Replacement Theology is Abhorrent and False Teaching
The Church did not replace Israel. Israel is Israel. The Church is the Body of Christ.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The passages used by adherents of this false teaching twist Scripture to fit what they could not reconcile at the time because they had NO FAITH. With Israel out of their land, the Temple destroyed and the Jews playing a role in the crucifixion of Christ they just came to the grand conclusion that we Gentiles will replace Israel and all the promises that God made to Israel are now ours! They ignore the whole counsel of God, doing extreme violence to God’s Word by injecting Gentiles into Scripture were not possible, ignoring the hundreds of promises, the everlasting covenants God made with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David, usurping 2000 years of divine revelation to Israel about their King and the kingdom by calling God a liar. There is NO Scripture, NO Biblical record, NOT one passage where God says okay it didn’t work with Israel so now the Church replaces Israel.
‘And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord: ‘If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that there will not be day and night in their season, then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levites, the priests, My ministers. As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.’ ”’
‘Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah’
The Whole Counsel of God Wipes the Floor with the False Teaching of ‘Replacement Theology’
The false teaching of Replacement Theology was dreamed up by a man named Origen around the second century. Because the Jews played a role in the crucifixion of their Messiah, the Temple was destroyed, and the Jews were out the land and scattered into every country (just like God said He would do) on the planet men like Origen had no faith (the couldn’t take God at His word) and could not reconcile how God could continue to keep His promises the nation of Israel.
Moving ahead to Augustine who around 405 A.D. adopted Origen’s false teaching that the Church replaced Israel and infused Replacement Theology into the Catholic Church. Most of the reformers latched onto this man-made theology and most of the large reformed denominations and the Catholic Church teach no end-time prophecy. How can they? If you say the Church replaced Israel or you publish your own version of the Bible and exclude Israel (like the Lutherans did) you have no prophecy to be fulfilled right? It’s insanity! The entire Old Testament from Genesis 12 on is about Israel’s King and the kingdom!
From the call of Abraham around 2000 BC to the stoning of Stephen around 36-37 AD, there are no revelations to the Gentile world for salvation. The only revelations from God about the Gentile world were to “Israel”; God commanded the Jewish people to stay away from ALL the filthy wicked idol-worshiping pagan Gentiles.
The command to the nation of Israel to be separated from the pagan Gentiles was a warning and strick command given by God that was in effect all through the Old Testament, through Christ earthly ministry, and the early chapters of Acts. To deny that fact IS TO DO EXACTLY WHAT ORIGEN AND THE MEN LIKE HIM DID, MAKE IT UP.
THERE IS NO BIBLICAL RECORD OF GOD GOING TO THE GENTILE WORLD WITH A MESSAGE OF SALVATION OR DOCTRINE FOR HOW TO WORSHIP HIM OR LIVE THEIR DAILY LIVES. NONE AT ALL UNTIL THE APOSTLE PAUL.
For the 2000 year period between Abraham to the cross to the stoning of Stephen, there were only 9 Gentiles saved. They were Gentile exceptions saved by a Sovereign God. Their salvation wasn’t based on a divine message that was proclaimed to ALL the Gentile world, NO WAY, because there was nothing of the sort!
The bottom line is the men that dreamed up this false teaching had no faith, they could not take God at His Word. In spite of 2000 years of prophecy and the covenant promises given to Israel and the Jewish people. They usurped the Word of God and made it into their “religion” to satisfy themselves.
The apostle Paul warned that men would come in from outside the Church, like savage wolves to destroy it and even worse would be that there would be men that come from within the body of Christ speaking ‘misleading’ things to draw Church members away from the truth and follow them. The apostle Paul warned the Churches for three years to the point of tears that THIS WILL HAPPEN! And it did.
‘Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. ‘
‘For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. ‘
The Article Below was Published by Breaking News Israel
A recently published translation of the New Testament has one glaring omission: it has excised all references to the place and the people of the Bible. Rabbi Tuly Weisz, who recently published a Hebrew-English version of the Torah, noted that omitting ‘Israel’ from the Bible is equivalent to failing to mention God.
24NYT, a Danish news service, reported on Sunday that the Danish Bible Society just published a revised translation of the New Testament. The new edition has many surprises, including a new name: the New Agreement. But even more shocking is that the “New Agreement has all but removed any references to Israel, whether it describes the land or the people.
The new edition was reviewed by Jan Frost on YouTube who reported that the word ‘Israel’ is only used once in the “Bible 2020”, which is the name of the new edition. In all other passages, the word ‘Israel’ is either replaced with ‘Jews’, ‘the land of the Jews, or not replaced with any alternative term. Frost reported that the publishers justified the change by claiming that the ‘Israel’ referred to in the Bible is not the same as Israel today. Frost noted that this explanation does not apply to the term ‘Egypt’ which remains in the Bible 2020 despite ancient Egypt having significantly different borders and ethnic composition than modern Egypt.
Posts on social media suggested that the change may have been politically motivated as an anti-Israel statement. In a recent interview about the Bible 2020, Elaine Duncan, Global Council Chairperson of the Bible Society, noted that the new edition has already been downloaded to more than 90 countries, which she considered to be a great success at moving towards what she described as a “global church.”
Rabbi Tuly Weisz, the founder of Israel365, an organization that promotes the significance of the Land of Israel to the nations, disagreed strongly with the approach of the Danish Bible society.
“This translation of the New Testament is an important reminder that replacement theology is not a problem of the past,” Rabbi Weisz told Breaking Israel News. “Some segments of Christianity still have a replacement theology problem. The notion that Israel can be scrubbed from the Bible is as ridiculous as removing ‘God’ from the Bible.”
Christian replacement theology, also called supersessionism, holds that the Christian Church has succeeded the Israelites as the definitive people of God. Supersessionism requires reading the term Israel, referring to either the people or the land, as an allegory for the Christian Church.
It should be noted that the Danish Bible Society is run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, a strong proponent of supersessionism. In 2018, Robert O. Smith, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and a stalwart in the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation, addressed a conference at St. Olaf Institute for Freedom and Community. Smith was seated before a Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) banner and made these declarations: “The ancient Israelites are not linked in any substantive or material way to the contemporary, modern state of Israel. . . . The biblical narrative of Israel has almost nothing to do with contemporary Israel other than the intentional manipulation of sacred texts to justify a political project.”
At the same conference, Palestinian Lutheran pastor, administrator, and theologian Mitri Raheb stated, that “it wasn’t the Lord God who promised Israel the land; it was the Lord Balfour.” Raheb also claimed that “Jesus was a Middle Eastern Palestinian Jew.”
Rabbi Weisz believes that Israel is one of the basic tenets of the Bible and towards this end, published The Israel Bible, a Hebrew version of the Torah, Prophets, and Writings with a linear English translation. As its name implies, The Israel Bible focuses on the land in which the Biblical events took place, the people of Israel, and the relationship between them, and the modern state that is the manifestation of God’s eternal covenant.
It should be noted that the term “Israel” is used a total of 73 times in the New Testament, the term “Israel” is used a total of 73 times in the New Testament. The term is first used in the Torah as a name given to Jacob after battling the angel of Esau, meaning “You have striven with beings divine and human, and have prevailed.” (Genesis 32:29). Israel became synonymous with his descendants, the Children of Israel, and the land God promised to them. The word ‘ Israel’ appears over 2,200 times in the Torah, Writings, and Prophets. It is also interesting to note that ‘Jerusalem’ and its alternative Hebrew name ‘Zion’ appear 850 times in the Old Testament.