IT IS NOT NATIONAL ISRAEL, IT IS CHRIST

I found the following quote in the comment section where dispensational teachings were being discussed. I believe the comment sums it up well.

“Dispensationalism has the wrong center of Scripture. It is not national Israel, it is Christ.”

Read… Jesus The True Israel

Jesus didn’t exalt the Jews, he wept over them, and he foretold the destruction of Jerusalem because the Jews rejected him, their Messiah. When was the last time you heard a sermon about the destruction of Jerusalem? If we really want to bless Israel, let us preach the gospel to them, the same way we would preach it to anyone else. ❤️

Read more about Israel and dispensationalism here.

IS DISPENSATIONALISM INDISPENSABLE? – A “Must Read” Article For The Born Again Christian

Is Dispensationalism Indispensable?

Excerpts…

“IT COMES DOWN TO THIS… Either all the Christian scholars prior to 1830 have been wrong about the central teachings of the New Testament or else the dispensationalists are wrong.

“Like many American evangelicals, I was once a dispensationalist without knowing it. I was unacquainted with the label. My teachers did not inform me that they were teaching me to interpret the Bible through a mental grid that had been constructed less than 150 years earlier. I had no inclination to investigate the relative merits of my system against those of any other— simply because I didn’t know there was anything to investigate. I had the impression that ours was the only way sensible people had ever viewed Scripture. In other words, I was not educated, but indoctrinated.”

(Found article at Apostasy Watch.)

Is Dispensationalism Indispensable?

REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY

The New Testament/Covenant replaced the Old Testament/Covenant for the Jew.

and…

the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Ephesians 3:6.

– Scripture makes this clear.

Hebrews 8:

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Hebrews 10:

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

– The Gospel of Jesus Christ was to the Jew first

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

– Gentiles… without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise… made nigh by the blood of Christ

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;

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:

13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

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;

16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

– The mystery is that the Gentiles should be fellowheirs.

Ephesians: 3:

1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

– the blessing of Abraham

Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

– they are not all Israel, which are of Israel

– Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children

Romans 9:

1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;

5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

– children of the promise are counted for the seed

Romans 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

– if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise

Galatians 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Summary:

1. The Old Testament/Covenant was replaced with the New Testament/Covenant.

2. The New Testament/Covenant was to the Jew first.

3.  They are not all Israel, which are of Israel.

4.  Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children.

5. The promise is still available to the Jews, they have not been replaced, for the Scripture says… if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

6. The Gentiles, who were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.