Prophecy - Church & Israel

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Part 2 of a four part series given at NHBC by elder Evan Davis in June 2012.

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Prophecy - Church & Israel

  1. 1. THE CHURCH AND ISRAELSEPARATE AND DISTINCT
  2. 2. COVENANT THEOLOGY Not referring to Biblical Covenants 3 Defined by theologians REDEMPTION: Eternity past WORKS: Period before the fall GRACE: All the rest of the Bible  Old and New Testaments blend together  The Church succeeds to Israel’s promises  One return only – Christ’s 2nd Coming
  3. 3. REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY Israel rejected their Messiah God therefore rejects Israel The Church is substituted for Israel as beneficiary of their Old Testament promises
  4. 4. REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY Eliminates Pretrib Rapture possibility Requires spiritualizing and allegory Little New Testament support  Romans 9:6  Romans 11:26 (check v. 25)  Galatians 6:16 – requires “and” as “even” which is an exceptional usage, not required by the verse.
  5. 5. THE CHURCH IS NOT ISRAEL Christ saw it as future Mt. 16:18 Starting point = Pentecost Picture: The Body of Christ (Eph. 1:20-23) Membership: Baptism of Holy Spirit  I Cor. 12:13 Building: Cornerstone = Christ, Foundation: Apostles and prophets All are future
  6. 6. THE CHURCH IS NOT ISRAEL A New Testament Mystery  Eph. 3:1-12; Col. 1:26-27 Risen Christ administers gift  Eph. 4:8; 11-12 Blessings of New Covenant  II Cor. 3:3-6  Hebrews 7-10 – superior to the Old
  7. 7. THE CHURCH IS NOT ISRAEL References in Revelation to the Church (24)  2 refer to the Bride  2 refer to the wife of the Lamb  1 as both of the above  20 are set in the present church age  2 in marriage of the Lamb in heaven  2 in future, eternal state
  8. 8. THE CHURCH IS NOT ISRAEL References in Revelation to Israel (22)  1 to 12 tribes  10 regarding 144,000 Jewish evangelists  10 as woman pursued by dragon  1 as children of Israel  4 regarding first coming of Christ  16 placed in 70th week of Daniel
  9. 9. THE CHURCH IS NOT ISRAEL Revelation References: 73% of Israel references are placed in the Tribulation period 0% of Church references are placed in the Tribulation period
  10. 10. INFERENCES God does not intend for the Church to be on earth during the Tribulation God intends the church for the gap between the 69th and 70th week God removes the Church prior to the 70th week of Daniel
  11. 11. SAINTS IN REVELATION War is waged against them (13:7) Many are martyred (6:9-11) There are Saints in the O/T (Ps. 116:15) Not all Saints are in the Church Multitude of 7:9-17 are these people  This is not the church – no resurrection bodies here

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