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    Supersessionism is the traditional Christian belief that Christianity is the fulfillment of Biblical Judaism, and therefore that Jews who deny that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah fall short of their calling as God's Chosen people.

    Supersessionism, in its more radical form, maintains that the Jews are no longer considered to be God's Chosen people in any sense. This understanding is generally termed "replacement theology."

    The traditional form of supersessionism does not theorize a replacement; instead it argues that Israel has been superseded only in the sense that the Church has been entrusted with the fulfillment of the promises of which Jewish Israel is the trustee. This belief has served not only as the explanation for why believers in Christ should not become Jews, but is also the reason that Jews are not exempted by the Christian churches, from the call of the Gospel to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation from sin and from the penalties due to sin.

    In recent times, the doctrine of supersessionism has been blamed for mistreatment of the Jews in the past. Some liberal Protestant groups have therefore formally renounced supersessionism, affirming that Jews and other non-Christians have a valid way to find God within their own faith, which breaks from historic Protestant teaching. Dispensationalism affirms that salvation is only through faith in Christ, and that Jews fall short of obtaining the kingdom of the promised Messiah, unless they are converted to Christianity. However, in their view, a future mass conversion will result in the restoration of the nation Israel prior to the Millennium, apart from the church dispensation. This anticipation of a future role for the ethnic and geo-political nation of Israel in the plan of God, apart from the Church, is what is meant by some dispensationalists who style themselves as rejectors of "supersessionism" or "replacement theology", and thus they are using the terms in a way that is distinctive to their expectation of future events.

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    There is no physical circumcision any more, so there is no physical Jews.


    And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

    Genesis 17:14


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    Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

    Colossians 3:11

    For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    Romans 2:28-29.

    Read Joshua 5:1-9, the Israelites had no right to the land because they were uncircumcised and were breaking the Abrahamic covenant in Genesis 17:14. They had no right to their inheritance.

    And there is only one surviving Seed of Abraham who belongs all the promises - Christ.

    Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

    Galatians 3:16.

    If you are in Christ, you are the seed of Abraham, if you aren't in Christ, you aren't the seed of Abraham.

    And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    Galatians 3:29.


    Oh, woe, the errors of dispensationalism and Christian Zionism.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Parousia70 View Post
      There is no physical circumcision any more, so there is no physical Jews.
      Have you ever read chapters 9 to 11 of Romans?
      Clyde Herrin's Blog
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      • #4
        Originally posted by theophilus View Post
        Have you ever read chapters 9 to 11 of Romans?
        I most certainly have and it is one of the most abused and widely misunderstood passages in the Bible, who is the Olive Tree?

        The Jewish remnant who received Christ and Christian Gentiles.

        All of Israel is saved through them alone - Galatians 6:15-16.

        In Romans 9:25-26, Paul quotes Hosea 1:10 and Hosea 2:23.

        Only a remnant of the Jews belong to Israel just as in the days of Elijah, when 7,000 Israelites did not bend their knees to Baal while millions of other Israelites did.

        Not all Israel is Israel, they may be ethnically born an Israelite but they aren't serving God or rather Christ in this instance, thus they aren't part of Israel but a vessel fitted for destruction.
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