DID GOD REJECT JEWS AND ISRAEL?

What is replacement theology & why is it flawed, and even dangerous?

Posted: September 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Panel on “Replacement Theology” at the 2012 Epicenter Conference with (left to right) Joel Rosenberg, Pastor Skip Heitzig, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, and Dr. Michael Vlach.

Today, unfortunately, there are millions of people who believe that God has rejected Israel and the Jewish people. Some don’t believe the Old Testament Scriptures ever indicated that God sovereignly chose Israel to bless her, and chose to make her a blessing to all the families of the earth, and that He also sovereignly promised to give the Jewish people the land of Israel as an “everlasting possession.” Others believe that yes, the Old Testament made those promises, but that the New Testament changed or modified or even abrogated those promises. Such views are known as “Replacement Theology,” or “supercessionism,” or sometimes as “fulfillment theology.”

Tragically, such thinking among church leaders in Germany in the early 1900s created a poisonous, anti-Semitic environment which Adolf Hitler latched onto, rode to power, and then manipulated for the “Final Solution” and the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust. Replacement theology won’t necessarily lead to genocide. But it can, and it has. Not all who hold various forms of Replacement Theology are anti-Semitic. Some are just misinformed or misguided. And misguided bad theology can lead to misguided actions.

At The Joshua Fund’s 2012 Epicenter Conference, we invited some of the world’s foremost Bible scholars and theologians in these areas to walk us through these sensitive and controversial issues. I’m so grateful to report that not only did they do a brilliant job, they also communicated in a way that was easy — even enjoyable — to understand. Here are links to three important videos from the conference on these issues. I hope you find them helpful and will pass them along to others to watch and consider, as well.

>> All the messages from the 2012 Epicenter Conference are now posted online at www.epicenterconference.com. Watch them on demand, any time, day or night, for free. You can also download an Epicenter Conference mobile app to watch or listen to the messages on your iPhone or Droid for free.

About Gene & LaVada Triesch

From the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Blanco, Texas, Gene and LaVada own and operate Menorah Music Internet Radio-MMIR, a gentle mix of country & southern gospel, Messianic & Hebraic Roots, blues, jazz, & bluegrass music. They host a home Sabbath Assembly every Sabbath Day, teaching the Biblical Roots of Christianity. Gene is the author of "TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: The Church in a Rearview Mirror - SECOND EDITION (The Battle For Beulah Land). Gene and LaVada have written and performed their music, based on the Scriptures, which has opened the hearts of many to the saving knowledge of the Messiah, Yeshua [Jesus, the Christ]! See "Truth or Consequences" at: http://www.amazon.com/TRUTH-CONSEQUENCES-Church-Rearview-Mirror/dp/0692602488/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459100442&sr=8-1&keywords=Gene+Triesch
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