The Gathering of the ‘Elect’ in Matthew 24:31 Does Not Refer to Israel — It Refers to All Believers from All the Nations – Ep. 56 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to the pretribulational claim that the gathering of the elect in Matthew 24:31 refers to the salvation of Israel. For example, Thomas Ice thinks the term “elect” in Matthew’s Olivet Discourse refers to Jews who will be gathered. He links v. 31 to Deuteronomy 30:4. […]

Judeo-centric Premillennialism: Concerning Christ’s Pre-Millennial Advent by Horatius Bonar

“This volume was originally titled Prophetical Landmarks, containing data for helping to determine the question of Christ’s premillennial advent. However, a more contemporary title has been added which emphasizes the author’s strong conviction that the truth concerning Israel is at the heart of biblical eschatology. This principle is stated on page 111 in the chapter […]

VIDEO: Craig A. Evans on The People, the Land and the Future of Israel According to the Book of Hebrews and the General Epistles

Video: Audio: See also this brief interview with Craig Evans:    

Michael Brown vs. Don Preston Debate Romans 11:25–27 on Israel and Eschatology


Michael Brown Versus Don Preston – Debate on “Future Israel,” June 3 (hat tip: Joel Richardson) Don Preston is not your typical preterist. He is a hyper-preterist, believing that the resurrection has already taken place. But the debate is on future Israel: Will there be a future reconstituted Israel or not? James White will be moderator. At first I was concerned that there would not be […]

N. T. Wright’s Supersessionism Does Not Square with the Apostle Paul

Here is an excellent piece by Larry Hurtado taking N. T. Wright’s supersessionism to task.  

Lectures on The People, The Land, and the Future of Israel Recently, Chosen People Ministries held a theological conference in New York in order to present a biblical case for the restoration of Israel to the land in a future kingdom.  There were a number of speakers addressing a variety of topics. For instance, Darrell Bock spoke on the future of Israel according to […]

Biblical Evidence for the Reconstitution of the Nation of Israel in the Millennium Kingdom

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you [the twelve disciples] who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matt 19:28; cf. Rev 7:1–8) Sometimes the truth […]

Inbox: “Do you think there are two people of God?”

I have time for a brief answer: There is one people of God made up of Jews and Gentiles. And when the Lord returns and rules this world, he will rule over Israel and the Gentile nations (Ezek 36:22–38). The millennial kingdom of God—and this is important—will not be nationless and ethnicless. Those in the […]

Replacement Theology Believers Have Forgotten Their Roots and Have Become “Arrogant”

[Paul] didn’t want these Gentile believers to forget that God had made room for them to share at the table with their older Jewish brothers and sisters (the Messiah’s own people!). Otherwise they might begin to think that they were now the new Israel and that God was finished with the old Israel. Paul rebuked […]

Refuting Steve Wohlberg on His Replacement Theology

On his radio program Line of Fire, Michael Brown debated Steve Wohlberg on the meaning of Israel in the New Testament. Does it refer to the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, or does it refer to a spiritual entity [the church] only? This is one of the best debates I have ever heard […]