Posts Tagged ‘covenants’

 

Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (52) – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 12 September 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Chapter 7 – Jerusalem
Introduction
“…But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and He will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in safety. Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for His name – there you shall bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and the special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD. And there rejoice before the LORD your God, you, your sons and daughters, your men- servants and maidservants…” (Deuteronomy 12:10-12). [Photo top right: Jesus is betrayed, faces injustice and is crucified for our sin. Matthew 26:3-4, 26-29, 57-68, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:39-53, 66-71; 23:1-11,33-39, John 13:27,34; 18:1-40, 19:1-37. Contributed by YoMinistry.com].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (51) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 5 September 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Gospel of the Kingdom (Cont’d)
Still others have understood the Kingdom of God to be essentially an ideal pattern for human society. The Kingdom is not primarily concerned with individual salvation or with the future but with the social problems of the present. Men build the Kingdom of God as they work for the ideal social order and endeavour to solve the problems of poverty, sickness, labour relations, social inequalities and race relationships. The primary task of the Church is to build the Kingdom of God. [Picture top right: Jesus tells three parables about the Kingdom of Heaven using weeds (tares), a mustard seed and yeast as illustrations. Matthew 13:24-43 Contributed by Good News Productions, International].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (50) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 28 August 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Gospel of the Kingdom
The following quotation is taken from what is, in my opinion, a great article by George Eldon Ladd. The writer was a Baptist minister and professor of Biblical Theology and New Testament exegesis at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Ordained in 1933, he pastored in New England from 1936 to 1945, and then served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1942 to 1945. [Picture top right: Jesus tells two parables about the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 13:44-46 Contributed by LUMO project].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (49) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 22 August 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

What should the Church do?

  1. Repent for her sins of the past

We should be like Daniel. Personally he had done nothing wrong, and probably was the most pious man on earth during his days. He refused food that a Jew was not supposed to eat, and it could have cost him his life. But he would rather have died than deny the God of Israel and His commandments. He understood on the basis of the prophecies of Jeremiah that the seventy years of the Babylonian Captivity, 600 – 530 BC, were almost over, and that the people of Israel were about to return home to the Promised Land. [Picture top right: Jesus talks with his disciples about the destruction of Jerusalem and future events. Matthew 24:1-35, Mark 13:1-31, Luke 21:5-38 Contributed by Sweet Publishing].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (26) – Chapter 4 – God’s Love and Covenants with Israel

editor 17 May 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Everlasting Covenants
The Covenants are to be taken literally as contracts between two parties. These Covenants are eternal, everlasting agreements with Israel that will therefore exist ‘forever’. God cannot change His mind halfway about them. All these Covenants are covered by a solemn oath, which the Lord Almighty swore by His own Name at the making of these Covenants with Israel. [Photo top right: God’s everlasting Covenants with Israel | Credit Menucha Shuchatowitz – Flickr].  (more…)

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God Is No Liar

editor 4 December 2014

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…)

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400 Silent Years? Anything but Silent!!! (Part 7)

editor 11 June 2014

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…)

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Biblical Reflections on Israel 4-10 and 5-10

editor 13 February 2014

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…)

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Biblical Reflections on Israel 3-10

editor 6 February 2014

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…)

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Replacement Theology: Time To Repent (Part 1)

Rev. Willem Glashouwer 15 January 2013

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…)

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