of Jesus Christ's 2nd Coming Introduction (continued)
Some clarification of why this site takes
the Historic or Classical Pre-Millennialist way of viewing
and interpreting prophecy is needed. Please understand,
I am not attacking any Christian or denomination
in the following paragraphs--but I am challenging a particular
method of interpreting Biblical prophecy, which many Christian
denominations use for interpreting Bible prophecy. Also,
when the word heresy is used in the following
excerpt. Please understand, the word heresy
is used to donate a way of interpreting Bible prophecy and
not to label any Christian holding to such secondary beliefs.
The following explanation which I excerpt from Chuck Misslers
new two cassette tape series titled Thy Kingdom Come,
Christs Millennial Reign explains the historic
origin of the amillennialist way of interpreting prophecy.
Chuck Missler paints this description with a wide brush
and is looser with the historic facts and oversimplifies
in ways that drives real historians crazy. But he presents
the facts in understandable language and short order without
writing a book on the subject, and that is why I use his
description here of why I cannot promote the amillennialist
view on this site in the very few sections this site has
on prophecy. But first a couple observations Ive made
on the subject myself.
Some denominations fall into the category of being amillennialist
in their eschatological interpretation (interpretation of
prophecy). And some Christians and Christian denominations
of the amillennialist persuasion also believe the book of
Daniel was written around 139 BC by a number of Jews who
were trying to influence Jewish thinking toward the coming
Messiah--instead of properly attributing the writing of
the book of Daniel to Daniel himself under the direct inspiration
and guidance of God during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar,
datable to 600-539 BC. In my opinion this belief is false
and attacks the very innerency of the Word of God in the
Old Testament canon--at least in the part of Gods
Word that deals with prophecy. A person or church can have
this interpretation while simultaneously trying to jump
through every imaginable hoop in utilization of proper hermeneutic
Biblical interpretation rules, and still be seriously off
in their understanding of Bible prophecy. Most Protestant
churches hold this amillennialist view because they inherited
it from the medieval church they came out of in the Reformation,
and not because they carefully researched this belief. So
some historic research is needed to explain why this site
will only promote the pre-millennialist interpretation of
prophecy. But first let us address the question of properly
dating the writing of the book of Daniel.
If Josephuss ANITIQUITIES OF THE JEWS is an accepted
history text (which many historians agree it is), then those
who would believe that the book of Daniel was written in
139 BC might look up the passage in BOOK XI, Chapter VIII,
4 and 5, part of which I quote. Now remember Alexander the
Great is dated to the 330s B.C. I quote, And
when he [Alexander] had said this to Parmenio, and had given
the high priest his right hand, the priests ran along by
him, and he came into the city; and when he went up into
the temple, he offered sacrifice to God, according to the
high priests direction, and magnificently treated
both the high priest and the priests. And when the
book of Daniel was shewed him, wherein Daniel declared that
one of the Greeks should destroy the empire of the Persians,
he supposed that himself was that person intended
A footnote in Josephus for this passage says *The
place shewed Alexander might be Dan vii. 6; vii. 3-8, 20,21,22;
xi. 3; some or all of them very plain predictions of Alexanders
conquests and successors. So if the book of Daniel
was written in 139 BC as some suppose, how in the world
did a high priest of the Jews present it to Alexander the
Great in the 330s BC in the city of Jerusalem in the
temple of God? Good question.
Another big stumbling block to the amillennialist interpretation
comes to mind. There are about 300 specific prophecies about
the first coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, in the Old
Testament. These prophecies were all literally fulfilled,
each and every one of them. No allegorizing there. But in
the Old Testament we find many of those prophecies of Jesus
1st coming are mixed right in with what are clearly known
and recognized to be prophecies of Jesus Christs 2nd
coming. How can one switch how he interprets these 2nd coming
prophecies, allegorizing their literal meaning away, while
all the while knowing that the 1st coming prophecies that
are imbedded right within the same texts were literally
fulfilled? That to me is a stretch beyond sound logic into
the fantasy-land of myth. The first part of this three part
series on the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ is a survey of
all those Old Testament prophecies about the 2nd coming
of Christ, and you will see all the prophecies for Jesus
Christs 1st coming imbedded right within the same
prophetic texts as those that apply to Jesus Christs
2nd coming, so youll be able to make this observation
right on the spot. Dont take my word for it, read
those prophecies for yourself in that first section, and
then look them up in your own Bible and see what Im
talking about--that the 1st coming prophecies were all literally
fulfilled and were in no way meant to be allegorized into
some different meaning, and so the 2nd coming prophecies
contained in the same text also cannot be interpreted in
any other way but literal--just cant be without breaking
every rule of Bible interpretation and common sense.
With that in mind, here are those excerpts from Chuck Misslers
Thy Kingdom Come which will add some historic
perspective of where Amillennialism came from, and thus
why its a flawed way of interpreting Biblical eschatology.
They are excerpted here to fill in vital background information
on the Amillennialist view of prophecy and why this website
does not subscribe to this view.
What Id like to talk about a little bit is,
Thy Kingdom Come. Weve heard that a lot,
havent we. Isnt it in the Lords Prayer?--Thy
Kingdom Come? What does that mean? It may shock you
to realize that probably nine churches out of ten have no
idea what that means. In fact, they deny the root doctrine
that lies behind this. We see it says in Matthew 6:10 Thy
kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
What on earth does that mean? Were going to explore
that a little bit. Nothing in heaven or earth is more certain.
How is that prayed? Jesus taught us to pray that. How often
has that been prayed over 1900 years? You know, in Luke
19 Jesus said that a certain nobleman went into a far country
to receive a kingdom and to return. And he goes on with
this parable. Whos the nobleman? Our Lord. Hes
left, hes coming back, and to receive the kingdom.
The return of Jesus Christ to rule on the planet
earth, youll be shocked to learn how controversial
that is. Many of us here probably take that for
granted. There are 1,845 references to that in the Old Testament.
Seventeen books give prominence to that very event. Three
hundred and eighteen references in the New Testament, in
two hundred and sixteen chapters. Twenty-three of the twenty-seven
books in the New Testament give prominence to the return
of Jesus Christ to rule on the planet earth. You would think
that we could get it, wouldnt you? Youd think
that wed understand that. Most of us realize there
are three-hundred specific specifications that Christ fulfilled
in his first coming, his first advent as they call it. For
every one of those there are eight of them for his second
coming. So its a big topic.
Now tragically there was a very prominent church father
by the name of Origen. He was very pious, popular, he was
very persuasive. Hes one of the great figures of the
third century church. He wrote many important documents,
but he primarily presented Christian doctrine in Greek terms,
in Hellenic terms. But the real tragedy is he introduced
a theory of inspiration, or interpretation I should say,
that allegorized the Scripture to extremes. And his writings
influenced Augustine somewhat later. Now get the picture
of Augustine. Augustine was that bishop of Hippo in North
Africa from 354 to about 430 [AD]. Very, very influential
guy, hes one of the most influential leaders of the
western Church. He wrote The City of God which
portrayed the church as a new civic order during the ruins
of the Roman Empire. About this time, by 476 the Roman Empire
is in pieces. So its already starting to fall apart.
But get the picture. From, ah, 325 and following, the Roman
Empire--Constantine made the Christian religion legal, big
step. The second successor after him made it the state religion.
Get the picture of a government funded pulpit where a pastor
is preaching that Jesus is coming soon to rid the world
of its evil rulers. That wasnt what you called politically
correct. That was embarrassing. So they began to soften
that by saying Well, hes gonna rule in our hearts.
So literally dispossessing the earth of its usurpers
and ruling became watered down and away. So although
Augustines writings, many of them, defeated numerous
heresies of the period, his allegorical reposturing of an
Amillennial eschatology-eschatology is the study of the
end times or last things. And Amillennialism is a term used
by those who deny a literal Millennium, as such. Were
gonna hit that head-on. And of course from Augustine you
get Auchwitz. [this statement of Chucks put in context
a little later.] You see, Origen allegorizes Scripture,
Augustine institutionalizes that allegorization of the Scripture
in what we call Amillennialism. And that led to a Medieval
eschatology that the Reformation failed to restore. You
know the Reformation under Martin Luther and the rest of
them did an incredible job at what we call
satireology--thats the study of salvation. They returned
to the Scripture and recognized that salvation comes by
faith alone. Many people willingly died being burned at
the stake in their commitment to the authority of Scripture,
in satireology. The great tragedy of the Reformation was
they didnt go far enough. They accomplished great
things in soteriology, but they ignored the eschatology.
They continued to embrace an Amillennial eschatology that
was their heritage from the Medieval church. And so, because
of that, most Protestant denominations are Amillennial in
their eschatology. And that also leads them to being post-tribulational
in their views. Were gonna talk a little bit about
What are the problems with Amillenialism? Well first of
all, the Old Testament is replete with promises of a Messianic
rule--the Messiah all through the Old Testament. In fact,
it was so emphasized that when Jesus came in humility they
didnt recognize him because they had their eyes fixed
on one that was going to come in power and rule. The destiny
of Israel is all wrapped up in this. The destiny of Israel
and Gods Covenant is denied by most modern Christian
churches tragically, because of this [Amillennial] heritage.
When you get to the New Testament you got another problem.
Gabriel meets Mary and gives her an announcement of her
new child, that he is going to take Davids throne,
Luke chapter one, verses 31-32. Well thats a problem.
Davids throne didnt exist in those days. They
were ruled by Rome. The king was an Edomite, Idumean, theyd
say. Herod was a Roman appointee, wasnt even Jewish.
That wasnt Davids throne. And yet her child
was going to take Davids throne. Has Jesus ever done
that? No. Wheres he now? On his Fathers throne,
not on his throne. I believe his thrones gonna be
the Mercy seat, that will reappear as a gift when he comes.
Thats a whole nuther study. And there are numerous
confirmations of all of this in the New Testament, let alone
all the Old Testament promises. To dismiss or somehow explain
away the Millennium--there are many views about eschatology
that good scholars can differ on. Most of us meet once a
year just to do that, to share different views of subtleties
and details. And yet there is one view, that if you hold
that view, it has disturbing implications. Some are post-trib,
pre-trib, fine. But if youre amillennial
youve got a problem, because to dismiss or explain
away the Millennium is to impugn the character of God. Youre
calling God a liar. God means what he says and says what
he means. He is the opposite of Allah. The Muslims worship
a god who is presented as being unknowable, capricious,
he can do anything. Theres no certainty, no certainty
about Allah. The God of the Bible, the God of Abram, Yitshak
and Jakob, the God that we worship, delights in making and
keeping his promises. To imply he doesnt keep his
promises is to attack the thing that he holds dear, his
character. And amillennialism, tragically, does that very
thing. And yet its embraced, I would say, by nine
out of ten churches in America.
In the quote above, a remark was made about Augustine
to Auschwitz, which needs some clarification, which
Mr. Missler clarifies this in his notes which came with
the tapes, which I quote: One of the derivative aspects
of an amillennial perspective is that it denies Israels
role in Gods plans. This also leads to a replacement
theology in which the Church is viewed as replacing
Israel in Gods program for mankind. In addition to
forcing an allegorization of many key passages of Scripture,
this also led to the tragedy of the Holocaust in Europe.
The responsibility for the six million Jews who were systematically
murdered in the concentration camps has to include the silent
pulpits who had embraced this heretical eschatology and
its attendant anti-Semitism.
To see why our Messianic Jewish brothers in Christ feel
this way CLICK HERE.
Now that weve probably offended all the amillennialists
reading this, I wish to make one point perfectly clear that
Chuck Missler briefly touched on. Martin Luther and all
the other reformers got their soteriology (doctrinal knowledge
of salvation) totally correct, so that means many members
of their churches were born-again Christians. Even though
their eschatology differed dramatically, they were still
born-again Christians. That means that the 9 out of 10 Christian
churches that Chuck Missler says are probably amillennialist
in their eschatology can still be composed of born-again
Christians. Interpretation of prophecy, called eschatology,
is totally secondary when compared to the saving knowledge
of Salvation through Jesus Christ alone. Those doctrines
of soteriology [salvation] are primary to ones salvation.
So whether a person is amillennialist or pre-millennialist
in their prophetic interpretation of the Bible does not
effect one bit their standing before Christ in matters of
being born-again and salvation through Christ alone. I
have merely attempted to point out some of the faulty logic
of the amillennialist interpretation of prophecy and why
this site cannot endorse it. But this site is mainly composed
of quality Gospel of Christ oriented material having nothing
to do with prophecy. The bulk of the material on this web
site is quality gospel of Christ material for the nourishment
of all denominations. I bear no ill will toward my amillennialist
brothers in Christ or the denominations they come from.
We are in agreement on some very important points. We both
believe that Christs return will end the misery and
suffering we experience on this earth. We both understand
that the church is the instrument God is using to preach
his message to the world today--a message of salvation through
Christ--regardless how we interpret prophecy. Each of us
has no doubt that ultimately eternity is what we long for
when there will be no more death, pain, or suffering. We
both believe that Christ has all power on heaven and on
earth, and that it is only a matter of time before he comes
back to set things straight. We both believe that Scripture
sets before us Gods plan of redemption for his saints
and his ultimate plan for the entire universe (though we
disagree about specifics). Jesus is at the center of Gods
work and the Holy Scriptures contain all that is sufficient
for our salvation--regardless of our methods of interpreting
prophecy. We need always to keep these things in mind as
we deal with each other.
So that gives some of the historic background of Amillennialism.
Now lets read some pretty awesome prophecies of Jesus
Christs, the Messiahs 2nd coming, and come to
see why these prophecies cant be allegorized away.
In the section ahead, youll see a vital part of the
book of Revelation imbedded in the Old Testament prophecies.
When you see them and then read how they fit right into
Revelation 16, youll see for yourself how the Bible
defeats amillennialism all by itself. Research this issue
for yourself. Dont follow a view just because everyone
else around you does, or because you yourself have been
brought up believing it. The Bible says, Prove all
things, hold fast to that which is good.
What follows is a book report, made from excerpts taken from
Michael L. Brown's "Our
Hands Are Stained With BLOOD"
It is said of a good book, "I could not put it down."
I must say of Our Hands Are Stained With Blood, "I wanted
to put it down, set it aside, not read it or deal with its
issues"-but I couldn't.
The Lord would not let me put it down.
I was too convicted. Convicted of my ignorance. Ignorance of the spirit of
anti-Semitism that has been in the Church and in many so-called
Christians throughout history.
I did not know the extent of the persecution by Gentile
"Christians" toward our Jewish brethren in the past.
I know it now-thanks to Mike Brown's thorough research
and indisputable historical facts.
The statements of Christian leaders of the past toward
the Jew left me shaken and awakened.
What scares me is that a similar spirit
of anti-Semitism is in the Church today among some segments
of the Body of Christ. This
has come in the form of a popular teaching circulating in
the Church called "Replacement Theology," the idea that
the Church is the new Israel,
and that the Church alone is the fulfillment of the Old
Testament prophecies regarding God's covenant with the Jewish
people. If you have struggled with this question out
of either ignorance or personal conviction, I challenge
you to read chapters 12 and 13 of this book prayerfully.
Mike's interpretation of the apostle
Paul's teaching on who is Israel
and who is a Jew is indisputable.
To any sincere student of the Word these chapters
will forever establish in your mind and heart that we Christians
are not the new
Jew or true Jew, that God has not
and never will forsake His people, and that the possession
of the Land by Israel is a right
not granted by man but miraculously by God in perpetuity.
This book is therefore a wake-up call to
the Church. As a
pastor I want anti-Semitism to stop at the church door.
It must have no place among true Christians. Wherever we see this attitude raise its ugly
head we must work to change it.
And may intercessors be raised up to pray for the
gospel to go "to the Jew first."
I consider myself to be a lover of Israel and of
the Jewish people. But
there were blind spots in my vision toward the Jews.
Mike Brown's message made me, I believe, better prepared
to pray for and work toward the peace of Jerusalem.
My prayer is that you will be as deeply
moved as I was by this book, and that you will see that
it gets into the hands of pastors, Christian leaders and
laymen, as I plan to do-whether they are sensitive to Jewish
issues or not. No
one can be the same toward the Jewish people, both those
who believe in Jesus and those who do not, after reading
Our Hands Are Stained With Blood.
Times Square Church
This book needed to be written.
Gentile believers need to know what was done to the
Jewish people over the centuries in the name of Jesus.
We Gentile believers need to understand
the pain and suffering that countless pseudo-Christians
have brought upon the Jewish people.
Only then can we ever begin to comprehend the depth
of the pain and sorrow they have endured at the hands of
Although much of what you will read cannot
be attributed to genuine Christian believers, some of it
can. There is an unnerving trend toward a renewed
anti-Semitic spirit, even among Christians, not only in
the United States,
We need to understand our responsibility
"to stand in the gap" on behalf of God's still-chosen people. Genuine prayers of intercession need to be offered
on the behalf of Israel. Heart prayers of repentance need to be offered
on behalf of those genuine Christian brethren who have carried
and still do carry such hate in their hearts.
Resolve must be born deep in our spirits that will
expose anti-Semitic attitudes both in ourselves and those
Finally, we need to be reminded to pray
for the peace of Jerusalem, as the Scripture commands us
to do, that the glory of the Lord might subdue the earth,
and that at His coming, there would be a Bride made up of
Jewish and Gentile believers alike, standing together in
genuine unity and in the bonds of peace.
is the Christian Church-in name, though not in spirit-that
has actually written much of Israel's unbearably painful history,
using Jewish blood instead of ink.
To this day, the name "Jesus Christ" is considered
a swear word in many Jewish homes.
The Savior's precious name has become profanity,
tarnished by the evils done in His name by those who call
themselves His people. It
is time we Christians become aware of this shameful past
so that there might be a glorious future-for Israel
and the Church.."
Orthodox Jewish author in a book published in 1991, could
say: "Today, one of the most fundamental causes of Jewish
suffering is the hatred of Christians towards Jews and the
Jewish faith." This Jewish author actually believes:
From his birth,
every Christian, practicing or nominal, imbibes the belief
that the Jews, i.e., any and every individual Jew, are answerable
for the murder of his messiah.
Indeed, the overwhelming majority of the acts of
persecution, religious coercion and massacres suffered in
history by our People came at the hands of Christians. Thus we see that Christianity was a significant
and major cause of Jewish suffering (Meir Simcha Sokolovsky).
As you read some of the chapters that follow-especially
as you realize that for many Jews, this "Christianity" was
the only brand they ever saw-you will feel revulsion, shock
and anger. No doubt your reaction will be, "But that's
not the real Church! That's
not me! True Christians are filled with love, not hate."
On the one hand, that is absolutely true.
The Church that butchered Jewish men, women and children
could only be a thoroughly apostate Church.
In order to emphasize that point, I have often put
the words "Church" and "Christian" in quotation marks.
Throughout the book, you will be reminded of that.
.we must realize that both in the past and in the
present, the erroneous theology of true Christians has helped open the door
for all types of murderous persecutions of the Jews. The fact that some of this theology is still
alive today is strong evidence that the contemporary Church
needs to repent."
".Worse still-this is almost beyond comprehension-there
are Christian leaders whose ministries are largely devoted
to warning believers to beware of evil Israel.
I am not exaggerating!
is still an ugly spirit in the Body that must be exposed. It is bad enough that the same diabolical spirit
of anti-Semitism influences much of the world today. But that it still exists in the Church is unthinkable!
Would to God that this generation
of believers would finally drive out that foul spirit.
This book has been written with a burning (and often
broken) heart, in the hope that the people of God today
would utterly repudiate the Church's sins of yesterday.
This will bring reconciliation-reconciliation of
the Church to the Jewish people, and reconciliation of the
Jewish people to their Messiah.
No doubt there will be controversy, from both Christian
and Jewish perspectives. I only ask that you, the reader, read this book
with an open heart before God.
The results are in His hands.
May your heart be stirred to action as you read the
pages that follow!
The Final Solution
"You are about to go on a journey.
The soldiers have ordered you aboard and the train
is ready to leave. You stand side by side with your family, wondering
what will come next. You
are crowded into a railway cattle car, packed with dozens
of other adults and children.
Where are they taking us now?."
Let's find out:
old, the sick, pregnant women and small children, two thousand
innocent souls, were shot and brutally thrown into [freshly
dug] graves, one on top of the other.
Many of them were still alive!
For most of the children they didn't even waste a
bullet. They were
just thrown in alive. And
together with those who were only wounded, finished their
lives under the pressure of the human mass.We learned of
the massacre from the Polish police themselves.
They told [our friend] Moshe Hersh about it in great
detail, because they themselves had taken part in that slaughter.
On the following Sunday, they went to church
with their families, as if nothing had happened. They suffered no guilt feelings. After all, they were only murdering Jews, with
the blessing of their priests, who inflamed them from their
pulpits on Sundays" (Martin Rosenblum, quoted in Martin
Gilbert, The Holocaust: A History of the Jews During the Second World War [New
York: Henry Holt, 1985, p. 445, my emphasis]
p. 177, Notes section of Our
Hands Are Stained With BLOOD.
A Terrible, Tragic Past
did not create the Holocaust; indeed Nazism was anti-Christian,
but it made it possible.
Without Christian antisemitism, the Holocaust would
have been inconceivable.Hitler and the Nazis found in medieval
Catholic anti-Jewish legislation a model for their own,
and they read and reprinted Martin Luther's virulently antisemitic
writings. It is instructive that the Holocaust was unleashed
by the only major country in Europe
having approximately equal numbers of Catholics and Protestants. Both traditions
were saturated with Jew-hatred.
[Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin,
"Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism (New York:
Simon & Schuster, 1983), p. 104.]"
Nazis, then, did not discard the past; they built upon it. They did not begin a development; they completed
it. [Raul Hillberg,
The Destruction of the European Jews.1985]"
A Blessed and
"It is true that the Church has sinned terribly against the
Jewish people. But not all the Church has sinned. Wherever
Jesus has been lifted up and adored, there have always been
genuine lovers of Israel. There has
been a bloody river
that has flowed through the history of the Church.
But there has also been a stream of sacrificial love. It must overflow its banks in our day. Mercy and compassion must arise for the Lord's
brothers and sisters in the flesh.
How exhilarating it is when we walk in love."
Learn about this stream of love and river of blood and who plays an active
role within each.
The Rabbis: Stiff-necked,
Hardhearted and Proud?
"There are hypocritical leaders in every religion.
There are charlatans in every faith.
But are the rabbis especially guilty?
Are they worse than everyone else?
Do they all conceal horrible sins in their hearts? Are they ungodly blasphemers, since they deny
Jesus as Lord? Are
they superficial legalists, since they reject the New Covenant?"
The truth about the way most of the rabbis are
and were in history will amaze and humble you. Are you ready for the truth?
Miriam and Jacob:
Household Names in the
"What do you think of when you hear the words, "Mary,
the mother of Jesus"? Do you think of a statue in a Catholic church
somewhere, with the Son of God as a babe in His mother's
lap? It certainly sounds "Christian," doesn't it?
Now, what do you think when you hear the words,
"Miriam, the mother of Yeshua"?
Quite a different picture comes to mind!
This one looks extremely Jewish.
Well, for the record: The
mother of Jesus was named Miriam as surely as the sister
of Moses was named Miriam. In fact, all the Mary's in the New Testament
were Jewish women called Miriam.
(That's right, Mary Magdalene
was actually Miriam of Magdala!
If we had called her "Mary," she would not have known
we were talking to her.) Because the New Testament was written in Greek,
the names have come down to us in Greek dress. But, if we want to get our facts straight, we
need to understand that John was really Jochanan (pronounced
Yochanan), Matthew was really Mattityahu (Mattai for short)
and good ol' Simon Peter was really Shimon Kepha.
In fact, James was really not James at all.
He was Jacob!."
Do you really understand the culture the Christian church was born out
of? If you're so
not sure now, you need to read this chapter.
Modern Messianic Jewish congregations may be carbon
copies of the original Jerusalem Church
of God. Does that
Bias and Bigotry
"What do the major newspapers, news magazines and
news broadcasts on television and radio all have in common?
It is a history of misleading, anti-Israel reporting!
Here are some examples.
What follows in this chapter is a factual expose of reported stories and
the actual truth that debunks each and every one. Do you have the courage to learn the truth and
be set free from all the lies?
Read the real plain truth about this bias as Chapter
Six exposes and separates fact from fiction behind the sensational
news stories of the mainstream press. Who are the real bigots?
The Inquisition Isn't Over
"Everyone has heard about the Spanish Inquisition.
In the days of Christopher Columbus and of Ferdinand
and Isabella of Spain, the Catholic Church launched a terrible
persecution against suspected heretics.
Thousands [of Jews] were imprisoned, tortured and
burned at the stake.
All this is common knowledge.
But how many of us know that there was a particular
"heresy" the Spanish Inquisition sought to uncover and destroy?"
This one will amaze you! But it has been part and parcel of the apostate
church as well as many genuine churches,
that Jews who converted to Christianity up until
very recently had to forsake every vestige of their Jewish background
and religious practices.
But be it known:
"Rather than taking the Law away from Israel,
God promised to put it in their hearts.
The New Covenant does not do away with God's Law
[cf. Jeremiah 31:31-33; Hebrews 8:6-12].
Instead, it makes it relevant in a new and living
way. This actually
should be attractive
to other Jews!
Of course, observance of the Law does not make us
more righteous, more loved or more spiritual.
Through the cross our sins are forgiven, and the
Spirit leads us in paths of life. But where is it written that believers, in particular
Jewish believers, are forbidden
to observe the Law? Where is it written that the Spirit always leads us away from and against the Law?
Let's get more specific: Where do the Scriptures
clearly and decisively make Sunday into the Sabbath?
(Forget about Church tradition.
What does the Bible say?) Then why are Jewish believers who set aside
Saturday for Sabbath worship considered divisive?
Where does God say to forget the biblical feasts?
Then why are Jewish believers who celebrate the feasts
instead of later, man-made holidays, accused of going back
under the Law? [and
certain Sabbatarian Christian churches and denominations
who keep the biblical feasts instead of the man-made holidays-they
are labeled (I say libeled) as legalists.]
Where does the Word
teach that Jews must become Gentiles to be saved?
We have really forgotten our roots!
Are You a Crusader
"According to Romans
11:11, "salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious."
When the Jewish people see that it is the Gentiles
who have Israel's Messiah, the Gentiles who are enjoying the manifest presence of God, the Gentiles who are walking in the joy of
the Lord, then Israel
will become envious. But has the Church made Israel envious?"
you think so, then you need to read what follows in this
chapter--what an Israeli writer has had to say on this subject.
Also, why do Jewish believers insist
on calling themselves Messianic
"A little more than 100 years ago, a Christian minister
to the Jews "was asked what he thought wanting on the part
of the friends of Israel. He replied, 'More tears.'"
Why more tears? What does he mean
So Near and Yet So Far
Is Judaism evil and anti-God?
Learn the plain truth on this matter.
The facts revealed in this chapter will astound and
Has God Forsaken
"Some things are non-negotiable.
God's covenant with Israel is one
of them. How could
He have made Himself more clear?"
This is a question that needs answering once and for all from an honest
and biblically accurate study of God's Word.
This chapter provides a clear definitive answer from
just such a study.
Natural Children and
is Paul's theological masterpiece.
In the first eleven chapters, he lays out the absolute
essentials of our faith. In the last five chapters, he tells us how to
live. If we understand
Romans, we understand the gospel.
It is in Romans that Paul demonstrates that all have
sinned, Jew and Gentile alike. It is here that he opens up the incredible revelation
of justification by faith [the same identical faith Abraham
was saved by]. (Think
of trying to understand that without Romans!)
It is here that he speaks of our struggle with sin,
our victory over sin and life in the Spirit of God.
And then he brings it all to a climax with an in-depth
teaching about Israel.".
A proper understanding of what Paul teaches about Israel in Romans clears
up just which Israel Paul is teaching about in Romans-the
natural children of God-the Jews-or the spiritual Children
of God, the believers in Jesus.
Have we been wrong in our understanding of just who
is when that name is mentioned in the New Testament and
Romans in particular?
"Here is where the Church, which has been primarily
Gentile since the second century, has made a big mistake. She has been guilty of boasting over the natural
branches, forgetting her root and misinterpreting Israel's hardening."
"Thou Shalt Not Steal"
".We [Jewish believers in Jesus] are not as much
the fourth branch of Judaism as we are the Jewish part of
the Church! It is
only together with the rest of the Body that we will be
perfect.It has not been enough [for the Gentile church]
to spiritually apply God's promises to Israel to their
own lives. No! They have
stolen Israel's promises.Paul saw clearly from the Old
Testament, his only Bible, that God had a place for the
Gentiles in the Body right beside His people Israel.He saw
instead that the Church-Messiah's Body, the Congregation
of God-consisted of all believers from [both] Israel and
the nations [i.e. the Gentiles].But as people of God, let's
be godly people. "Thou shalt not steal," He says. It is enough that the Church can embrace these
glorious promises and partake in their nourishing sap. Why try to steal them entirely?.the Church has taken away God's promises to the Jews [not
literally, but through their biblically inaccurate doctrines]."
Want to see how this happened?
A Diabolical Plan
"With every fiber of his depraved, sinister being,
Satan despises the Jews. He hates them with a perfect hatred. Their total destruction is his goal. He
is the author of the spirit of anti-Semitism.
There is no other way to explain the venomous hostility
that has been hurled against the Jews by so many people
in so many countries for so many years.
Why the Jews?.anti-Semitism existed before
Jerusalem and the Jewish people were on the
devil's hit list long before Jesus came into the world! (Read Ezra 4:12-16 and the book of Esther for
some good examples [Also read Josephus, A History of the
Hatred against the Jews has been too intense, too
cruel, too universal, too destructive to be explained in terms of divine punishment
alone. Yossel Rakover's
Holocaust prayer says it so painfully well:
You say, I know,
that we have sinned, O Lord.
It must surely be true!
And therefore we are punished?
I can understand that too! But I should like You
to tell me whether there
is any sin in the world deserving such a punishment as the
punishment we have received!
has clearly overstepped the bounds of heavenly judgment
But why? Who's responsible? Is it God, as many assume? Or is it really Satan. Read the evidence provided in this chapter and
decide for yourself.
Life From the Dead
they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery?
Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation
has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious (Rom. 11:11)."
day will come when Gentile believers will make Israel
envious! The results
will be almost inexpressible.
if their transgression means riches for the world, and their
loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches
will their fullness bring! (Rom. 11:12)."..
there are men and women across the globe who are children
of the living God, the spiritual seed of Abraham, joint-heirs
with the Messiah, recipients of eternal life, blood-washed,
Spirit-filled, consecrated saints as a result of Israel's transgression.
How much greater will Israel's fullness bring!
this very moment, a continuous stream of praise ascends
to heaven in more than 2500 languages, and angels shout for joy as sinners repent worldwide
as a result of Israel's loss.
How much greater riches will Israel's fullness
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