Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Quick Rebuttal to Premillennial Dispensationalism, Which is Not Gospel!

     We could spend the entire day and provide you scripture that would plainly counter Old Testament verses cited by Christian Zionists and other Premillennial Dispensationalists about the state of Israel, but will only touch briefly on a few.
     Those adherents of the political Zionist dogma claim that Israel (the state, Jews, Judaism?) is God's time clock that will usher the return of Jesus Christ. They also use a Bible verse they believe calls for Christians need to support the political state of Israel (regardless of its military and political actions against perceived enemies) or they will be cursed:

 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed, (Genesis 12:3).

     They fail to realize that prophetic promise was made to Abraham and his faith-believing descendants, and cannot be applied to Jewish residents and their respective government leaders that currently exist in that Middle East region called "Israel" since 1948.

     Sadly, due to the creator of the Scofield Bible, the word of God is erroneously being taught in seminaries and Bible colleges throughout the nation, a Bible version which for over 100 years has distorted and marginalized the word of God to portray a different Gospel than the one taught by the Apostles, and has seduced millions of students, pastors and Bible teachers (and other American Christians) to believe in and promote a different redemption plan than God has ordained, said Joe Ortiz, author of the book, The End Times Passover (Author House Publishers).

     Following are a few key points to have handy whenever others ask you about the dangers of promoting Zionism:

(1)Dispensationalsists believe God deals in different ways with different people at different times denying the glory of a God who is the same, today yesterday and forever!

(2) The eternal promise to Abraham was in regard to eternal salvation in that it would be fulfilled through his "seed" not his ethnic descendants:16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ, (Galatians 3:16).

Sadly, dispensationalists use this verse in an inferential manner to have their minions believe that all of God's promises were made primarily to ethnic Jews and need to be fulfilled before Christ returns. They never follow the road that all promises were fulfilled through Jesus Christ. It would take volumes to cite them all. But we highly recommend (to serious Bible students) that they purchase Hans K. La Rondelle's book, "The Israel of God in Prophecy" which breaks down the varying exegetical and hermeneutical approaches used by dispensationalists as opposed to the orthodox means interpreting of the Bible.

(3) Christian theorists try to make many points by using (actually misusing or abusing) cherry-picked verse and applying them in a haphazard manner.They admonish that all Christians should believe that Jesus has told them that we must deal with Israel from both a land and a people perspective.

 (a) Land: The entire issue of land has been settled and recorded in the Bible. Every land promises God made to Abraham all the way down to the 12 tribes of Israel was fulfilled. You can study the totality of the Book of Joshua to see this in explicit detail. The caveat God gave them after He fulfilled ALL of His land promises, Joshua relayed to his people thus:

14 “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failedEvery promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.15 But just as every good promise of the LORD your God has come true, so the LORD will bring on you all the evil he has threatened, until he has destroyed you from this good land he has given you. 16 If you violate the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, the LORD’s anger will burn against you, and you will quickly perish from the good land he has given you, (Joshua 23:14-16)” 
The people of Israel and its land occupiers violate God's covenant daily! Inherent in those promises God made to Abraham was a deeper and more profound message. And it is not solely a "spiritual" one as many imply and infer, but the message that God's TRUE PROMISED LAND was not going to be a restored 'Old' Jerusalem, but a heavenly city, a country of their own, who's architect is God Himself, as we CLEARLY and ever so succinctly read in Hebrews 11:8-16:

8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of
the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them, (Hebrews 11:8-16).

In Hebrews 13:11-14, we read about this city (which is confirmed in Revelation 21:1-4) and ever so clearly noted   "The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come."

Old Jerusalem is not The Promised Land! The wars and contentions going back after Rome razed Jerusalem in 70 AD rages on because the Jews (and Christan Zionists) would rather believe the Pharisaical cabal of money-changers who have strived to get the power back Jesus took away from them when He paid the price and redeemed God's Kingdom forever!

 (b) This is so easy we fail to comprehend how Bible-believing Christians cannot understand what happened when Christ ascended to Heaven after His resurrection. There is no longer any Jew or Gentiles that have to be considered in prophetic discussions, as we see CLEARLY in Ephesians, Chapter 2: 

Replacement Theology? Never! We were made One New Man  in Christ Jesus:

11Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called uncircumcised by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, 16and in this one body
to reconcile both of them to God through
the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached
peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to
become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit, (Ephesians 2:11-22).

What is the relationship the Patriarchs (the faith-believing remnant) were looking forward to, that God intended to accomplish: We see again clearly in Hebrews 11:39, which states:

39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect, (Hebrews 11:39).

In conclusion: We can continue to focus (eschatologically) on the political machinations we were warned not to concern ourselves with, which divides the church of God as no other issue) or we can believe in Jesus Christ, who fulfilled ALL prophecy on the cross.
But, yet, unfortunately the devil is deceiving so easily the church that it makes one wonder how they will deal when antichrist (the man of lawlessness) appears on the scene and begins to seduce and deceive so many in the church. This is happening now on such a grand scale, and this is why we wrote our books as a clarion call to explain that by abiding in Christ (and His word) we will be protected by God through what we call The End Times Passover. Many do not understand this and many will not be prepared to deal with the persecutions in the immediate horizon, which is why we wrote the above book's sequel, Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation
In His Peace,

Joe Ortiz -


Anonymous said...

Am glad to see you taking up cudgels against the atrocious dispensationalism with its less-than-200-years-old pretribulation rapture delusion. Your views re Israel and the Jews are especially enlightening and of course based solidly on the Word of God! May His blessings be yours now and forever. Rafael

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Brother Joe, for giving out facts about the pre-tribulation rapture nonsense. I have myself stopped believing it and know of others who have stopped believing it too. May Jesus bless & reward you.