February 12: God’s unique relationship with Israel

The second reason that was given to explain why God allowed the destruction of the Temple was “Replacement Theology.”  Replacement Theology believes that God has rejected the Jewish people and has removed all His promises from Israel.  Furthermore, God has replaced Israel with the Church as His chosen people, giving to the church all the promises He took away from Israel.

Many of the early Church Fathers taught both Deicide and Replacement Theology.  Sadly, a growing number of churches are still teaching this lie which distorts God’s character and His Word. 

Jeremiah 31:35-36

Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The Lord of hosts is His name):

“If those ordinances depart
From before Me, says the Lord,
Then the seed of Israel shall also cease
From being a nation before Me forever.”

 

Renounce the lie:

Christ is Israel and Jacob; so we, who have been quarried out from the bowels of Christ are the true Israelite race.

 

Replace with the truth:

Thus says the Lord:

“If heaven above can be measured,
And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,
I will also cast off all the seed of Israel
For all that they have done,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 31:37)

Shavuot-June 8-9,2019

 

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