Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
If the Church began with Adam, or Abraham, and Israel was only an early aspect of the Church, then the Church today is all there is of the People of God on earth. Well that is exactly the conclusion Covenant Theology has come to.
Apologist Gary Gilley has written, “The Covenant Theological system has many implications, not the least of which is that it recognizes no discontinuity between Israel and the church. That is, the promises to the nation of Israel, found especially in the Old Testament, are, according to this school of theology, now being fulfilled in spiritual form in the church which is spiritual Israel.”
Now in case you think theology has no real connection to the real world, consider this. The entire movement known as BDS (which stands for Boycott, Divest, and Sanction), and which is rampant on college campuses all across the county came about as a result of this faulty thinking. As a result, large segments of the so-called Christian community have begun to reject present day Israel’s claim to the land and are trying to punish her people for even being there.
Theology has consequences. When you study with us in the Advanced Studies department, you will learn the vast distinctions between Israel and the Church, and you will learn the eternal promises God made to the nation Israel that yet await fulfillment. And you will see clearly that God is doing what He promised in the restoration of Israel to the Land and He will one day bring that people to faith in their Messiah and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let me invite you to consider studying with us today?
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.