The “Replacement Theology” of Dispensationalism

  Fulfillment Theology views the covenant promises and prophecies relating to Israel as being fulfilled in Christ and His Church. Christ fulfilled what Israel could not. He alone has the right to be called “Israel.” He is thus, a nation of One. His Church is New Israel of the New Covenant in Him. That Israel Read More …

Paul Applies Israel-Quotes to the Church

  2 Corinthians 6:16-18 16 And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore“come out Read More …

Why We Know God’s Plan for Israel is Already Finished

  Introduction   Does God still have a plan for the nation of Israel?   Many Christians believe so, because that is the way they’ve been taught. They believe that the people of Israel are still the chosen people of God. But what about the Church? What’s the connection between Israel and the Church? Are Read More …

One Plan for One People

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise note.   Ephesians 3:1-21 1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles,— 2 if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward; Read More …

The New Israel of the New Covenant

  Introduction Dispensationalism is stuck in the mysteries of the Old Testament (OT). What I mean is, as it relates to Israel, it doesn’t allow the revealed truth of the New Testament (NT) to provide proper interpretation. It doesn’t allow the light of Christ to shine on OT Israel. It doesn’t allow the NT to properly Read More …

The True Nature of Israel in Christ

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Words in brackets [ ] are provided for clarity.   Introduction There’s much confusion about the true nature of Israel and the true nature of the Kingdom of Christ of the New Covenant. There’s a lot of confusion regarding the relationship Read More …

Christ is True Israel

  All Scripture quotations are from the American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Many of the Old Testament prophecies are about the nation of Israel. But what must be understood is that there is no minimum number of people required to make up that nation. Indeed, it began with just Abraham. It can be Read More …

Israel and the Church [Ephesians 2:11-22]

  All Scriptures quotes are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This is a highly significant passage regarding the true nature of Israel of the New Covenant, the Israel in Christ. This is one of the most extensive passages about this in the New Testament.   Ephesians 2:11-22 11 Wherefore remember, Read More …

Israel and the Church [1 Pet 2:3-10]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   1 Peter 2:3-10 3 if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: 4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, 5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual Read More …

Israel and the Church – [Galatians 3:16; 28-29]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless noted otherwise.   (Galatians 3:16) — Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:28-29) — 28 There can Read More …

Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (OT Pattern) — [4 of 4]

  Four, Arminian Corporate Election (CE) falls short in its understanding of the connection between Old Testament Israel and New Testament Israel, which results in an erroneous position on CE.   First let me say that I am a strong proponent of Fulfillment Theology, which is a central teaching of Covenant Theology and New Covenant Read More …

Arminian Corporate Election vs. Calvinist CE — [Introduction]

  Introduction   Union and Identification vs. Actual Sovereign Choice   Corporate Election (CE) is normally associated with Arminian theology. However, it can be argued that CE is fundamentally a Calvinist position on the doctrine of election — which I shall do in this study. Central debate: Is election merely one of union and identification? Read More …

Election of True Israel — [Commentary on Romans 11]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Like Romans 9, Romans 11 is one of the most important chapters in the New Testament regarding the doctrine of election, Israel and the Church. This discussion – that actually began in Romans 8 (especially verses 28-39) – Read More …

“God’s Purpose of Election” — [Commentary on Romans 9]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. (slightly updated)   Introduction Romans 9 is one of the central passages of the New Testament in understanding the doctrine of election. Paul’s discussion really begins in chapter 8, and more specifically, Romans 8:28-39. Those verses serve as an introduction to Read More …

Introduction to Christ-Fulfillment Theology

  Introduction There are three primary systems of theology by which Christians understand and explain the Scriptures, especially in regard to how the Old and New Testaments relate to each other. They are as follows:   Covenant Theology (CT) New Covenant Theology (NCT) Dispensational Theology (DT)   [In regard to my general statement of faith, Read More …