Saturday, July 05, 2008

The True Israel of God

Eschatology is one of my favorite theological subjects. I was raised on the C. I. Scofield Reference Bible. Our theme song was "My hope is built on nothing less, than Scofield's notes and references." In fact, I was 23 years of age before I came to the understanding that Scofield's notes were not verbally inspired!

Over the years God graciously moved me from an ultra Pre-Trib Dispensational Pre-Mil position to where I am now. Where am I now? The book of Hebrews is a good starting point. The Old Covenant has passed away - gone, finished, kaput and the New Covenant is in place. The Lord Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all Covenants. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is the seed of Abraham and the fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies and all who believe and follow Him are the children of Abraham and heirs of all Covenant promises. We have been in the "last days" since His first advent and are looking for the "last day" - the Blessed Hope and glorious appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are the true Israel of God!!

The following article: Justification by Faith and the Israel of God best sums up what I believe. Check it out:


5 comments:

the_militant_pacifist said...

Good Stuff!

You might also find this book by my pastor (see link below) very interesting/helpful. You can get a better price at Amazon.com's used marketplace.

http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-41992-5

Gordan Runyan said...

Good points, and good link.

But, you didn't really narrow down your eschatology. We now know you're non-Dispensational, which still leaves all three millennial views open to you, as well as three or four options with regard to Revelation itself.

Lee R. Shelton, III said...

Gordan, Sorry about that. I am currently in the Partial Preterist A-Mil camp.

Gordan Runyan said...

Thanks for the clarification....and [heavy sigh]you have my Historicist condolences.

:)

Puritan said...

Hi brothers,

As another EX-Disp', these really helped me on this:

Amillennialism 101 -- Audio Resources by Dr Kim Riddlebarger

and also these excellent 3 sermons preached by Charles Leiter at the 2004 Heartcry Missions Conference:

Law Of Christ-What Is The Christians Relationship to the Law? Charles Leiter very, very good.

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