Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged - eBook
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Author Barry E. Horner writes to persuade readers concerning the divine validity of the Jew today (based on Romans 11:28), as well as the nation of Israel and the land of Palestine, in the midst of this much debated issue within Christendom at various levels. He examines the Bible's consistent pro-Judaic direction, namely a Judeo-centric eschatology that is a unifying feature throughout Scripture.
Not sensationalist like many other writings on this constantly debated topic, Future Israel is instead notably exegetical and theological in its argumentation.
Dr. Barry Horner, an Australian, is a graduate of Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Oregon and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. Ordained in Melbourne in 1976, Barry has pastored churches in Australia and the United States. Prior to returning to America in 1991, he was the Executive Secretary of the Bible Union of Australia, an interdenominational agency that proclaims the full authority, inerrancy, and truthfulness of Scripture along with the derived evangelical faith. Currently, he pastors Christ's New Covenant Church, Tucson, Arizona.
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Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2007
Series: New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology
SteveQuesnel BC CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Timely and In-depthNovember 18, 2013SteveQuesnel BC CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a must read, if we are to get our teaching right so we can live our lives right [to be salt and light].
Ralph E. Molyneux5 Stars Out Of 5February 8, 2009Ralph E. MolyneuxIn this work, Horner correctly identifies amillennialism as an issue of hermeneutics and authority rather than a purely escatological issue. His examination of the methodology and results of Augustine's hermeneutic clearly show how amillennialism places theology as a greater guideline for understanding a text more than the language of the text itself. He shows that amillennialism lacks any adequate explanation of Zechariah, the symbolic relationships in Hosea, and other Old Testament kingdom prophecies. He dismantles the amillennial explanation of Romans 9-11 and points out that the historical amillennial position of the church has not only contributed, but carried out abuse on the Jewish people for centuries.He points out that the theological separation of the Reformation, while incorporating radical changes in Biblical authority and soteriology, failed to complete their task by embracing Roman hermeneutics and eschatology and calls for the task of separating from Rome by an honest application of hermeneutics. He also calls for a restoration of a positive relationship between the Church and Israel, not through replacement theology, but through humble recognition of God's continuing relationship with the natural heirs of Abraham.He avoids the sensationalism which has hobbled dispensationalism while presenting a thoroughly researched book which should be the foundation for study and dialogue on the subject for years to come.As a pastor of a church which is divided over this issue, I have found this volume an outstanding reference.