Charles H. Spurgeon and the restoration of Israel

By Shelley Neese, The Jerusalem Connection Charles Spurgeon, a British Reformed Baptist preacher, is one of history’s most influential orators and theologians.  Long before loud speakers Spurgeon was drawing crowds of 10,000 to hear his plain-spoken, scripture-heavy sermons.  Though he died 56 years before the birth of the modern state of Israel, the return of…

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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is the general Christian Mishnaic doctrine, if you will, that implies or outright states that Christianity has superseded Judaism.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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