,,Teologia înlocuiri“ este o eroare istorică ce a dus la permanentizarea unei crize de identitate. Biserica nu s-a mai comportat ca Biserică, iar Israelul nu mai este privit ca Israel!
Fără a intra în detalii, mă rezum să arăt că teoria înlocuirii Israelului cu Biserica a dus la amilenialismul istoric din care s-au născut catolicismul și ortodoxia, amândouă cu pretenții de împărății terestre ale lui Dumnezeu. Din această eroare de fond s-au născut națiunile ,,creștine“, războaiele sfinte, inchiziția, parohiile teritoriale, populațiile forțate să se înregimenteze într-o credință pe care n-o suportau și pentru care nu erau ,,născuți din nou“, etc. etc.
Mă opresc însă aici și dau cuvântul unor oameni mai pricepuți decât mine. (articole preluate de aici)
Editor’s Note: Much of the anti-Semitism in the world today can be traced to a concept called “Replacement Theology”. This principle presents the thesis that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Replacement Theology teaches that the church is the replacement for Israel and that the many promises made to Israel in the Bible are fulfilled in the Christian Church, not in Israel.
Aurelius Augustinus, the bishop of Hippo (354–430), better known as Saint Augustine, was a leader of the Church during the fourth and fifth centuries AD. Under his influence, Christianity embraced a doctrine of anti–Semitism.
From Augustine teachings, the Church came to a view that the Jews were a lost race without hope of redemption. The Church determined that Israel had forfeited her covenants by rejecting Christ. This concept produced a dramatic shift in early Church politics, worldviews, and eschatology.
The leaders of the Church of Rome began to teach that all the future messianic promises of natural Israel were transferred to the new spiritual Israel—the Church.
What follows is Part One of a two part series on the errors of Replacement Theology. The author, Dr. William Welty, is the Executive Director of the ISV foundation and also serves as Research Analyst in Advanced Communication Technologies and Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies on the faculty of Koinonia Institute.
All Biblical citations are taken from the International Standard Version (ISV) translation of the Bible.
Conservative, evangelical Christian tradition teaches that Jesus the Messiah will one day establish a worldwide empire with Jerusalem as the international federal district, or capital city, of the entire earth. This restored and expanded national Israel will serve as the Messiah’s seat of power for a period of one thousand years. The technical term of theology that is traditionally used to describe this hegemony over the earth is the Millennium, a term that descends from the Latin word meaning one thousand, a direct reference to a specific time period mentioned in Revelation 20:1–10. The establishment of Messiah’s rule over the earth is clearly stated by the larger context of this passage from the book of Revelation as occurring subsequent to his coming. That’s why this view of the rule of Continue reading