God’s Israel

yeshuaReplacement theology is something that continues to raise its head, but that’s not surprising considering its roots go very deep – right back to the early days of gentile inclusion within the church. As more gentiles were added, and especially after the late first century exile of Israel from the Land, the idea of replacement theology strengthened.

Here are some of the important points related to this issue:

1) God has NOT changed the identity of Israel or shifted that identity from one group of people to another
2) God’s promises and prophecies related to Israel remain and apply to blood descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
3) The gentile church has not become Israel – not a “spiritual Israel” or “the new Israel”
4) We should not confuse today’s political nation of Israel with the Israel of God. God’s Israel also exists beyond the borders of the land He promised to that people, and while many inhabit the promised land, most are still scattered among the nations.
5) One day God will bring ALL of His Israel back to the land He promised to them
6) One day all of Israel will recognise their Messiah and will be ruled by Him (both son of David and Son of God)

Here are links to a few articles dealing with these points that I’ve I posted earlier:

https://onesimusfiles.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/refined-not-redefined/

https://onesimusfiles.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/gospel-of-the-kingdom-what-about-israel/
https://onesimusfiles.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/one-new-man-and-the-gospel-of-a-jewish-messiah/
http://onefiles.blogspot.co.nz/2010/02/gods-future-for-israel.html