One thing that has troubled me recently is the fact that more and more churches are beginning not only to believe but to vote to include in their denominational constitutions what is called "Replacement Theology".
As Christians we believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac,and Jacob. God changed Jacob's name to Israel. In the Old testement when the children of Israel is mentioned, this is who it is referring to. So many church people are oblivious to this.
Its hard for me to undertand that some who name the name of Chirst think the church of the New Testament has replaced Israel and have such a hatred for them. They think God will never have anything to do with the people of Israel again because they rejected Him. Thats where Christianity came from - our Judeo-Christian heritage. Jesus was Jewish - King of the Jews, and a Rabbi in fact. The disciples were Jewish. So I don't understand how poeple can hate the Jews and say they love Jesus. Some say its because they killed Him. But they are only listening to religious, man made doctrines and are not hearing what the Word of God says. Jesus said no man takes His life. He laid it down for us. (John 10:17-18). This was God plan of salvation for us.
Even though they rejected Him, He will give His chosen people one last chance to come to Him. In fact many Jewish people now believe that Jesus Christ (Yeshua) is their Lord and Saviour (Messiah). Soon the rest will have their eyes opened to the truth and 144.000 of them will preach the gospel in all the earth. It will happen sooner than you think. The Bible tells us God made a covenant with them and He will never break it. We are to love them, bless them and pray for them.
Gen.17:5Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
Gen. 12:2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Psalm 122:6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
7Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
8For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.