Theological, Ecclesiastical And Evangelistic Changes For The Church Regarding Israel

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Theological, Ecclesiastical And Evangelistic Changes For The Church Regarding Israel This paper will discuss the theological, ecclesiastical and evangelistic changes, which need to take place in the Church in relationship to Israel and specifically the strain between Christians and Jewish people. By no means will the information in this paper be exhaustive, but it will paint with a broad brush some obvious areas in the Church where ideas and views have been in inaccurate, misunderstood and at many times hurtful. Doctrines of supersessionism, anti-Semitic feelings and false accusations have lead to historically flawed thinking among the Christian Church. Theologically, the Church must realize we did not replace Israel. We as the Church…show more content…
or if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.” (Romans 11:13-18 NKJV) We are supported by the root, who is the Lord Jesus. Theologically the church must understand the Jews did not kill Jesus. Jesus Christ came to establish a Kingdom, a Kingdom not of this world, yet, as the Jewish people expected, but a Kingdom nonetheless. With no exception every kingdom is established by the shedding of blood. What makes the Kingdom of God different is the King Himself shed his own blood to establish His kingdom. Jesus was clear in John 10 when he declared, “’Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.’” (John 10:17-18 NKJV) Isaiah
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