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  1. Quasar92

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    The Errors of Replacement Theology

    By Clarence H. Wagner, Jr.Perhaps you have heard of the term Replacement Theology. However, if you look it up in a dictionary of Church history, you will not find it listed as a systematic study. Rather, it is a doctrinal teaching that originated in the early Church. It became the fertile soil from which Christian anti-Semitism grew and has infected the Church for nearly 1,900 years.
    What Is Replacement Theology?Replacement Theology was introduced to the Church shortly after Gentile leadership took over from Jewish leadership. What are its premises?

    1. Israel (the Jewish people and the land) has been replaced by the Christian Church in the purposes of God, or, more precisely, the Church is the historic continuation of Israel to the exclusion of the former.

    2. The Jewish people are now no longer a "chosen people." In fact, they are no different from any other group, such as the English, Spanish, or Africans.

    3. Apart from repentance, the new birth, and incorporation into the Church, the Jewish people have no future, no hope, and no calling in the plan of God. The same is true for every other nation and group.

    4.. Since Pentecost of Acts 2, the term "Israel," as found in the Bible, now refers to the Church.

    5. The promises, covenants and blessings ascribed to Israel in the Bible have been taken away from the Jews and given to the Church, which has superseded them. However, the Jews are subject to the curses found in the Bible, as a result of their rejection of Christ How Do Replacement Theologians Argue Their Case? They Say:


    How Do Replacement Theologians Argue Their Case? They Say:


    1. To be a son of Abraham is to have faith in Jesus Christ. For them, Galatians 3:29 shows that sonship to Abraham is seen only in spiritual, not national terms: "And if you be Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    Rebuttal: While this is a wonderful inclusionary promise for Gentiles, this verse 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.


    2. The promise of the land of Canaan to Abraham was only a "starter." The real Promised Land is the whole world. They use Romans 4:13 to claim it will be the Church that inherits the world, not Israel. "For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

    Rebuttal: Where does this verse exclude Abraham and His natural progeny, the Jews? It simply says that through the law, they would not inherit the world, but this would be acquired through faith. This is also true of the Church.


    3. The nation of Israel was only the seed of the future Church, which would arise and incorporate people of all nations (Mal. 1:11): "For from the rising of the sun, even unto the going down of the same, My Name shall be great among the nations, and in every place, incense shall be offered to My Name, and a pure offering for My Name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of Hosts."

    Rebuttal: This is great, and shows that the Jewish people and Israel fulfilled one of their callings to be "a light to the nations," so that God's Word has gone around the world. It does not suggest God's dealing with Israel was negated because His Name spread around the world.


    4. Jesus taught that the Jews would lose their spiritual privileges, and be replaced by another people (Matt. 21:43): "Therefore I am saying to you, 'The kingdom of God will be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.'"

    Rebuttal: In this passage, Jesus was talking about the priests and Pharisees, who failed as leaders of the people. This passage is not talking about the Jewish people or nation of Israel. See Teaching Letter #770008, "Did God Break His Covenant With the Jews?"


    5. A true Jew is anyone born of the Spirit, whether he is racially Gentile or Jewish (Rom. 2:28-29): "For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh; But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."

    Rebuttal: This argument does not support the notion that the Church replaced Israel. Rather, it simply reinforces what had been said throughout the Hebrew Scriptures [the Old Testament], and it certainly qualifies the spiritual qualifications for Jews or anyone who professes to be a follower of the God of Israel.


    6. Paul shows that the Church is really the same "olive tree" as was Israel, and the Church is now the tree. Therefore, to distinguish between Israel and the Church is, strictly speaking, false. Indeed, people of Jewish origin need to be grafted back into the Church (Rom 11:17-23).

    Rebuttal: This claim is the most outrageous because this passage clearly shows that we Gentiles are the "wild olive branches," who get our life from being grafted into the olive tree. The tree represents the covenants, promises and hopes of Israel (Eph. 2:12), rooted in the Messiah and fed by the sap, which represents the Holy Spirit, giving life to the Jews (the "natural branches") and Gentile alike. We Gentiles are told to remember that the olive tree holds us up and NOT to be arrogant or boast against the "natural branches" because they can be grafted in again. The olive tree is NOT the Church. We are simply grafted into God's plan that preceded us for over 2,000 years.


    7. 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. These promises should not be interpreted literally or carnally, but spiritually and symbolically, so that references to Israel, Jerusalem, Zion and the Temple, when they are prophetic, really refer to the Church (II Cor. 1:20). "For all the promises of God in Him (Jesus) are Yea, and in Him, Amen, unto the glory of God by us." Therefore, they teach that the New Testament needs to be taught figuratively, not literally.

    Rebuttal: Later, in this Teaching Letter, we will look at the fact that the New Testament references to Israel clearly pertain to Israel, not the Church. Therefore, no promise to Israel and the Jewish people in the Bible is figurative, nor can they be relegated to the Church alone. The promises and covenants are literal, many of them are everlasting, and we Christians can participate in them as part of our rebirth, not in that we took them over to the exclusion of Israel. The New Testament speaks of the Church's relationship to Israel and her covenants as being "grafted in" (Rom. 11:17), "brought near" (Eph. 2:13), "Abraham's offspring (by faith)" (Rom. 4:16), and "partakers" (Rom. 15:27), NOT as usurpers of the covenant and a replacer of physical Israel. We Gentile Christians joined into what God had been doing in Israel, and God did not break His covenant promises with Israel (Rom. 11:29).

    By: Clarence H. Wagner, Jr.


    From: Error of Replacement Theology


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    With the acknowledgement and applause of the "Jewish" community itself, the Jew and Israel have become genetically indistinguishable within the whole human race on the planet, with Abraham's DNA being dispersed throughout the whole human population, and found in every human being on earth.

    Abraham lineage

    DNA Tests Could Fulfill God’s Promise to Abraham by Revealing Millions of Jews. But How Jewish is Jewish Enough?

    Israel in all of Us? Research finds 'Jewish genes' in unusual places

    Thus any attempt to distinguish between Jew and Gentile is now meaningless.

    And God's criteria for determining His Chosen People are what they have always been.

    Faith and obedience.
     
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    And the Scriptural support for the above is found where?

    Origin of Amillennialism and the Replacement theologyThy Kingdom Come:

    The Millennium
    by Chuck Missler

    It is tragic that most of the major denominations - Roman Catholic and Protestant - embrace an eschatology ("study of last things") that is amillennial : a view that does not envision a literal rule of Christ on the Throne of David on the Planet Earth.

    While there are many different, yet defendable, views regarding many aspects of end-time prophecies, this basic divergence - denying a literal Millennium - is particularly dangerous in that it would appear to be an attack on the very character of God! It does violence to His numerous and explicit promises and commitments that pervade both the Old and New Testaments.

    The Old Testament is replete with commitments for a literal Messiah ultimately ruling the world through Israel from His throne in Jerusalem. There are at least 1,845 references in the Old Testament and 17 books give prominence to the event. The ancient rabbinical aspirations were dominated by it. In fact, this obsession obscured their recognizing the Messiah when He made His initial appearance.

    There are at least 318 references in 216 chapters of the New Testament and 23 of its 27 books give prominence to the event. The early church looked longingly for His promised return as their "Blessed Hope" to rid their desperate world of its evil rulers. How and where did this skepticism known as "Amillennialism" begin?

    Origen

    Pious, popular, and persuasive, Origen stands out as one of the great figures of the 3rd century church. Even at the age of 18, he stood out spectacularly well as a teacher in Alexandria. (In misguided obedience to Matthew 19:12, he emasculated himself, which he later regretted.) Later, as a prolific writer based in Caesarea, his De Principiis systematically laid out Christian doctrine in terms of Hellenic thinking and set the pattern for most subsequent theological thought for many years. His numerous sermons and commentaries, however, tragically also established an extreme pattern of allegorizing Scripture, which was to strongly influence Augustine in subsequent years.

    Augustine

    Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo (A.D. 354-430), was one of the most influential leaders of the Western church, living during the turbulent days of the disintegration of the Roman Empire.

    He lived a sensuous, dissolute life, but following a dramatic conversion he experienced a total change of character. In 391 he was ordained as a priest in North Africa and four years later was elevated to the Bishop of Hippo. He embarked on a writing career and his extensive doctrinal writings deeply affected the Medieval Roman Catholic Church. Augustine's most elaborate writing, The City of God , was written as the Empire lay crumbling under a siege by half-civilized tribes. It portrayed the Church as a new civic order in the midst of the ruins of the Roman Empire. Augustine died while the Vandals were besieging the very gates of Hippo in A.D. 430.

    Although his writings effectively defeated a number of heresies emerging in those turbulent times, the allegorizing influences of Origen left an amillennial eschatology in their wake. As the Church had increasingly become an instrument of the state, it wasn't politically expedient to look toward a literal return of Christ to rid the world of its evil rulers! The allegorical reposturing of those passages was more "politically correct." (This reminds me of the saying among the data processing profession: "If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything!")

    The Reformation Shortfall

    A thousand years later, under the influences of Martin Luther and others, the Reformation brought an intensive return to the authority of the Scriptures which, in turn, resulted in the subsequent reform in soteriology (the study of salvation) with its emphasis on salvation by faith alone. Many were willingly burned at the stake for their commitment to a Biblical perspective. However, one of the unfortunate shortcomings of the Reformation was that it failed to also reexamine the eschatology of the Medieval Church in the light of Scripture. Thus, the allegorizing alchemy of Origen, institutionalized by Augustine, left a denial of the Millennium that still continues to pervade the doctrines of most Protestant denominations today.

    From Augustine to Auschwitz

    One of the derivative aspects of an amillennial perspective is that it denies Israel's future role in God's plans. This also leads to a "replacement theology" in which the Church is viewed as replacing Israel in God's program for mankind. In addition to forcing an allegorization of many key passages of Scripture, this also led to the tragedy of the Holocaust in Europe. The responsibility for the six million Jews who were systematically murdered in the concentration camps has to include the silent pulpits who had embraced this heretical eschatology and its attendant anti-Semitism.

    Reality of the Millennium

    For anyone who takes the Bible seriously, the numerous explicit commitments of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that the Messiah would literally rule from Zion cannot be ignored or explained away. God's explicit and unconditional commitment of the land of Israel to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the very issue that is being challenged by the world today! And, the resurgence of amillennialism, and its attendant doctrines, are again setting the stage for the next holocaust.1

    In the New Testament, these commitments are reconfirmed. Every Christmas we are reminded that Gabriel promised Mary that her son was destined to sit on the Throne of David (which did not exist during the days of His ministry).2 It is yet to be fulfilled. In fact, He taught us to pray specifically for it: "Thy Kingdom come...." What does that mean? The thousand-year reign, from which the Millennium takes its label, is detailed in numerous passages including Revelation 20, Isaiah 65, and Ezekiel 40-48, among others. Ezekiel's detailed tour of the Millennial Temple virtually defies any skeptic's attempt to treat it allegorically (see diagram). Encompassing a Temple area 50 miles on a side, substantially to the north of Jerusalem, as a source of a river that flows toward both the Mediterranean to the west and the Dead Sea to the east, Ezekiel's description implies a total change of topography, which is explicit in the Scripture. 3

    However, the more we learn about the Millennium, the more questions it raises. It is not heaven: it is clearly distinctive in contrast to the eternal state which follows (Revelation 21). It will be characterized by a limited amount of evil, which Christ will judge perfectly and immediately. 4 Neither is it the "new earth" that God will yet create;5 for therein righteousness dwells, which is something not true of the Millennium.

    Millennium Paradoxes

    As an example of some of the ostensible paradoxes of the Millennium is the strange question of death. Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, a dear friend and highly respected Messianic scholar, suggests that death in the Millennium will be for unbelievers only. Nowhere in the Bible does it speak of a resurrection of Millennial saints. This may be why the resurrection of the tribulation saints is said to complete the "first resurrection" (Rev 20:4-6).

    From the New Covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-34, it would seem that there will be no Jewish unbelievers in the kingdom; all Jews born during the Millennium will accept the Messiah before their 100th year.6 Unbelief would thus be among the Gentiles only, and therefore, death would exist only among the Gentiles.7 [Jer 31:35-37 refutes "Reconstructionism" and similar heresies.] Another strange issue is the prominence of sacrifices in the Millennium. It would seem that they are memorials after the fact, just as the sacrifices in the Old Testament were memorials in advance.8

    A Time to Study

    As recent events have so dramatically emphasized to all of us, it is, indeed, a time to reexamine our perspectives, and to acknowledge in our personal priorities that history includes some shocking "non-linearities": even our most cherished presumptions are subject to cataclysmic challenges! It is time to refresh our understanding from the bedrock of Scripture and to recognize the urgency of the times. I believe we are rapidly being plunged into a period of time about which the Bible says more than it does about any other period of time in history - including the time that Jesus walked the shores of Galilee and climbed the mountains of Judea!

    Are you ready? Maranatha!

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    Acts 10:34-35, Romans 2:28-29, Galatians 3:28-29, Ephesians 2:14
     
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    Red Herring Alert!

    A "red herring" in this instance is an expression or idiom that refers to any logical irrelevant fallacy that is put forth to distract from the actual point or issue that is at hand. It comes from the old practice of the foul-smelling red fish that used to be drawn across the trail where there was a scent, to mislead hunting dogs. In other words, it's a tactic used to put one off the scent. To draw them away from the actual point or objective of truth. So that is why the phrase is used when someone tries to mislead or detract from the actual issue.

    Vis-à-vis, Antisemitism in Amillennialism is a particularly stinky "Red Herring" in that it is simply a dishonest extraneous and unconnected topic used to sidetrack, distract or divert from the actual truth of the doctrine itself.

    It seems Quasar is prone to be discombobulated. In the real sense, Israel was never replaced, because Israel "is" Christ! The congregation bearing His name merely represents Him in His people. The honor of representation of His dominion was "taken" from that old testament congregation of Israel, and given to the New Testament Congregation of Israel, the Church. As an analogy, the Hope Diamond is a treasure that cannot replaced. You can take it from someone and give it to another, but it cannot be replaced. Because if it is replaced it, then by definition it is no longer the Hope Diamond, but something else. Again, an imperfect analogy, but this is the portrait God paints. Not I:

    Matthew 21:42-43
    • "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
    • Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."
    So then, we don't even have to speculate, we know for sure that God took the Kingdom Representation from that nation or body, and gave it to the Gentiles. A fact which is confirmed all throughout the New Testament. So the Red Herring of "Replacement Theology" is misleading and irrelevant to the issue at hand. Israel is the Church, representing Christ on earth. Israel "was" the congregation of Jews in the Old Testament, but that title was taken from them along with the kingdom for which it stood.
     
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    Review the following carefully:

    2 Pet.1:20 "Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation of things."


    Rev.29 "I know your afflictions and your poverty--yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan."

    Rev.3:9 "I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you."

    The origin of Amillennialism

    The doctrine of amillennialism, or that there is no 1,000 years of literal reign upon the earth by Jesus Messieh, is a Catholic doctrine. The teaching that the eternal millennial kingdom of Jesus began in 70AD and there is no future 1,000 year earthy reign of Jesus is a false teach of Origen and Catholicism. These amillennial falsehoods were not preached or believed by the Apostles.

    The amillennial heresy must pervert Scripture, spiritualize Scripture, and change the Scriptures, for it to even gain a remote possibility of being accepted as true. Everyone who is a Catholic amillennialist will have the wildest spiritualizing stories you have ever heard. And yet most of these do not like or believe several other Catholic doctrines, traditions, and heresies. Why then, do they hold on to this teaching?

    The amillennial doctrine came into the Catholic Church by Origen via St. Augustine. He in turn got it from being associated with Manichaeanism. He may also have gotten it from contact with the teachings of Clement of Alexandria.

    Alexandria, Egypt is also where the trinity doctrine was brought by Athanasius to Nicaea. The question here is: did any good doctrine come out of Egypt? It was here also that Monasteries were invented and where *Catholic-Nicolaitian* gnosticsim was incubated under Clement and Origen. Would it not then seem appropriate for amillennialism to come from that very place of apostasy? One thing is certain, ...neither the Catholics or those who teach this Catholic dogma can trace it to Jerusalem and the Apostles. Therefore, they must pervert what did come from Jerusalem and reinterpret the Scriptures of the Apostles, to make their heresy agree with Egypt. And to do this, they must spiritualize what came out of Jerusalem from the Apostles. So when, they get to the Jerusalem text of Revelation 20:1-10, they do the Egyptian trick on it and pervert it.

    Amillennialist always persist in bringing up issues that have no bearing on the interpretation of Revelation 20:1-10. Such issues are the book is totally symbolic why not also the thousand years; cannot God own the cattle on 1001 hills; the wicked being all destroyed at the coming of Jesus; one taken and another left; fighting for the Kingdom; the Kingdom not of this world; where do the sinners come from who populate the earth in the millennial; why are their alleged animal sacrifices to Jesus during this time out of Ezekiel's temple; and confusing the end of the world and the final judgment with the coming of Messieh at the end of the judgments of the tribulation.

    To make amillennialism work, they spiritualize the battle of Armageddon as being a spiritual fight between the Saints and the devil; they spiritualize the bottomless pit as the heart of a Saint or sinner (only a Saint could seal him up if that is true and in their heart? You figure that out); they spiritualize the mark of the beast as sin or the Roman numerals in the Pope's crown (and yet they claim they took the mark of sin and can still be saved); they spiritualize the first resurrection (Rev. 20:4), as either water baptism, or being born again by faith only, as passing from death to life (the alleged first resurrection); they spiritualize being beheaded (Rev. 20:4), as a person who takes off their head of sin and who puts on a head of Christ or Messieh; they spiritualize the thrones (Rev. 20:4), as being positions as Apostles in the New Testament Church; they spiritualize the 1,000 years of reigning with Messieh as this being a symbolic number to describe the entire Church age however long it will last.

    Since they end the world at the second coming of Messieh, they don't know who those are mentioned: *But the rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years were finished*; they never answer who these dead are to be saved *after* the thousand years are finished, if all the dead are saved during the thousand years which they make the Church age?
    These spiritualize that the devil is bound in the bottomless pit at Calvary. Some amillenialist claim that Jesus is really Michael the archangel. One famous amillennialist of the Presbyterians (William Cox), said when questioned if this was so, how is it that the devil is out of the pit and waring against the Saints, the Church, and the Apostles, and even has a seat in Pergamos? He replied that all he could figure out was that the devil must be out of the pit on some probation. But if the devil is bound for a thousand years and the thousand years is figurative of the whole Church age, would not the devil then be bound the whole Church age? What devil have these Pentecostals been casting out for the last hundred years? William Cox put his statement about the devil being out on probation in his book on *Amillennialism For Today.* The devil out on probation? What a hoot!

    Amillennialist spiritualize the rapture. A real amillenialist does not believe in the rapture and against this they rail vehemently. Most amillennialist take the words *caught up together to meet the Lord in the air* as meaning caught up in euphoria, and the word *clouds* to mean glory. So they hate the so-called rapture doctrine and teach that when Jesus comes to earth every eye shall see him and being caught up in the euphoria of the moment they are ushered into the presence or glory of the Lord ON EARTH, not in the physical air. This scares me, because the antichrist will stir up euphoria and a fake glory and to this many millions will flock. Many spiritualize being changed from mortality to immortality as being filled with the Holy Ghost and that our bodies will not change to one that is spiritual, but be given back immortality.

    Now, prior to the Church having existed a thousand years, such a heresy could have claimed this, but the rationality of claiming it now, borders on the insane. And those who lived early in this thousand years like Clement, Origen, Augustine, et al, could make all sorts of allegations but now in retrospect we know they were false and deceived.

    And, please note, that in all of their writings, these never did spiritualize the 1,000 years into 2,000 years as done by amillennialist today. They quite expected the earth to last only that 1,000 years and come to an explosive end. But when it did not end in 1000AD, the whole doctrine needed revision. Then it was necessary to invent and correct Clement, Origen, and Augustine, about the millennial being spiritualized to cover the whole Church age.

    Since this is just a simple web-site and a few pages on this issue, all of the heresy cannot be treated. And, it is customary for amillennialist that if you do not prove all of their doctrine is false in every aspect of their theory, they will take one or two issues not dealt with as proof the whole doctrine is still valid, and go BACK and take up those portions proven to be false. This proves their dishonesty in handling the Word of God. This demonstrates how slippery an amillennialist can be, and they are not ashamed or timid, to call anyone who exposes their Catholic heresy liars and false prophets. So, keep the e-mail coming folks, my hate mail will as usual be tremendous. Getting rid of Roman riddles seems to be a chore even among the Oneness Apostolic and Pentecostal Churches.


    By Pastor G. Reckart


    Source: http://jesusmessiah.com/apologetics...ic/amill1.html



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    Is this is the same guy that has rejected Dispensational Theology, and if it is why are you using him on a thread about "Replacement Theology"?

    Are you replacing part of what he believes?


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    Appears that the dispens are heretics right along with the amils. So welcome to the heretics club.

    A bit of searching reveals that Bro. Reckart appears to essentially be a one-man cult.
     
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    I consider this very weak argument coming from someone who claimed to have the "authority to teach."

    Which is why I seldom "name-drop," especially when witnessing for the existence of God. Because it generally results in an "my scientist is better than your scientist," or "my doctrine started as early as the early church than yours." spitting contest. Or in a "you quote, I quote, he-wrote, she-wrote" type of debate which is in my experience, fruitless. Except of course for people already predisposed to accepting arguments for what they already believe. Extrabiblical testaments, examples, and alleged evidence, never prove anything except that man is still flattered by the sound of his own voice. Carnal men don't want to acknowledge the existence of God because he doesn't desire the Lord ruling over him. It's really just as simple as that. All is vanity saith the Preacher. And even more in our day when the faithful preacher has all but vanished from the face of the earth.

    Psalms 12:1-4
    • "Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
    • They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
    • The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
    • Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?"
    Who indeed! To me personally, I don't care what Albert Einstein believed or didn't believe in the existence of God. Why? Because it is irrelevant to the question. Just as what John Calvin believed is really "irrelevant" to the Christ authored doctrine of Predestination, or what Augustine believes is really "irrelevant" to the God-breathed doctrine called "Amillennialism." In other words, the truthfulness of the existence of God is not going to be revealed in the faith and beliefs of men, whether famous, infamous or otherwise. It is revealed evidentially, rationally and logically through the observance of creation, and Spiritually through the witness of the Word, and all by God Himself. Everything else is window dressing.

    Actually Amillennial is the doctrine of Christ Himself, and the proof of that is that it is found on the pages of scripture that predate any teachings of Augustine. Despite what you may have heard from its detractors, Amillennialism is nothing more than what the scriptures themselves teach.

    Please read the following article:

    Amillennialism: A Word Direct From The Scriptures.

    Everything the word stands for was taken "directly from scripture,", so then what is "called" Amillennialism is nothing more and nothing less, than the truth of the Word of God. In other words, it is a word finding its meaning directly in the scriptures.

    As for Quasar, he is planting another red herring here, making excuses that amillennialism does not have any Truth simply because it is a "Catholic doctrine." My studies on Amillennialism aren't following Augustine's doctrine, who some claim first started Amillennialism, they are my testimony of scripture.
     
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    The OP is not about the author, but rather, what he wrote about. Don't you have anything else to contribute except gossip?


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    Pastor Reckart rejects modern Dispensational Theology, and therefore has nothing to do with the title of this thread.
    It is not "gossip", when he admits it in what he wrote on his website.

    You have shot yourself in the foot by using him as one of your sources on this thread.


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    And do you think Pastor Reckart is the only person who rejects modern dispensational theology?

    Since the OP is bout the errors of replacement theology, please explain what modern dispensational theology has to do with it. FYI, you have started a new subject pertaining to the person of Pastor Reckart, which is plain and simple gossip, which has nothing whtever to do with the conent of the thread subject.


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    It is the promoters of Dispensational Theology who most often issue the cry of "Replacement Theology", in an effort to shore up their modern Two Peoples of God doctrine.

    And at the same time they replace the one seed, with the many seeds in Galatians 3:16.

    They replace the children of the promise, with the children of the flesh in Romans 9:8.

    They replace the word "so", with the word "then" in Romans 11:26.

    They replace the "son", who is the "heir" to the land in Matthew chapter 21, with those who reject Him as the "chief cornerstone".

    They replace the New Covenant with the many in Daniel 9:27, with a treaty broken by a future antichrist not found in the chapter, by adding a "gap" of time not mentioned by the angel Gabriel.



    Pastor Reckart had the good sense to reject Dispensational Theology's Two Peoples of God doctrine.

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  15. Quasar92

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    There is nothing on this thread by Pastor Reckart, nor any teachings on dispensationalism by anyone. Why are you discussing them on this thread, that has nothing to do with either?

    For your edification, the Israel of today, is the same Israel of the Bible. Review the following:

    The Israel of today, is the Israel of the Bible - Bing video


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    My apology. I was of the opinion post #6 was on another thread. That doesm't alter your continual pursuit of gossiping about others.


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  18. TribulationSigns

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    Obviously, when you hold to a doctrine that Israel is separate from the Church and talk the red herring nonsense about replacement theology. How about when you claim that the Gentiles are coming in with the Jews, and yet not in with the people of Israel? The very same Israel that is the assembly of the Jews. If Israel isn't the assembly of Jews, then what is? And if the Gentiles are being grafted in with the Godly assembly of the Jews, they have grafted into Israel the bodily assembly of the Jews. If there is no difference in God's eyes between Jew and Gentile, then there is no special New Covenant with Israel future when Christ will take away their sins (Romans 11:15-27).

    You can't have it both ways. Either the Lord has one special people, one chosen people, one holy people, one Israel, one body with one head, or else the Lord is a respecter of persons and has two sets of people of the promises that were made concerning their deliverance.

    1st Corinthians 12:13
    • "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."
    You need to get that part straight first, and all the rest will fall into place. How God has one Israel of God, and they "alone" are the chosen few that are made up of Jews and Gentiles alike from old and new testament!

    Selah!
     
  19. precepts

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    Quasar92, you can't prove an iota of what you're claiming in a court of law because it's all based on reading comprehension errors. Common sense dictates that if a new covenant was established, that the old one is no more, what the scriptures says. But hard headed propagandists like yourself prefer to lean to your own understanding and argue reading comprehension errors that can't hold up in a court of law.

    There is no more old covenant, so there is no more Jew or Gentile. To deny that is to deny Christ and the new covenant, which the scriptures also confirm. It is the spirit of "antichrist," confirmed in the scriptures also.

    A word to the wise.
     
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    Predictable Zionist propaganda, with not one New Testament reference anywhere to be seen or heard.

    Genetically, the Israel of the Bible was a subset of the human race.

    Genetically, the Israel of today is present within the whole human race. This is a natural result of the historical scatterings that are repeatedly referenced within the video, and is today acknowledged, welcomed, and applauded by the religious and cultural Jewish community, as being a literal fulfillment of the Abrahamic promises.

    Abraham lineage

    DNA Tests Could Fulfill God’s Promise to Abraham by Revealing Millions of Jews. But How Jewish is Jewish Enough?

    Israel in all of Us? Research finds 'Jewish genes' in unusual places

    But God's favor and blessing have never been based on DNA. He has always had but two criteria.

    Faith and obedience.

    It is also enlightening to view the video which immediately follows the forgoing, as former President Jimmy Carter describes Israeli anti-Palestinian apartheid and human rights abuses.
     
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