Thursday, December 08, 2005

Replacement Theology

Yes, in Galatians 2:14-16 there's a radical re-definition of “Israel” to include Gentiles as Gentiles around the Lord Jesus Christ who provides the continuity in accordance with Ephesians 2:11-22.

For instance, is the re-definition so radical as to absurdly do away with the Jew ?

Are there biblical controls ( i.e. explicit statements that trump theologising and inferences made from text) that prevent us from going as far as declaring the Jewish people’s supercession by the Church a complete and total affair ?

Well what if , for instance, there were still unfulfilled prophecies in the Old Testament (and from the New Testament as well - just for good measure) which are impossible for the Church to fulfill no matter how one 'spiritualises' or 'allegorises' them ?

Here are some examples. (Please do read what the verses say by clicking on each reference ) :

Isaiah 11:11-16
Jeremiah 30:4-11
Ezekiel 11:17
Ezekiel 16:60-63
Ezekiel 20:33-41
Ezekiel 34:12-15
Ezekiel 34:22-28
Ezekiel 36:6-11
Ezekiel 36:21-36
Ezekiel 39:25-29
Amos 9:14-15 .
Zephaniah 2:1-15
Zephaniah 3:1-20
Zechariah 8:20–23
Zechariah 12:2-6
Zechariah 12:8-10
Zechariah 14:2-4
Zechariah 14:16–19
Matthew 23:37-39
Romans 11:25–26

Wouldn’t or shouldn’t these Scriptures be the silver bullet fit to kill once for all the beast of Replacement Theology ?

I think they should.

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