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In the previous blog article I began a study of Matthew’s record of Christ’s rejection of Israel. I will complete that study in this article as we note: Final Indication of Israel’s Rejection In Matt 16:21 Jesus teaches his disciples that the chief priests will kill him. In Matt 16:28 he notes that some of his […]

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When the average American Christian is presented the preterist approach to Revelation, he usually balks due to his dispensational conditioning. The idea that God would so severely judge Israel and set her aside is written off as contrary to the biblical prophecy and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Such a response is unfortunate. Indeed, it […]

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by Gregg Strawbridge In the 2005 national ETS and SBL meetings there were several seminars devoted to “replacement theology” and specifically on the place of Israel and the politics of “land.” In both cases I personally engaged several of the respondents, such as Timothy Weber1, Walter Kaiser, Bruce Longenecker, Claudia Setzer, and a few others […]

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Dispensationalism holds to two foundational, all-controlling convictions: (1) The proper approach to interpreting Scripture is literalism (even in the Book of Revelation!). (2) Racial Israel is the key to prophecy and is forever kept distinct from the church (even into eternity!). If you are a dispensationalist, you will immediately recognize these two issues as near […]

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Stephen R. Sizer. There are two essential questions which this article will seek to address: one political and one theological. They are multifaceted and interwoven. The political question is this: How should Christians view the situation in Israel/Palestine today, where two peoples claim the same territory? How should they regard the State of Israel? As […]

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By John Piper. How should Bible-believing Christians align themselves in the Jewish-Palestinian conflict? There are Biblical reasons for treating both sides with compassionate public justice in the same way that disputes should be settled between nations generally. In other words, the Bible does not teach us to be partial to Israel or to the Palestinians […]

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One of the most remarkable and disturbing aspects of dispensationalism is its inherent redemptive retrogression. Dispensationalism necessarily requires a future re-institution of blood sacrifices to be conducted in a rebuilt temple under the direction of a new, formal line of priests. It rejects the biblical view that Christ is the final redemptive blood-letting in that […]

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