Session 2: The Church and Israel: A defense of Replacement Theology
What is the relationship between Israel and the Church? Did the Church replace Israel in the program of God, or does God have a future plan for them distinct from the Church? Why is there so much hostility displayed between the Covenant view of the Church and the Dispensational view? This session will give an explanation and defense of the view that the Church replaced Israel in the program of God. Consideration will be given to the covenants of God as a guide to understanding the issues involved in these ecclesiological debates.
Session Reading (for self-study students)
- Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, pp. 853-872