As I’ve said before, certain aspects of dispensational theology are currently being taught in many churches, and propagated through the notes of the very popular Scofield Study Bible. Many believers have ingested some of these teachings without actually knowing that it is called dispensationalism. The secret rapture is one of those teachings. (See … THE RAPTURE AT THE SECOND COMING.)
Another false teaching of dispensationalism is that none of God’s promises to Israel pertain to the Church. But the bible tells us, in 2 Corinthians 1:20, that in Jesus Christ “. . . all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”
Consider the following Scriptures:
Galatians 3:7-9 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past GENTILES in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
GENTILES (ethnos) a race, i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan): Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being ALIENS from the COMMONWEALTH of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
ALIENS (apallotrioo) to estrange away, i.e. (passively and figuratively) to be non-participant: alienate, be alien.
COMMONWEALTH (politeia) citizenship; concretely, a community: commonwealth, freedom.
STRANGERS (xenos) foreign ; by implication, a guest.
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of PARTITION between us;
PARTITION (phragmos) a fence, or inclosing barrier (literally or figuratively): hedge (round about), partition.
Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but FELLOWCITIZENS with the saints, and of the HOUSEHOLD of God;
FELLOWCITIZENS (sumpolites) a native of the same town.
HOUSEHOLD (oikeios) domestic, i.e. (as noun), a relative, adherent:–(those) of the (his own) house(-hold).
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be FELLOWHEIRS, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
FELLOWHEIRS (sugkleronomos) a co-heir, i.e. (by analogy) participant in common: fellow (joint)-heir, heir together, heir with.
Why is it so important to discern the real Commonwealth Israel? Because an incorrect understanding of the scriptures has deceived a multitude of Christians into “blindly” supporting political national Israel. As a result, justice has become a non-issue and a mockery has been made of God’s love for all people. If we truly love people, both Jew and Gentile, we will tell them the good news of the Gospel. In the end nothing else will matter.
2 Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.