- Dec 26, 2015
Oh my.there was GRACE when a ram caught in the thicket was sacrificed instead of Isaac
No, Douglas, I cannot hold with the Replacement Theology. I don't hate you, and if the world hates you -- well, goes with the territory.
Despite pre-existing Grace all along, Christ said "Upon this rock I WILL BUILD (future tense) My Church"
What was THE ROCK? Not Simon himself, but the FAITH that revealed something to Simon Peter, and ultimately THE ROCK was Christ Himself.
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
I agree with post no. 37 and also with yours.
But you don't agree with 37.
I don't know enough about replacement theology.
Israel was the "son" of God and the Church is the Bride of Christ.
I agree that this is a mystery, the Bride, but can't the mystery also be the New Covenant?
Finally, God saves us Himself. Ezekiel 34:15