...So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
No one is cursing Israel but within your own mind. Even the gospel is to the Jew first, from among whom our Lord chose to bring forth the Holy One of Israel unto salvation for all. Nevertheless, neither Jew or Gentile who refuse His salvation, or treat it with indifference or apathy will be saved, or can ever be called the Israel of God. This includes the many Jews of literal Israel of today, who still reject their Messiah Jesus Christ. This is unadulterated biblical truth. Not me or anyone else cursing the Jews.
You are correct concerning the Protestant slide back to Romanism, but you are dead wrong about the Protestant movement which was out and away from her according to their increasing understanding of the Holy scriptures. This was a movement inspired by God, and adherence to increased understanding of His Holy word. It should be no surprise that new covenant Israel goes back and forth continually between apostasy and reformation, just as Israel of old did over and over again. So it will be, until Christ returns and establishes literal Israel and the New Jerusalem in the new heaven and earth.
- Romans 11:5Do a word study on 'remnant'.
A spiritual principle of the Kingdom of Heaven is taught therein that God preserves a REMNANT of believing JEWS from among the many who SIN and turn away. This principle is reiterated often throughout the Tanakh (OT) and repeated again in the epistles. Read what the Word says and cease reading into it. Reading dogma into scripture has been the bane of RCC and the post-protestant church for centuries.Replacement Theology/Supersessionism
dogma didn't have that name when it was originally inserted into RCC teaching, but it has come to have that label since it was embraced by the post-protestant church. It is based upon hatred of Jews, which the church has murdered and ostracized since the earliest days of its existence. Its been estimated that about 33% of Jews accepted Y'shuah (Jesus) as their ha-Mashiach (Annointed One/Christ) when the gospel was first preached. Those numbers were depleted severely when gentiles were invited into the fellowship. Eventually, according to historic record, they were banished altogether - unless they became members of the RCC.
Does church membership save anyone? It does if you're a Catholic. It does if you listen to the rhetoric of certain post-protestant churches. It does if you insist that Jews MUST join a Christian church to be saved. Jewish tradition doesn't save anybody, but NEITHER DOES Christian tradition. It is a matter of the heart and soul between a person and God. It is a matter of the LAW, which Christians reject out of hand without even knowing what it means. Neither do they care to learn..... To blatantly accuse Jews of damnation because they attend synagogue instead of church services is a Nazi lie. THAT is the truth!
Today the lie that all Jews are damned to hell and that they all reject Y'shuah is commonly accepted as truth. You repeat that position in your posts - constantly. Of such lies was the holocaust born and justified. THAT, sir, is historic record. THAT, sir, is ideological fact in most churches. The joke is that most Christians buy into it and don't even think about the ramifications of what they believe. This is one reason I label Christians as members of a plastic religion. It blows with the popular wind, more so recently than previously but it changes nonetheless.I didn't invent the term post-protestant.
It's been coined by theologians to describe the slide into Catholicism by protestants who adopt the religious views of the Vatican. Unfortunately it became an obsolete term almost as soon as it was regularly employed in white papers, magazine articles and by YouTube talking heads. The word plastic is more appropriate. The church today is racing headlong to embrace worldly points of view. At the same time it's turning its back upon Biblical principles (clarified by Reformation theologians).
You cite "increased understanding
I submit to you that there is no understanding on your part of that which you defend. Nobody in the church understands anything. Church members are concerned ONLY with reciting scripture like religious slogans
or buzz words
and do not even understand the meaning of the words they parrot. I've witnessed these same parrots lose their ability to speak when an atheist asks why Jesus had to die on the cross. This ought to be Religion 101, but they don't know how to answer the question. Slogans and buzz words are all they understand. The ironic thing is that Jews DID THE EXACT SAME THING when Jesus walked among them. Read the Bible.What church do you attend?
Go to the parking lot during Sunday services and count the number of cars. On Wednesday night, the typical evening for Bible study, you will count far fewer cars. People don't care to waste their time on Middle School level religious teaching they've heard a hundred times before. Nothing new is being taught in our churches. PEOPLE AREN'T EVEN TAUGHT HOW TO "STUDY" THE BIBLE. Who knows what a 'word study' is or how to do it? Who knows the purpose of a Bible dictionary or how to use it? Who knows what an interpretive textbook is or how to balance its writing with their own perceptions of scripture? NOBODY. And they don't care to know either. Do you contest this assessment? It gets worse, sir.Occult terms and music are replacing traditional words and hymns.
Certain 'popular' Christians groups regularly employ satanic imagery in their concerts, yet nobody raises objection. I've tried to do so on these forums and have been summarily banned by moderators who uphold the principles of the kingdom of satan. I cannot even name these groups without being censored. The tendency is insidious and hardly noticed by those who attend regularly, but it's there. Sexual aberrations, forbidden from one end of the Bible to the other, are embraced even as members of the plastic church preach and teach the entire OT ought to be dismembered from the Bible. The list goes on, but those specific points are sufficient to provide clear and present evidence of the current state of the church. It is Ichabod (1 sam 4:21) - the Holy Spirit (Ruach ha-Kodesh) has departed from it. It has departed because church leaders told it to hit the road.
I've read the Qur'an from end to end and studied somewhat of its ideology. Islamic terms and doctrine is creeping into our churches too. I recently attended a Southern Baptist worship service where a substitute preacher delivered the sermon. His references were laced with Muslim terms and doctrine, yet the ignorant Biblically illiterate Christians in attendance simply bobbed their heads in agreement and said 'amen'. They didn't know what they were agreeing to. Stupid is as stupid does and Christians today are redefining the term plastic.Your unadulterated Biblical truths
are stained with a skewed view of historic and current evidence.
Not all Jews reject ha-Mashiach. God NEVER abandoned His people Israel and has preserved and blessed a remnant. The church as we once knew it is dead already. (Luke 21:24) Take a walk through your memory of years gone by. If you're honest with yourself and God you'll admit it's changed dramatically. That which remains is withering even as we discuss its failings. (1 Peter 4:17) Look to see it no more, for in the time to come it will become less and less. Indeed it is time to abandon the sinking ship. (Revelation 18:4)
Are we thinking yet? Are we continuing to hold with the anti-Semitic hatred of Jews perpetrated by modern Christian ideology? We do so at extreme risk, for GOD LOVES JEWS. I do NOT refer here to some sort of metaphysical aberration of RCC doctrine. I refer to actual real physical people as well as the actual real sovereign State of Israel. Jews are the apple of God's eye. In ancient terms the apple of one's eye would be defined by today's medical terms as the pupil of the eye - the absolute center of focus of the eye. Thus Jews are the absolute central focus of God's eye - of prophecy, of worship, of salvation itself. To denigrate Jews is to offend the Kingdom of God for it is composed of Jews and gentile believers who have become Jews in the eye of God (Romans 2:29).America too believes these doctrinal aberrations of the church.
Jews everywhere in this country are in fear for their religion and their personal safety. They've been attacked from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Do you deny it? At the heart of the matter is church ideology, which teaches the Jew is on thin ice with God. I'm here to state it is the church, not Jews who are standing on sinking sand.
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...