On another thread a Preterist CORRECTLY noted that it is the dispensationalists who are the anti-semites:
[size=10]Actually, it is dispensationalism who are the anti-Semites. Their theology demands for a full return to the Middle East (their alleged land) for the purposes that their precious church can be raptured out of the way. But raptured out of the way for what reason??? The reason is to avoid the slaughter and devastation that is allegedly going to come to the very Jews they say they love. Two-thirds of these Jews (according to their own theology) are going to be slaughtered.[/size]
Yet these same dispensationalists promote (time, finances) the return to the alleged land for this outcome. They are actively trying to hasten the time for their alleged rapture.
The statement is false. The rapture will take place when the Church is near extinction (Revelation 12:17 - Revelation 13:10, Daniel 12:11-12, Revelation 3:10).
It will be by the hand of the beast that Israel will gain global prominence (Daniel 9:27). There are some Futurists who are antisemitic. Antisemitism is a disease that sadly knows religious boundaries... but in Christendom it is due to the ignorance of:
Romans 11:28 (KJV)
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
Preterism is a doctrine based upon replacement theology and is therefore based on antisemitism.
Israel was to be the FIRSTFRUITS to receive salvation as well as ALL promises. Therefore, they were to be the FIRST to be resurrected from the dead. Yet the dispensationalists say that non Jews will be resurrected first.
Wow. Salvation is first for the Jew then for the Gentile. When the Jewish leadership led the Jews astray, God went ahead with his plan for evangelizing the Gentiles... to return to the Jews in the last days (which is what the two tribulation periods are all about... to get the Jews who survive to the end of the 70th Week of Daniel as the Armageddon campaign rages on to cry out to Jesus which to them will be a last resort since nothing else has worked... SAVE NOW
HOSHA NAH (hosanna) blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
And ALL the promises to the Jews do not now fall on the Christians. The land grants alone were unconditional (covenant of Abraham). The Jewish promises / covenants on earth are all for them here. The Christians have the promises of the afterlife / heaven.
Second, both the resurrection and the rapture was promised to Israel (Hosea 13:14 w/ 1 Corinthians 15:50). Yet the dispensationalists say that the church will be raptured and not Israel. They totally take away the rapture from Israel.
I doubt thinker and those who buy into this teaching of Preterism will even consider what I am about to say as valid. So I do not even try to convince them. This is for truth seekers only:
God called apart his believers / faithful since at least the days of Abel. Hebrews 11 (the hall of faith) goes back that far. The distinction has always been between the spirit and the flesh. Spirituality verse worldliness. Always. Even in the calling out of Abram (versus the Chaldeans) and Isaac (versus Ishmael) and Jacob (versus Esau). It has been a marked spiritual path even among the children of Israel. For as the Apostle Paul pointed out when all Israel did not believe in the Jewish Messiah Jesus...
Romans 9:6 (NASB95)
6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;
Paul could only have meant that there is a physical Israel and there is a spirit Israel. And that not all born physical Israel were spirit Israel. And this is how he made the distinction:
Romans 2:28-29 (NASB95)
28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise (literally his Jewishness) is not from men, but from God.
Jew / Judah = "praise" (Genesis 25:39)
And by the Gospel in the Old Testament (in the book written by the Prophet to the Gentiles):
Jeremiah 31:31-37 (NASB95)
31 “Behold, days are coming,