The Christian finds in Psalm 1:3 further proof that the God he worships is patient and longsuffering– "patient because He is eternal, longsuffering because He is almighty, for wrath is a last resource with power. But the day is coming when "our God shall come and shall not keep silence." (Psalm 1:3)
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Numbers 23:19)
Supersessionism, fulfillment theology, and replacement theology are all terms for the biblical interpretation that the New Covenant supersedes or replaces the Mosaic Covenant, the latter thus also referred to as the Old Covenant. In what can be understood in simple terms, the church has replaced Israel. Once this foundation is laid, the actual practice of various components of this heresy varies in how far they will go.
How does one discern that you’re being taught what Jesus told us to avoid; Matthew 24:4: Yeshua answered and said to them, “Beware that no man will deceive you.” More extreme views declare God has cast off the Jews, and Israel has no special treatment from God anymore; the church is now Israel, and when the New Testament refers to the Jews (Revelation), you can allegorize that to the church.
The danger lies in that it is now easier to combine replacement theology with the popular worldview that the Jews are the source of almost all the world’s problems (i.e. the UN, the Islamic block, with President Obama when he thinks he is not “on the air”, et. al.) and therefore are the enemy of the world (anti-Semetics).
This is all utter nonsense, whether in its mild variant or hardcore extreme, and as God views it, as we all should, it is a heresy. God’s covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15 was unconditional and unilateral:
'In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates”. If you study Genesis 15 carefully and note the historical background, you’ll quickly discover the covenant with Abram was unilateral by God alone, and only He can break it.
Ezekiel 4 states that God has maintained a remnant that has escaped His judgments, and will, in His timing, possess the land that is now Israel. The church’s claim to be “spiritual Israel” ceased to have any significance with the restoration of physical Israel after 1,878 years on May 14, 1948.
The church and the Jews are distinct groups with different origins and different destinies. Attempting to mingle the two creates hopeless problems, resulting in proclaiming some Bible passages don’t mean what they clearly state. Who gets to decide what gets allegorized and what is literal?
The more you study, the more problems replacement theology causes. At best it’s misleading and wrong, causing problems in prophetic studies, while at worst it’s heretical and anti-Semitic.
Peter says it best, "THE LORD JEHOVAH does not delay his promises as people consider delay, but he is patient for your sakes, and because he is not willing that any person would perish, but that every person would come to conversion." (2 Peter 3:9; Aramaic Bible)
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