Repentance for Christians Involves Rejecting Replacement Theology


Breaking Israel News: Rabbi Tuly Weisz, director of Israel365 and the publisher of The Israel Bible and Breaking Israel News believes that the rejection of replacement theology by contemporary Christians is a “prerequisite for all of the other stages of geula (redemption).” He told Breaking Israel News, “As a Jewish rabbi, I’m not comfortable telling non-Jews what they should believe and do. However, I do feel strongly that the time for the rejection of replacement theology is now, to bring about the continued stages of redemption.”

What exactly is replacement theology? Bob O’Dell, co-founder of Root-Source, a Christian portal for dialogue between Christians and Jews, believes that replacement theology exists on a continuum. O’Dell said, “This replacement could be as minimal as ‘the church is God’s preferred institution’ to the most aggressive form of replacement theology which transfers the entire calling and purpose of the Jewish people over to the church, while relegating the Jewish people to a place of hell on earth – without hope, without promise, and devoid of anything good, [without] any hope of redemption.”

Robbie Coleman of Zion’s Bridge Ministry used even stronger language to define replacement theology. “It is more than errant doctrine, which began late first century. It is a devised plan by God’s enemy to deceive His creation, to keep them from His protective covenantal blessings — the blessing through Israel to the nations.” more …

It is not because you are the most numerous of peoples that Hashem set His heart on you and chose you—indeed, you are the smallest of peoples. Deuteronomy 7:7 (The Israel Bible™)

Opinion: Breaking Israel News (BIN) has the courage to put in print what many other commercial websites do not. BIN has rabbis continuously contributing to their articles, which is why you will see headlines like this one from August 16: Rabbis Weigh In: Who Is Amalek Today?

I once asked a mostly secular close Jewish friend if he had ever heard of Replacement theology. He was incredulous. We were in a crowded restaurant when John said rather loudly that if I asked any of the people there, not one would have ever heard of anything so ridiculous as replacement theology.

But the rabbis know, and for the first time I found a post that has several Rabbinic and Christian scholars identifying the pernicious teaching:

From the article: “By renouncing replacement theology, the church first of all must acknowledge that we’ve been wrong about Israel and the chosen people. We’ve been wrong and committed atrocities by thinking that God wanted to replace Israel with the church. Repentance is returning to God and His Word. We must ask why it could be that we have treated the ‘chosen ones’ with disrespect? If God has not rejected His people, then, we are not allowed to either.”

For more on Replacement Theology see Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 3 here.