Replacement Theology Needs To Be Replaced


By Dr. Ken Matto

Romans 9:6 (KJV) Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

There is a teaching which has come to the forefront of many theological discussions, especially in the area of eschatology. It is the teaching which states that the church has replaced Israel in the area of the intentions, plans, and promises which God had made. Here is the reality in a nutshell. The church and national Israel are two distinct entities. Ancient Israel was a political nation. The church, speaking of the eternal church, is a spiritual nation.

Matthew 21:43 (KJV) Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

The Lord Jesus Christ told the Jews that because of their rebellion toward Him, that the Kingdom of God would be taken from them and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits and that is the fruit of salvation. To confirm that we are on the right understanding, Peter in 1 Peter 2:9 confirms the fact that the eternal body of believers is called a holy nation. So the Lord Jesus made the point that the Kingdom of God would be removed from the political nation of Israel and given to the eternal church, the spiritual nation of believers. This was going to happen because the gospel would no longer be limited to one single political nation but would be going out to the entire world until the last day. Then on the day of Pentecost, we saw the beginning of the evangelization of the world. This was not the beginning of the eternal church but the beginning of the last days and the worldwide dissemination of the Gospel.

Acts 2:8-11 (KJV) And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? {9} Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, {10} Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, {11} Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Political Nation/Spiritual Nation
Many hundreds of years before the ancient nation of Israel was formed after the Exodus, the spiritual nation or the eternal church had already come into existence. Genesis 4:4 (KJV) And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: I am going to begin with Abel although Adam and Eve may have become saved. Here we see that God had respect unto Abel and the offering which he bought. We see that this is confirmed in Hebrews 11:4.

Hebrews 11:4 (KJV) By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Here we read that it was by faith that Abel offered unto God. Where did his faith come from? We get the answer from Galatians 5:22. Galatians 5:22 (KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Faith is a fruit of the Holy Spirit which means that Abel was saved because he had the Holy Spirit indwelling him giving him faith to approach God with the correct type of sacrifice. The idea that the Holy Spirit was not active in the Old Testament is a wrong understanding because no one can become saved unless they have the Holy Spirit living within them. Romans 8:9 (KJV) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

We need to understand that the eternal church was formed way before the political nation of Israel was formed. The nation of Israel was formed while they were still in bondage in Egypt but they were not able to access the land which God promised them until they had left Egypt which was about 1447 B.C. and it was yet another 40 years while they wandered in the desert. It was Joshua who took Israel into the promised land which could have been about 1407 B.C.

When we look at the time periods before that we will see some members of the eternal church which existed. We can see men like Job who was a contemporary with Abram. Then we see Abram, Isaac, and Jacob who eventually was renamed Israel by God. The name Israel means “Prince with God.” Then of course we have Moses and his brother Aaron, then Joshua and Caleb and probably others who had become saved and obeyed God. So we see that the thread of salvation was already in existence at the time of the Exodus, which means that the eternal church existed before Israel did.

Now enter the political nation of Israel. After they went into the land and each tribe claimed their territory according to the gift of God, the nation of Israel had formed and no sooner when Joshua had died, they had failed to drive out the inhabitants of the land which eventually become thorns in their sides and would aid them in disobeying God. Judges 2:3 (KJV) Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you. As you look at the history, you will see that Judah had good kings and bad kings. The northern kingdom did not have any good kings. In the south we saw David, Solomon, Asa, Jotham, Jehoshaphat, and others who obeyed God.

As we look at the history of Israel, we read that they had become so rebellious that eventually God had to judge them. The northern ten tribes went into captivity with Assyria about 721 B.C. and were never heard from again. Then in 586 B.C., the southern kingdom or Judah had gone into captivity because they followed the ways of the northern ten tribes. Jeremiah 3:8 (KJV) And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. God had a special dealing with the tribe of Judah because it was through this tribe that the Lord Jesus Christ came. This is why God restored them after seventy years in captivity. God brought them back to the land because the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem, according to the Scriptures. Micah 5:2 (KJV) But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

It was in 63 B.C. when Pompey the Great captured Israel and made it a Roman Province. You can see how God began to set the stage for the coming of the Messiah. The Lord Jesus Christ was born between 4-7 B.C. and was crucified in 33 B.C. As Jesus was in His earthly ministry, He had interaction with many who were saved such as Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea, Lazarus, Mary and Martha and others which means that even before Christ went to the cross, the thread of salvation was present in Israel.

Then, of course, once the day of Pentecost came, the preaching of the Gospel was now in full swing. It was now going to be preached throughout all the world. Mark 16:15 (KJV) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. The Great Commission simultaneous with the last days have now commenced.

Enter 70 A.D.
The Lord Jesus Christ had prophesied in no uncertain terms that the end of physical Israel was at hand. The nation of Israel had fulfilled all the rebellion that the Lord was going to take and now their day of judgment was at hand.

Matthew 24:15-16 (KJV) When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) {16} Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

In 66 A.D. General Titus began the siege of Israel which lasted several years. The Lord Jesus Christ had warned those living in Judah to flee when the Roman army approached. The unsaved Jews did not listen to the warning the Lord Jesus gave but stayed put. According to Josephus, all the Christians left Jerusalem and fled to the mountains and as a result not one Christian perished in the siege of Jerusalem but over one million Jews died.

So now when Jerusalem was razed, even the temple was completely annihilated and the only thing left was the temple mount, all vestiges of the temple were gone. Israel was no longer needed because all the prophetic events leading up to the coming of the Messiah and His suffering and resurrection have now been fulfilled and there was no more events to be fulfilled in or through Israel and therefore they were now sent among the nations of the world.

70-1948 A.D.
Now we move toward the modern era but before we do, the time period from 70-1948 A.D. is 1878 years and in that time without the nation of Israel in existence, God was continuing to build the spiritual nation or the eternal church. It was in the first and second century when the church started expanding into Europe and Africa and Asia. Then after that time period the church continued to expand and God continually built the church. During these 1878 years, the eternal church was persecuted by Rome until the fourth century, then when Islam came into being in the sixth century, it was persecuted by the Moslems. This resulted in the middle east being ravaged and taken over by Islam. Then in the twelfth century the Inquisition began by the Roman Catholic Church and millions of Christians were persecuted by torture and death. Then the church started seeing some victories. In 1517 Martin Luther tacked his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. Then England had persecuted the Pilgrims and Puritans as dissenters from the Church of England which resulted in them going to Holland, where at that time the national belief was Calvinism. From Holland they went to America and settled in Massachusetts and as the settlers moved in land, they began to settle other parts of the country and as a result they started many churches and institutions of higher learning. Christianity had now begun to spread rapidly in the colonies. This led to the two Great Awakenings and to the great missionary movements of the 18th and 19th centuries. So all during the 1878 years after the destruction of Israel the eternal church was being built world wide with the blessing of God.

1948
In 1948 the modern nation of Israel came into existence and the entire Christian community went crazy believing that this was now the end of times because God had fulfilled His promise to the Jews of a home land. Before one gets elated over this, some things must be put in its place to get an understanding of this situation.

The Balfour Declaration
The Balfour Declaration was a November 2, 1917 letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Baron Walter Rothschild that made public the British support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration led the League of Nations to entrust the United Kingdom with the Palestine Mandate in 1922. The Declaration read:

“His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

Now one obvious principle is very clear here. When the first nation of Israel was formed, God used two believers to bring it about, both were members of the spiritual nation or eternal church. He used Moses and Joshua. Moses led them to the river crossing and Joshua took them across into the land. When we look at modern Israel, we do not see any spiritual link to its formation. If you notice, Balfour sent the letter to Walter Rothschild, a member of the Rothschild banking family which has been raping the wealth of nations and starting wars for hundreds of years. If the modern nation of Israel was of God, then why would He use Moses and Joshua, two believers, to lead and form the first nation but a wicked family which has done nothing but cause chaos and death for profit, to form the second one?

When the first nation of Israel was formed, it was formed because it was to bring the Messianic line to completion in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. God had put up with all their rebellion for hundreds of years but finally in 70 A.D. they were destroyed. This modern nation of Israel which was formed has no special reason of existence beyond being just one of the nations of the world. Here is God’s assessment of the nations of the world. Isaiah 40:15 (KJV) Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. The nations are drops in a bucket and are nothing but dust, just like man. Psalms 103:14 (KJV) For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. In other words, they are not special nor are they any closer to God than any other nation.

The Promise of the Land
The promises of God are to the believer and not to the unbeliever. God had a special relationship with ancient Israel because the Messiah was to come from it, however, because of their rebellion, they lost all rights to the homeland God gave them and this is written in Scripture and cannot be avoided for the purpose of selling prophecy books.

One of the major teachings of the prophecy preachers is that God did not fulfill His promise to the Jews of giving them the land which He promised Abraham. So they tell us for God to fulfill His promise it must be done during the millennium. In other words, they preach God owes Israel. To say God owes any mere human is outright blasphemy. The following six verses teach that God has indeed fulfilled His promise to national Israel concerning the promised land. To arrive at the theory that God still owes a homeland to national Israel requires a flagrant denial of Scripture which refutes this heinous lie.

(Josh 21:43-45 KJV) And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. {44} And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand. {45} There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

There is no way that these verses can be interpreted any other way than the fulfilling of the promise to Abraham. Twice in these passages God tells us that the land which Israel was dwelling in was the fulfillment of His promise to Abraham. In verse 45, God is plainly telling us that He didn’t fail to keep His promise because He brought all to pass. How can any commentator look at these verses and say God still owes Israel a land?

To say God did not fulfill His promises, when He did, is total heresy and blasphemy. It is a shame that so many Christians place prophecy books above Scripture, and accept their heresy as if it was gospel. Scofield, the high priest of prophecy, offers no comment on these verses, plus many claim it was part of a promise and not the fulfillment. I have no idea how they arrived at that erroneous conclusion but it was definite evasion of truth on part of the commentator.

Remember the Bible said, "all came to pass" not part! In other words, you the reader, will accept unbiblical Prophecy whether it is of God or not.

(Neh 9:7-8, 23 KJV) Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham; {8} And foundest his heart before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous: {23} Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it.

In these verses we have a reaffirmation that God fulfilled His promise to Abraham and gave Israel the land. Here also, God is telling us plainly that His promise to Abraham was fulfilled concerning the physical land of Canaan. Again, to neglect these verses is evasion of truth. As the reader, stop and ask yourself the question, should I believe what the Bible says or should I believe the prophecy books? Should I build my theology on the hard truth of Scripture or do I build it on the unbiblical theories of prophecy books? So we can easily state that God had totally fulfilled His promise to Abraham of a home land but because of their rebellion and hostility toward God, they lost the rights to that land.

When we look at the fact that they lost the land owing to their rebellion in the face of God, how could it be that the prophecy pundits have now preached that God owed Israel a land and in 1948 fulfilled that promise of a land for them. It is because of their misunderstanding of certain verses and their filtering everything through the eyes of ungodly Christian Zionism.

Their Own Land
One of the phrases found in the Old Testament is “their own land” or “your own land.” What the prophecy pundits do is instead of placing these verses in the proper time frame, what they do is move it up and refer to it as being 1948. However, those verses are speaking of the first return from their captivity and When looking at the term “their own land,” it cannot be rejected when used in reference to the time when they were removed from it for being rebellious. The term must be applied in total as the Bible teaches it. One must keep in mind that these books are on the Old Testament side of the cross. Assyria took the northern kingdom in 721 B.C. and Babylon took the southern kingdom in 586 B.C. So what we are seeing is the Old Testament Scenario concerning the return to the promised land.

Removed From Their Own Land
2 Kings 17:23 (KJV) Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.

2 Kings 18:32 (KJV) Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.

Jeremiah 52:27 (KJV) And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.

Ezekiel 36:17 (KJV) Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.

Amos 7:11 (KJV) For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

Notice how God uses the term “their own land.” That is because the land that they are in was a fulfillment of the promise that God made to Abraham’s physical descendants when He promised them their own land. These five verses deal with the fact that Israel and Judah were taken from their own land by heathen nations in response to their rebellious and idolatrous ways.

The Return To The Land
After Israel was taken into captivity by the Northern Kingdom, she was assimilated into their culture and was never to be heard from again. If God was going to call back Israel into their own land, then why not the ten northern tribes? The reason is because God was finished with them since the Messiah was to come through the southern kingdom AKA the tribe of Judah. The Jews had to return to the land because the Scriptures taught that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2 (KJV) But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Keep in mind that Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah were written to the Southern Kingdom of Judah and not to the northern kingdom which means God was focusing on Judah to be returned to the land for the fulfillment of Scripture concerning the birthplace and ministry of the Messiah. This was the ultimate fulfillment of the Abrahamic promise concerning the physical land that the Messiah would be born there and minister for a period of time. So we see that the return in view has nothing whatsoever to do with 1948 and the modern nation of Israel because it was focusing on the return from captivity to set the stage for the coming of Messiah.

Jeremiah 23:8 (KJV) But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

Isaiah 14:1 (KJV) For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

Jeremiah 42:12 (KJV) And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

Ezekiel 36:24 (KJV) For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

Ezekiel 37:21 (KJV) And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

Ezekiel 39:28 (KJV) Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.

So Far
So far we have seen that the promises of God for a land for Israel was already fulfilled, the return to the land we saw in Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah had to do with the return from Babylon of Judah, while the Northern Kingdom was not called back. We also saw that the term “own land” was used in reference to the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham for a physical land for his descendants. We also saw that both Israel and Judah were very rebellious and idolatrous and as a result of their rancorous disobedience, God removed them from their own land but only the southern Kingdom was returned to the land because the Messiah would eventually come through the line of Judah.

The New Testament
Now we enter the period known as the New Testament which goes from the time of the ministry of Christ to the last day. When we look at the New Testament, there is not one verse which shows that the physical nation of Israel will ever be reformed. The New Testament focuses on the spiritual nation, aka the eternal church. The book of Revelation focuses totally on the trials and tribulation of the eternal church in the last days and has nothing whatsoever to do with a formation of a second nation of Israel. The name “Israel” means “prince with God.” 1 John 3:1 (KJV) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Notice what the following verse says: Malachi 1:14 (KJV) But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen. God states that He is a Great King and in 1 John 3:1, the believers are called what? “sons of God.” What title is given to the son of a King? It is the name “Prince.” This means that those who are born again in Christ are considered to be Princes. This is why Jacob was renamed Israel by God because it was the spiritual descendants which came through the physical nation of Israel that God was focusing on.

Let us go back to the beginning and look at our text verse. Romans 9:6 (KJV) Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: They are not all Israel which are of Israel, that is, all those who call themselves Israelis or Jews, are not really that because both of those names denote a spiritual descendance from Abraham. The nation of Israel which was formed as the conduit for the coming of Messiah had many unbelievers in it which caused havoc for the believers. Men like Korah, the ten spies who disbelieved God, the evil kings like Saul and Ahab were not Israel even though they came from Israel. This is why the term “spiritual Israel” is so absolutely biblical because it denotes a separation between the true Israel (saved) and the false Israel (unsaved) which was the worldly Israel. It showed a difference between the political nation and the spiritual nation which is the eternal church that came through the nation of Israel. At present, the eternal church is in every single country and living within the political atmospheres of all nations.

The Promises
So we must separate the promises which God made to physical Israel and those He made to spiritual Israel. Since modern theologians have melded these two, they came up with the idea of Replacement Theology. The reality is that spiritual Israel did not replace the physical Israel and the reason for that is because they are two totally different entities. God made promises to Abraham of a physical land for his physical descendants but God made it clear that they would remain in the land if they would be obedient to Him.

Leviticus 25:18-19 (KJV) Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. {19} And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.

Leviticus 25:18-19 are just two of the many verses which God gave to Israel warning them that if they keep His commandments then they will remain in the land. Well they could not keep His commandments and as a result, after many years of rebellion, God removed them out of the land. The covenant God made with them was the covenant of law which meant it was temporary because they could not keep the law. Leviticus 18:5 (KJV) Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. They could not live in them and many of them died disobeying them.  As we saw in Nehemiah and Joshua that all the promises which God made came to pass.

Then we see the promises made to the spiritual nation or spiritual Israel. Since these promises are very numerous, I can only list a few. The covenant which God made with spiritual Israel is an eternal one and not a physical one.

Genesis 13:15-16 (KJV) For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. {16} And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

Genesis 15:5-6 (KJV) And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. {6} And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Genesis 17:4-8 (KJV) As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. {5} Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. {6} And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. {7} And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. {8} And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

Galatians 3:16 (KJV) Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Galatians 3:29 (KJV) And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

We read above in Genesis 13:15-16 that God made a promise to Abraham that he was to look at all the land which was promised to him but God includes a phrase which makes this promise a spiritual one. He says “to thy seed for ever.” Which covenant was going to last forever? It is the covenant of Grace, so here we have back in Genesis a hint of the eternal covenant. Then in Genesis 15:5-6, God shows him the stars and tells him that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars, if he is able to count them. Then in Genesis 17:7 & 8, God adds a word which tells us these promises are definitely pointing to the covenant of Grace. He adds the word “everlasting.” Only the covenant of Grace will last forever because that is how someone is saved. These everlasting possessions can only be experienced in the new Heavens and the new Earth. Then we look at the New Testament continuation of these eternal promises. In Galatians 3:16, we read that Christ is the seed of Abraham and if you belong to Christ, which means if you are saved, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.

Those who are born again in Christ are the true seed of Abraham and will be heirs of all the promises of God. (Rom 8:17 KJV) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. The Jews who were pushing the law on people would not be heirs because the promise came not through the keeping of the law but rather it came through grace alone. Abraham became saved and believed God and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness and in like manner we also are saved and are heirs as Romans 8:17 teaches.

Summary
So it is easily seen that the promises of Ancient Israel and the promises of Spiritual Israel are totally different because they have different goals. Therefore, the eternal church did not steal any promises from them because their promises did not apply to the eternal church. The covenant of Israel was a temporary one because it was based on obedience to the Law and we saw that they could not keep it. Even during the period that ancient Israel existed, there were many who were members of Spiritual Israel, namely those who were saved like Moses, David, Solomon et al. Therefore, Replacement Theology really does not exist, it is just another attack on the Grace of God which under girds the spiritual nation. Those who see the modern nation of Israel as more than just a nation among nations have been blinded to truth or they have an obsession with that country.

Nowhere in the New Testament does God even hint at raising up another nation of Israel. The first one was formed because the Messiah was to come through it. What would be the purpose of the second one since all the promises that God made to them were fulfilled in ancient Israel? The idea that God owes the Jews is a blasphemous teaching because God is indebted to no one, especially a group of people who showed their hatred for His Son, and who spurned His Law for hundreds of years, and still shows a rancor for Christianity today. Pastors and theologians need to get their heads out of the Jerusalem Post and back into their Bible without Zionist commentaries to mislead them.

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