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Good News for Israel is a 130-year-old ministry of dialog, proclamation, education, and reconciliation between the Jewish and Christian communities that takes a strong and active stand against anti-Semitism. From its headquarters in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Good News encourages all in the respect for and acceptance of the Jewish people as God's chosen people among the nations.
Dr Herb Opalek speaks to Thom Berkowitz about the "Identity Theft" of "Replacement Theology." I didn't know what "supercessionism" (Replacement Theology) was until someone explained it to me. I always thought God's promises to Israel were the forerunner of the Church, and it would make sense that Gods people all evolved into the formation of His church in Acts 2. However, even though God's design was to establish the "One New Man" of Ephesians 2, it did not replace all His promises and history with His people the Jews.
This new identity in Christ does not steal from the Jews their identity as God's people, and the people to whom God gave His Word. We come to God as we are, Jew or Gentile, and in Christ there is the one new man, but this does not replace all of what God promised to Israel. That is why Paul reminds the Church in Romans 11:17-18 not to be arrogrant, because it's the Jews who are were given the covenant of a Messiah/Savior (Jeremiah 31:31-34) and the Gentiles are grafted in to that covenant.
Dr Herb Opalek a former Rabbi talks with GNFI Board member Thom Berkowitz about this "Identity Theft" in today's clip.
Good News for Israel is hosting a Hebraic Root Conference this fall and it will revolutionize your theology. It will help you understand the foundation of Christianity and help you see the future clearly as the scripture teaches.
The conference is free, but you have to register your attendance because the space is limited for this national event. Please go to the GNFI websitefor more information and for registration. http://www.gnfi.org/
Keywords: Identity Theft, replacement theology, supercessionism, GNFI, Rabbi, Messianic,