Replacement theology and their theologians have formed a merger with Palestinian Christians who are dead set on promoting an anti-Israel perspective in evangelical churches.
Several Christian leaders such as Lynne Hybels, wife of mega church leader, Bill Hybels (Willow Creek Church) and editor of Sojourners, Tony Campolo and others appear on the docket at the 2012 pro Palestinian Christians Christ at the Checkpoint Conference at Bethlehem Bible College in the West Bank.
Check out this video: Lynne Hybels Reflects on the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference from Christ at the Checkpoint 2010.
These theologians and activists say that their views are non-violent in their stance against Israel, yet they all share the common goal of distorting the history of the Middle East and Scripture, making Israel perpetrator of all of Palestinian ills. Don’t miss our special guest Laurie Cardoza Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations(PJTN), a ministry forged to educate Christian believers about biblical truth as it relates to Israel, and the dangerous lies that we’re being told in the West about the true nature of events in the Middle East.
Want to know more about Replacement Theology? Check out the article below via gotquestions.org:
Question: “What is replacement theology?”
Answer:Replacement theology essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Adherents of replacement theology believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel. All the different views of the relationship between the church and Israel can be divided into two camps: either the church is a continuation of Israel (replacement/covenant theology), or the church is completely different and distinct from Israel (dispensationalism/premillennialism).
Replacement theology teaches that the church is the replacement for Israel and that the many promises made to Israel in the Bible are fulfilled in the Christian church, not in Israel. So, the prophecies in Scripture concerning the blessing and restoration of Israel to the Promised Land are “spiritualized” or “allegorized” into promises of God’s blessing for the church. Major problems exist with this view, such as the continuing existence of the Jewish people throughout the centuries and especially with the revival of the modern state of Israel. If Israel has been condemned by God, and there is no future for the Jewish nation, how do we explain the supernatural survival of the Jewish people over the past 2000 years despite the many attempts to destroy them? How do we explain why and how Israel reappeared as a nation in the 20th century after not existing for 1900 years?
The view that Israel and the church are different is clearly taught in the New Testament. Biblically speaking, the church is completely different and distinct from Israel, and the two are never to be confused or used interchangeably. We are taught from Scripture that the church is an entirely new creation that came into being on the day of Pentecost and will continue until it is taken to heaven at the rapture (Ephesians 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17). The church has no relationship to the curses and blessings for Israel. The covenants, promises, and warnings are valid only for Israel. Israel has been temporarily set aside in God’s program during these past 2000 years of dispersion.
After the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), God will restore Israel as the primary focus of His plan. The first event at this time is the tribulation (Revelation chapters 6-19). The world will be judged for rejecting Christ, while Israel is prepared through the trials of the great tribulation for the second coming of the Messiah. Then, when Christ does return to the earth, at the end of the tribulation, Israel will be ready to receive Him. The remnant of Israel which survives the tribulation will be saved, and the Lord will establish His kingdom on this earth with Jerusalem as its capital. With Christ reigning as King, Israel will be the leading nation, and representatives from all nations will come to Jerusalem to honor and worship the King—Jesus Christ. The church will return with Christ and will reign with Him for a literal thousand years (Revelation 20:1-5).
Both the Old Testament and the New Testament support a premillennial/dispensational understanding of God’s plan for Israel. Even so, the strongest support for premillennialism is found in the clear teaching of Revelation 20:1-7, where it says six times that Christ’s kingdom will last 1000 years. After the tribulation the Lord will return and establish His kingdom with the nation of Israel, Christ will reign over the whole earth, and Israel will be the leader of the nations. The church will reign with Him for a literal thousand years. The church has not replaced Israel in God’s plan. While God may be focusing His attention primarily on the church in this dispensation of grace, God has not forgotten Israel and will one day restore Israel to His intended role as the nation He has chosen (Romans 11).
- Western Christians Should Support a Palestinian Statehood (sojo.net)
- Lynne Hybels answers, “What is an Evangelical?” (sojo.net)
- Israel: Why a tiny piece of land matters (standupforthetruth.com)
- Which End Times Theory Stands Up? (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
- IHOP: International House of Political Action (herescope.blogspot.com)
- The War on Bible Prophecy (bibleprophecyblog.com)
- How “Replacement Theology” is changing the world (standupforthetruth.com)