In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul explains
that all those of faith are heirs to the covenant promises of
Abraham: 16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made.
He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as
of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ... 19 What
purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions,
till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it
was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator... 26
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus...
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor
free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in
Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's
seed, and heirs according to the promise.
I went to Christian colleges such as Liberty and Regent and it's good to get a break from dispensationalist dogma and let the Word speak for itself. This is not what dispensationalists pejoratively denigrate as "replacement theology" but rather it is "expansion theology." As the Apostle Paul makes clear, God has not cast his first people off by any means, but there is a remnant according to election (Rom. 11:1-8). Standing up for the truth of the Gospel means standing against flawed hermneutical frameworks like Dispensationism. There not wrong on everything, so we must not throw the baby out with the bath water but Scofield, Ryrie, and LaHaye make many erroneous claims. Bravo to Mr. Wohlberg for standing by the courage of his convictions. Just another covenant theologian, December 12, 2002
CON BOOK REVIEW:
The author has tied himself into such a supernal mess that he turns physical temples into spiritual ones when the text demands a physical interpretation. Wohlberg claims that the Revelation speaks of no "physical" Temple and that "every" occurrence of Temple in the Revelation relates to the heavenly; he misses the clear indication that the temple being referred to in Revelation 11:1-2 is physical and not heavenly, as it has been given over to the "gentiles" to be trampled on.
Mr. Wohlberg dismisses the Matt. 24 "fig tree" parable because Luke 21 adds "...and all the trees." The prophets symbolize Israel's surrounding (sabib)enemy nations with "trees" a number of times, one being the second chapter of Isaiah. If Wohlberg had taken the time to study carefully chapters 12:14,15 and 45 to 50 of Jeremiah he would have seen that "all the trees" relates very well to a restoration of Israel's ancient enemies "sabib" surrounding them. This restoration began as a result of the British dividing up the Ottoman Empire early last century, in the same half-century that the "fig tree" began to blossom.
The "all things which are written may be fulfilled" phrase of Luke 21:22 is an aorist passive participle (undefined aspect)that permits the translation, "all things which are written may continue to be fulfilled." In other words, these "days" (not day) of vengeance are another fulfilment in that line of fulfilments that began with the birth pregnancy of Miriam.
How these writers who continue to usurp God's Old Testament pre-Mosaic promises to physical Israel can be so bold before God is something that is inexplicable to me. I'm just glad that I'm not in their shoes and that I will not have to answer God when He asks them, "Why did you keep intruding into my business with My beloved?"