israel on why Passover and Easter are celebrated at different times and they made some very good teaching points that we would like to share with you here. The Jewish calendar by which the Jewish feasts are given their...read more
Recently we found this video from AskDrBrown.org and while this is a very controversial topic, Dr. Brown simplifies it very clearly! Watch it and see what you think.read more
In reading Acts 15 we can almost hear the in-fighting going on with the Apostles debating if it should be allowed for a Gentile to even be allowed to follow Jesus! They jealously guarded their Jewish heritage and did not want to allow any other people-groups “in” as...read more
One of the unfortunate outcomes of Replacement Theology over the past two thousand years has been the separation between the Hebrew root of the Christian faith, and current modern terms and names. Believe it or not people haven't always used the same current language...read more
Have you ever wondered if certain Old Testament promises or covenants in Scripture were ever made obsolete with a New Testament teaching? In a wonderful article from One for Israel, we read: "If the new covenant in Yeshua replaced the old Jewish covenant, why do we...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