Nabion on Supersessionism

By Nabion, www.nabion.org Supersessionism is the general Christian Mishnaic doctrine, if you will, that implies or outright states that Christianity has superseded Judaism. The dangers of supersessionism is that it adulates Christianity as it is proffered at any given time, rather than actual Biblical Christianity, which was itself no different than Biblical Judaism. Not all…

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Does Matthew 21:43 support replacement theology?

By Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D.   One text often used by supersessionists to support the idea of the permanent rejection of national Israel is Matt 21:43.In this verse, which Frederick Dale Bruner calls “one of the most important verses in Matthew,” Jesus addressed the unbelief of the leaders of the nation Israel and announced his…

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Arabs to Israel: Juden Raus

By Victor Sharpe In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled, The Ugly Premise of Settlement Opponents, James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence under President Clinton, pointed out that the charter of the Fatah party – which is that of Palestinian Authority Chairman, Mahmoud Abbas – foresees a “Palestine free of Jews.”…

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Martin Luther and Supersessionism

By Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D. Martin Luther’s views concerning the Jews and Judaism have been the subject of much debate. According to Hans J. Hillerbrand, “There is scholarly agreement that the early Luther spoke thoughtfully and positively about Jews.”  Luther (1483–1546) prayed for the Jews and called for their friendly treatment.  He said, “We ought,…

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Symbols of covenant: The stateless Jew and the Jewish state

by Shelley Neese “The Wandering Jew”— a popular figure in medieval Christian folklore—walks the earth alone until Judgment Day, cursed for offending Jesus on his way to the cross. In some variants of the story, he is a Jewish shoemaker named Cartaphilus, who, when Jesus stopped to rest on the road to Calvary, taunted him…

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