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Does the Bible Say the Church Has Replaced Israel? | Episode 37

Here we all are, just trying to love God, study the Bible and understand His Word, right? Then – bam – people come up with vastly different interpretations about what it says. Some disagreements may be over small matters. Then others, well, they can have a huge impact on our understanding of really significant things.  

In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra take a look at three key Scriptures that are often taken out of context to support the incorrect idea of Replacement Theology:  

  • Matthew 21:43which says that the kingdom of Heaven will be taken away from those who don’t bear fruit and given to those who do 
  • Romans 1:16, about the Gospel being “to the Jew first,” which some say reflects nothing more than Paul’s preaching schedule 
  • Luke 21:24, which speaks of Jerusalem being trampled by the Gentiles 

By digging into the fuller context of these verses, you’ll see why Replacement Theology is actually not biblical. 

Along the way 

Intermingled throughout the conversation, you’ll also learn: 

  • A refresher of what Replacement Theology is 
  • The different God-ordained roles of Jewish Believers and Christians 
  • How Replacement Theology plays out today 
  • Encouragement concerning what to do if you hear Replacement Theology from your church 
  • The importance of context when studying Scripture 
  • The two major sects of Judaism in Jesus’ day 
  • How both mercy and judgment fall to the Jew first 
  • A little history from 1967 that brings clarity to one verse in a big way 
  • What the New Testament means by “the Jews” and how misunderstanding it can lead to anti-Semitism within the Church 
  • Jewish people do not have their own, separate path to salvation 
  • How things may be politically correct but not biblical 

Words you might learn in this episode 

Replacement Theology, proton, Yeshua, Baruch ata bashem Adonai, Dual Covenant Theology 

Scriptures referenced in this episode 

Matthew 21:43, Luke 12:48, Luke 13:6–8, Mark 11:12–22, John 10:11 and 15, Hebrews 13:20, John 10:1–10, Matthew 21:45, Matthew 15:21–28, Deuteronomy 18:15, Genesis 12:3, Romans 1:16, Romans 2:7–10, Micah 1:2–4, Revelation 19:11–14, Isaiah 49:6, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:1, Luke 21:24, Luke 13:34, Luke 13:35, Psalm 118:26, Romans 11:25, Acts 4:12, John 14:6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, John 1:29, Romans 10:12, Galatians 3:28, Acts 17:11 




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