Why do a lot of Christians believe that the Jews are no longer God’s Chosen People?
Angie Asked: Why do a lot of Christians believe that the Jews are no longer God’s Chosen People?
I did a TON of research on this, and I can't paste my whole research paper on here, but here's some of what I got.
Replacement Theology is a dreadful lie that the Roman Catholic Church has promoted for centuries; this false teaching spread into nearly all of the little denominations that broke from the Catholic Church. (Towns) This derogatory and hate-filled doctrine has been breeding hatred and distrust between Jew and Gentile, causing more than a simple rift between Christians and Jews in general. The Gentile Christians in the fourth century began to turn away from the Jewish roots of Christianity and spread the lie that the Jews had committed deicide when the Pharisees and Sadducees condemned Yeshua to death. Then they began to proclaim that Christians had replaced the Hebrews and were the new chosen people of God (Reagan). Martin Luther is a prime example of a Christian leader who promoted this mindset and condemned the Jewish people. In his book, The Jews and Their Lies, he says that Jews were blind and stupid fools and that their synagogues should be burned. In the early twentieth century, Adolf Hitler, at the time a young Catholic, read Martin Luthers book and based his premature Nazi beliefs on these writings and the traditional anti-Semitism of the medieval century. This false mindset has produced much of the anti-Semitism that has invaded history and culminated to a peak with the Holocaust, the evil product of Hitlers beliefs. Way back in the first century A.D., way before Hitler or the Catholic Church was formed, Paul the Apostle wrote the following words in Romans 11:1I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid… Paul even wrote three chapters on the subject of the Hebrew peoples lasting covenant with God the Father as His chosen people. Sadly, these chaptersRomans 9 -11had been pushed aside and regarded as meaningless many times throughout church history. Paul knew that the trend of Anti-Semitism was already coming up in the young Church; if he was addressing, condemning, and refuting this belief back then, why do Christians today believe that replacement theology is correct? Dr. David R. Reagan says in his article about Gods total obsession and infatuation with the Hebrews: The idea that God has washed His hands of the Jews is thoroughly unbiblical. In Jeremiah 31:36 God says the Jewish people will continue to be a nation before Me forever. He emphasizes the point by saying they will continue as a special nation of people until the fixed order of the universe ceases, or until all the heavens and ocean depths have been measured (Jeremiah 31:36-37). In Isaiah 49:14-16 Godsays that He has the nation inscribed on the palms of His hands! When someone has a picture of a person inscribednot tattooedon his hands, it is obvious that the inscribed person is very important to him. People today get tattoos inked onto their bodies with images of their most recent crush, husband, wife, children, or anyone else that is special to them. Getting tattoos is a very painful experience; how much more painful would it be to have someones face carved into both palms of the hands? Not only that, but God only has one person inscribed on His handsnot every ex-wife or ex-girlfriend like humansand that person is His one and only Beloved Israel. God replacing His Bride of Israel with the Church is like a man leaving his wife for a younger woman. What a cruel thing to do, and what a pitiful example of a marriage to His children that would be! How could anyone in their right mind believe that God has forsaken His people when all of this evidence and common sense point to the contrary?
God never stoops to the human level and breaks His promises; if He broke His promise with the Chosen ones, what could stop Him from breaking His promises with the Church? Many Christians today proclaim that God has broken His promises with the Jewish people, but they do not stop to consider the question at the beginning of this paragraph. Really, how is any Christian safe to believe that God will never cut him or her off from Him if they believe that God would do that to Israel, His forever Bride? Paul says in Romans 11:19-22 say, Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. What Paul is saying here is that God did take His favor from the Jews who did not become Christians, but that fact should not make Gentile Christians proud. Just as the branches should not scorn the root and trunk of the tree, neither should the Christian scorn his Hebraic roots.
Hope you were thought-provoked today!
Basically, they themselves want to be.
It is almost always groups that don't believe the Bible alone, that end up with the heresy of "replacement theology".It takes the man-made unbiblical "traditions" to end up there.
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