By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. To conclude upon the crucifixion of Jesus that God changed His mind about His everlasting covenants with Israel, and made the Church into the new people of God, the ‘new or spiritual Israel’ – one will not find this expression anywhere in the Bible – simply is not true. And it is not just a theological misconception, but it is a sin before God. It makes God into a liar. And God is no liar. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘covenants’
By Lance Lambert.. The Canon of the Old Testament and other Jewish Literature. During these 400 years before Christ we discover three main streams of literary activity. Firstly, The Canon of the OT.We use the term ‘canon’ (meaning ‘measure’) to distinguish from other writings that which is divinely inspired and absolutely authoritative. (more…)
By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. In the previous episode (part 3-10) Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer talked about the ultimate replacement theology, Islam. Six hundred years after Christ came Mohammed. And he brought the final revelation of Allah. And now the Muslims say: WE are the chosen people of God and we replace you both! Maybe you and I personally, maybe you believed God, maybe you trusted Him what He said black on white that whoever (John 3:16) that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever puts his faith in Him would not perish but have life everlasting. (more…)
By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. How did you vote in the United Nations? Where you going with the enemies of Israel? Or did you stand with my people? With the apple of my eye?” In this part of “Biblical Reflections on Israel” Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer discusses the vote in the United Nations in November (2012) about an observer position of the Palestinian State, on soil that the Everlasting one promised to His people, Israel. One hundred thirty-four nations said we go with Palestine. Forty-one abstained, the whole block of Europe, except for the Czech Republic. And nine voted against. (more…)
What is Replacement Theology?
The theory of Replacement Theology goes like this:
Theologians in the Church said: Yes, once upon a time the Jews were the chosen people by God. But when they said NO to Jesus, God said NO to the Jews. His anger and His judgment came upon them. He removed them out of their Promised Land Israel and spread them around the globe. Over the centuries they suffered a lot – especially in the lands of Christianity – and you may pity these poor people, but let’s face it: didn’t they ask for it? (more…)
God’s dealing with Israel is a subject of intense theological debate in Christianity today. People tend to differ in their understanding of the way God has maintained His relationship with Israel especially in the New Testament. Most Christians do not have a problem understanding God’s dealings with Israel in the Old Testament. This is because the Old Testament, which is principally the history of Israel as a nation is a clear narrative. However, in the ministry of Jesus in the New Testament, the central theme of the New Testament seems to shift from Israel as a nation to the church as movement of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. (more…)
There are three covenants to do with Israel that are everlasting, the Davidic Covenant, the Abrahamic Covenant and the New Eternal Covenant. Lance expounds on the New and Eternal Covenant in the final part of ‘Israel’s Everlasting Covenant.’ (more…)
There are three covenants to do with Israel that are everlasting, the Davidic Covenant, the Abrahamic Covenant and the New Eternal Covenant. Lance expands on these three eternal Covenants with clarity. (more…)
Church and Israel. Does God still has a plan with Israel? Abrahamic covenant still stands. God has a number of covenants with Israel. How can God have a series of covenants? How can these covenant relate to each other. Does the new covenant replaces all the old covenants?