Is the “Everlasting Covenant” that Promises “Everlasting Possession” of the Land of Israel Really Everlasting? How Replacement Theologians Empty Words of Their Meaning
by Dalton Lifsey ©
Throughout Church history the debate about Israel has always raged with regard to the Land and the people. Every few centuries another violent outburst of Christian anti-Judaism would stain a nation with Jewish blood. And every few centuries Christ-rejecting Jews would find more reasons to continue rejecting Him.
“GOD IS THROUGH WITH THE JEWS”
At the heart of that debate has always been the Church’s insistent rejection of Israel’s national identity and destiny. Our generation is no exception. The late Lorraine Boettner stated that:
“It may seem harsh to say that, ‘God is through with the Jews.’ But the fact of the matter is that He is through with them as a unified national group.”
“The case against Christian Zionists has been supported by new scholarship, as for example, in the writings of N.T. Wright (1996) and Peter Walker (1994, 1996). Can work of this quality be matched by Christian Zionists, or are they simply, dare I say, repeating the same old arguments that have been put forward in the past?” — Colin Chapman (from Whose Promised Land?)
While many of those so-called “same old arguments” are sufficient and superior alternatives to the new expressions of Replacement Theology espoused by some of the leaders Chapman mentions, I think it is a worthy cause to reiterate them in a contemporary package in light of the contemporary challenge. So Chapman, I’m working on it. We’ll keep you posted.
The first bulk shipment of books to New Zealand arrived today. Unfortunately they have already sold out. More will be on the way soon.
BOOK EXCERPT: “The ‘Controversy of Zion’ Will Ultimately Compel ‘All Nations’ to ‘Gather Against Jerusalem’”
an excerpt from Chapter 3 of “The Controversy of Zion and the Time of Jacob’s Trouble”
© Dalton Lifsey