Tag Archive | New Covenant

Is National Israel God’s Chosen And Holy Nation?

Excellent message. (HT) quote, Let’s Make It Simple: All believers, regardless of race, are the children of Abraham (Gal. 3:7, 26-29). All believers, regardless of race, are God’s chosen children (Eph. 1:3-6, Titus 2:11-14). All believers, regardless of race, are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, “a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2:9). All […]

Keeping the Feasts?

By Peter Cohen, Messianic Good News Should Christians keep (or celebrate) the feasts that were prescribed under the Old Covenant or have they become obsolete under the New Covenant? Is there any harm in observing the old covenant feasts even if there is no obligation to do so? What about observing the Sabbath? The command to […]

The Place of Israel

The past few days I’ve been following the on-going dialogue taking place at Adam’s blog under his post, Why I Abandoned Replacement Theology. And while the biblical argument concerning chosenness under the new covenant, and who is (instead of what is) Israel today and has been for the last 2000 years, can be a difficult one to […]

Who are the Jewish People? ~ Is God gathering Jewish people back to the land?

An excellent three part teaching is up at  Messianic Good News, The question of “Who is a Jew?” remains a contentious and unresolved issue, relating as it does to the ‘Law of Return’ and the nature of the ‘Jewish State’ as well as to the question of whether Jewishness is necessarily connected with either the […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 4)

Part (1)  - Part (2) – Part (3)  Israel and the Church – Fulfillment of Promise, by Adrian Birk   Fulfillment Theology  I have given the third position the title of fulfillment theology since it asserts that the promises of the Old Testament find their true and complete fulfillment in Christ and his Church. A […]

Israel and the Church: (Part 1)

I’ve been doing a lot of reading this week on the topic of Israel, the Church, and Christian Zionism. One book in particular, Christian Zionism; Road – Map to Armageddon by Stephen Sizer, has been very interesting due not only to the author’s research but to the numerous quotes contained in the book from a […]

Biblical Foreign Policy

Michael Horton has written a very good article, Biblical Foreign Policy. In light of the discussion in the post below (Is the President Inviting a Genesis 12:3 Curse?), sharing it seemed like a good idea. quote.. Last week (May 19, 2011), President Obama created controversy with his statement that any Israeli-Palestinian accord “must begin with […]

“Taking Our Land Back For Him”…

Ever notice how dominionists (and their prophets) base their warped theology, especially as it pertains to “taking our land back for Jesus”, from the old testament? Its almost as though the enacting of the new covenant never took place. If you understand this, its easy to see how they foster these weird ideas about America. […]

Post Temple Judaism and Christianity: “The Temple of Messiah”

Messianic Good News has posted a wonderful teaching by Peter Cohen, “The second destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E., along with the loss of the second temple, marks a watershed in Jewish history, even if not everyone saw it that way at the time … at this point Jews and the nascent Christians each began […]

The Great Divide between Church and Synagogue

The website, Messianic Good News, has many excellent teachings. I thought over the past two years I’d read them all, but came across one today which somehow I’d missed. In light of the continued growth of the Hebrew Roots Movement, its definitely one worth reading. In his introductory remarks to his scholarly work “The Jewish […]

Basic Doctrine: Christianity 101

Two bizarre stories this evening caught my eye. The first from Bryan Fischer, Bible ignored, grandfather mauled by grizzly: History reveals that God’s covenant with an ancient nation suggests that one of the consequences for a nation which walks in his statues is that it will have nothing to fear from wild animals. “If you […]

Ezekiel’s Temple and the outflow of living waters..Part (1)

(This is an edited version of chapter 12 of Philip Mauro’s book, ‘The Hope of Israel‘) Messianic Good News: Ezekiel’s Temple and the outflow of living waters – Where did the Spirit descend at Pentecost? Chapters 40 to 46 inclusive of the Book of Ezekiel contain the record of a vision given to that prophet, […]

John Hagee: “Iceland’s volcano eruption resulted from Britain’s advertising standards”

I see false teacher and dual covenant theologian John Hagee is back in the news. Television and radio evangelist Pastor John Hagee believes the recent eruption of the volcano in Iceland stems from Britain breaking God’s covenant. The day after Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority said the Western Wall in Jerusalem could not be used in […]

Resurrection

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.  Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of […]

Temple Institute wants to Offer Biblical Passover Sacrifice

A quote and a question, (IsraelNN.com) The Temple Mount Institute has filed suit in its fight for the right to sacrifice a sheep on the Temple Mount prior to Passover, as commanded in the Torah. “The command to perform a Paschal [Passover] sacrifice is a positive commandment; the punishment for failing to perform it is […]

PROPHECY UNVEILED – Part one

Messianic Good News has began a new prophecy series which I’m looking forward to. Their studies have been a blessing to me for years. The three part series is titled, PROPHECY UNVEILED: A simple outline of prophecy as it has unfolded to bring about God’s plan of redemption, with the emphasis on Christ as the […]

God’s Chosen People, Part 5

If you’ve not been following the segments in the series, God’s Chosen People, by Phil Enlow, I hope you’ll check out the previous posts: Part (1) – Part (2) – Part (3) – Part (4) The Midnight Cry is a quarterly publication, so there is a significant time-span between segments; it would be well worth […]

Doctrine, the New Covenant and Dispensationalism

While reading a presentation, A Return to Biblical Theology, concerning Doctrine, the New Covenant and Dispensationalism, I thought there were a few specific sections which someone new to Theology might find of interest. Section 3: Is Dispensational Premillennialism Different from Historic Premillennialism? Older premillennialism taught that the church was in the forevision of the Old […]

What were Gentile believers grafted into?

This short but important message comes from one of my favorite websites, Messianic Good News. It’s important because there still continues to be many within the body of Christ who don’t understand this truth. I know, because of letters received from readers here. May I share one of the greatest joys which has come from […]

It’s The End of The World As We Know It – part 2

Steve Lumbley at  Apostasy Watch has posted part (2) in his series on prophecy, endtimes, and dispensationalism. Part (1) can be heard here Direct link to mp3, Part (2) More on the faulty foundation of dispensationalism Two covenants – one of bondage the other a covenant of freedom. Jesus pronounces desolation upon Jerusalem These are […]

God’s Chosen People – Part 4

Part (1) – Part (2) – Part (3) We have been examining the teachings of Paul on the subject of God’s Chosen People as particularly set forth in the first eleven chapters of Romans. Paul was uniquely qualified to shed light on this due to his own personal background as a highly educated and very […]

How should a Christian view the state of Israel?

bzel333 asks: “Is it helpful to use the Old Testament to figure out current events or should the Old Testament be understood in light of the New Testament?” Link to “Open Letter” quoted in the video: The People of God, the Land of Israel, and the Impartiality of the Gospel Related: John Piper, Issues Concerning […]

Answering Pat Robertson and Hal Lindsey

If you agree or disagree with Pastor Bill Barnwell, this makes for interesting reading; as well, it raises legitimate questions concerning a rebuilt Temple which many students of Prophecy are anticipating. (written in 2005) quote.. One of the strangest teachings from proponents of dispensationalism is the assertion that the ancient Jewish temple will be rebuilt. […]

Parable of the Two Trains, Old/New Covenants – conclusion

For the sake of those who might be joining this discussion in midstream, let me briefly review the points covered so far. Covenant Theology tends to stress the continuity of the Old and New Testament eras. It sees but one covenant, administered at first by Moses and then by Christ. My model of this system […]

The Parable of the Two Trains: Old/New Covenants (3)

In the first article I sought to illustrate Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism using the figure of trains, tracks, and engineers. Covenant Theology was depicted as one train (i.e. God’s people) running through history on one track (i.e. one covenant of grace) picking up passengers as it goes. At the appropriate time, Christ replaces Moses as […]

The Parable of the Two Trains: Old/New Covenants (2)

Previously I sought to illustrate the differences between Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism by the use of trains and train tracks. Let me quickly review. Covenant Theology was described as one train on one track but with two engineers. Originally, Moses was the engineer as it chugged its way through the Old Testament times. Then, at […]

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