|Q316 : How to Respond to the Teaching that the Church is "Spiritual Israel"?|
Dear Pastor Andy,
I am a believer in Christ Jesus.
A friend of mine just sent me the links for why the Church is not Israel. I just listened to all four of your teachings.
What a tremendous timely blessing for me.
My husband, a believer, and I just removed our membership from our church for 12 years. It was an elder-run church with premillenial beliefs when we joined but without telling the congregation they ordained an amillennial elder and now another elder just stated to me the true Church is Spiritual Israel.
I took pages of notes from your teaching but how do I defend the position when they claim they are spiritual Israel? They use some of the same verses in Romans to justify their view that you used to say the church and Israel are separate.
I deeply appreciate your attention to this question.