Category Archives: Replacement Theology

Reverse Galatianism

Several things have made me think about this topic in recent weeks. I had an email exchange with a theologian who expressed the idea that Jews who come to faith in Yeshua should join in with existing churches so that … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Gentiles, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | 7 Comments

Rereading on Torah and Gentiles

Many thanks to Connie who suggested that one of my older series of posts on Torah and Gentiles had been useful for her in formulating an opinion. Here are links to that whole series: https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/torah-israel-and-the-nations-part-1/ https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2007/10/16/torah-israel-and-the-nations-part-2/ https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2007/10/17/torah-israel-and-the-nations-part-3/ https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/torah-israel-and-the-nations-part-4/ https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/torah-israel-and-the-nations-part-5/ https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2007/10/31/torah-israel-and-the-nations-part-6/Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Christian, Gentiles, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | 1 Comment

Is Israel Missing from Revelation? Pt. 2

Like last time, this is not an excerpt from my book, but I cover this material in chapter 6, “The Vision of John.” …………………………… As I said last time, it seems like the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) give us God’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Derek's Writings, Judaism, Life to Come, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | 11 Comments

Israel Missing From Revelation? Pt. 1

One of the topics I enjoyed thinking about as I wrote The World to Come is the presence or lack of presence of Israel in the book of Revelation. In this post, I outline the basic issue and in Part … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Derek's Writings, Judaism, Life to Come, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | 2 Comments

A Reader Asks About the Jewish Gospel of Jesus

A perceptive reader asked a question that I thought was worth posting. I’m sure a lot of other people would wonder the same thing. Feel free to send questions to derekblogger@gmail.com and I will answer if I can. Also, if … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Gospel, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Yeshua | Leave a comment

Barry Horner’s Future Israel, Part 5

There is a Barry Horner category on the right if you would like to read this entire series of musings on his useful and timely book, Future Israel (get it here). ……………………………………………………………. Barry Horner’s excellent work continues in Chapter 4, … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Horner, Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | Leave a comment

Barry Horner, Future Israel: Part 4

I have just finished chapter three of Barry Horner’s fine book. I see here a few things about Horner that are short-sighted, and I will mention them in my summary below, but this book is such a refreshing breath of … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Horner, Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | Leave a comment

Barry Horner, Future Israel: Part 3

In his second chapter, Horner gives an overview of Christian anti-Judaism through the centuries. He will go on to get more modern and specific in chapters 3 and 4, with examples from American Christianity and then from British Christianity. I … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Horner, Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | Leave a comment

Theology Like a House of Cards

Nothing seems more precarious than a house of cards. I confess I’ve never been able to build one beyond the first three or four cards. The problem with a house of cards is that the slightest breeze or tremor knocks … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | Leave a comment

Barry Horner, Future Israel: Part 2

We are now in Chapter 1 of Barry Horner’s exposition about Christian supersessionism, anti-Judaism, and ethical failure to bless Israel according to God’s plan for history. Please see the previous two entries on Barry Horner (click HERE for the Barry … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Horner, Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | Leave a comment

Barry Horner, Future Israel: Part 1

A few weeks ago I promised I would blog about a recently released book that is a 10 on the Richter scale I (as far as I am concerned), Barry Horner’s Future Israel. I hope that Christian pastors take this … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Horner, Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | Leave a comment

Religious Censorship: Imagine . . .

Imagine. Fundamentalist Muslims take over the governments of the West. And the censorship begins. The mullahs begin changing Christian songs. Amazing Grace? But Allah’s will is mysterious and we never know where we stand with him. So maybe it is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | Leave a comment

Barry Horner’s FUTURE ISRAEL, Introduction

There are some books that are simply a must read for people who want to get theology and to understand the place Israel must have in Christian and Messianic Jewish theology. A book I cannot recommend highly enough is R. … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Horner, Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism | Leave a comment

Hebrews 10:1: CJB and Other Translations

I don’t want to exaggerate, but it is important to realize how much of a role bias plays in translation of the Bible from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into modern languages. All people are biased. We cannot escape that. Sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Complete Jewish Bible, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | Leave a comment

Abraham to Messiah: Mutual Blessing

Okay, I’m posting some sermon notes again. But this time someone asked me to. The writing below is a bit rough (they were notes, not intended for reading exactly). But I think there are some things in here that many … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Gentiles, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Yeshua | Leave a comment

Messianic Judaism is Like a Box of Chocolates

Forrest Gump had it right. You never know what you’re going to get. Messianic Judaism is nothing more than a name and it’s a name applied to many kinds of groups with radically different agendas. To me, Messianic Judaism should … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Gentiles, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | Leave a comment

Deuteronomy 30 and Supersessionism

Supersessionism is also called replacement theology. It is the idea that Israel failed and Jesus intended to replace Israel with a new people. There are many forms of supersessionism. I highly recommend R. Kendall Soulen’s The God of Israel and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | Leave a comment

Torah and Tradition, Answering Criticism Pt. 5

Finally, we reach our last installment of answering the critical comments offered by Charles. It has been a lot of fun and, most of all, I hope it has helped people question cherished assumptions. Assumptions can be the greatest enemy … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | 2 Comments

Torah and Tradition, Answering Criticism Pt. 4

We’re continuing to discuss and critique one Christian’s critical comments about Messianic Judaism. As we get into the last four or five items on Charles’ list, I think his comments are more problematic. They are even a bit offensive. This … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | 4 Comments

Torah and Tradition, Answering Criticism Pt. 3

I have been having great fun answering some well-worded critical questions brought by Charles, a Christian who inclines towards Israel but who has been disillusioned by some anti-church, immature voices calling themselves Messianic Jewish. In this part of the series, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | 17 Comments

Torah and Tradition, Answering Criticism Pt. 2

I began yesterday answering the critical comments offered by Charles, a Pentecostal Christian who just can’t see why Torah and tradition should be emphasized in Messianic Judaism. Today, in Part 2, I will address four of the points on Charles’ … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | 6 Comments

Torah and Tradition, Answering Criticism Pt. 1

Shalom, friends. In this post I will begin answering the comments made by Charles which you can read on the “About Derek Leman and His Blog” page here. I think Charles’ comment is worthy of reply because it is a … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Dispensationalism, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah | 36 Comments

Sabbath Meditation, Israel in God’s Plan

I am amazed sometimes at how people who read the same Bible as I do miss out on God’s heart for the descendants of Jacob, the Jewish people — in Israel and all around the world. Many feel Israel is … Continue reading

Posted in Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Sabbath, Supersessionism, Theology | 5 Comments

The Fine Art of Church-Bashing

A reader commented recently: I fear, though, that you’re shutting most out by “the Church has it wrong” rhetoric. I am sensitive to comments like that. I know sometimes I am guilty of using negative rhetoric to make a point … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | 5 Comments

Gnosticism and Canonical Narrative

Just a brief thought from R. Kendall Soulen this morning. We have talked in the past about the SCN (Standard Canonical Narrative) or the way the Bible is typically read as a unified story. Typically the story of the Bible … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, R. Kendall Soulen, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Wyschogrod | 6 Comments