Passage: Matthew
Duration: 56 mins 54 secs
The kingdom of God is one of the great themes of Scripture. It is also one of the most debated topics in theology. The kingdom is a subject of disagreement among premillennialists, amillennialists, and postmillennialists. Even among dispensational premillennialists there are differences of thought concerning the nature and timing of the kingdom...
Duration: 44 mins 6 secs
I have spent the better part of the last ten years studying and examining the doctrine of Replacement Theology which is the view that the New Testament church replaces or supersedes the nation Israel as the people of God. This topic was the subject of my Ph.D. dissertation along with two books I have written. As I made known in these works, most literature that examines the view that the church is the new or true Israel have used two designations—Replacement Theology or Supersessionism...
Duration: 1 hr 23 mins 32 secs
The purpose of this paper is to examine the connection between national Israel’s repentance and the kingdom of God. The thesis promoted here is that the kingdom’s coming to earth is connected with and contingent upon Israel’s repentance. God is sovereign over all matters, and His universal kingdom extends over all, yet He has determined that the arrival of the coming mediatorial kingdom on earth is closely related to Israel’s turning from sin and unbelief. This position, that the kingdom’s timing is related to national Israel’s repentance, is not popular and is often rejected.
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 19 secs
Many are aware of the debates concerning which view of the millennium is taught in the Bible. Both amillennialism and postmillennialism assert that the millennial kingdom of Jesus the Messiah is occurring spiritually in this present age before the return of Jesus. Premillennialism, on the other hand, argues that Jesus’ millennial kingdom is a future earthly kingdom from our current standpoint in history.
Many Christians throughout church history have held the view that the New Testament church has replaced or superseded national Israel as the people of God.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." ...