Thu, Jul 19, 2018
by Michael Vlach
Many Christians throughout church history have held the view that the New Testament church has replaced or superseded national Israel as the people of God. According to Alister E. McGrath, a "wide consensus" existed in the early church that "the church is a spiritual society which replaces Israel as the people of God in the world." H. Wayne House also notes that this view known as "supersessionism" or "replacement theology" has been "the consensus of the church from the middle of the second century A.D. to the present day with few exceptions." ...