Replacement theologies are not Christian

I hear a lot of Jews saying Christians believe their religion is replaced by Christianity, but this is not true. Replacement theory is just the most widely spread theory. Why? Well, because the dumbest tend to be the loudest of a group, and so, the group is labelled by what the loudest say. Crazy non-Catholic Christians are the ones who came up with the replacement theory, and given that they spread their beliefs with almost the same energy that gay activists spread their pride and joy, Christianity is labelled a religion that hates sex, Jews, women, children, science, reason, law, truth, grace, and non-Catholic faiths. And I admit that Catholics can be just as bad as those few crazy non-Catholic Christians.

But just as we cannot judge all non-Catholic Christians by those few crazy ones, so too we cannot judge the Catholic Church - nor all of Christianity - by some bad Catholics. The Catholic Church, despite what her enemies say, is the Church of Christ, and the Church believes the Lord, Jesus Christ, did not replace the Law of Moses but fulfilled it. Just as He Himself said. Christianity is Judaism fulfilled: from the Sacraments to the Scriptures to the Magisterium, Christianity is the fulfillment of what God had from the beginning planned for His People. This fulfillment dose not mean Jews aren’t loved by God anymore, for the Lord still calls them to Himself, He still leads them by ways known only to Him to Heaven.

The Ancient Covenant has become obsolete because God prophesized that, when the Messiah comes, all sacrifices would cease, save the thanksgiving offering, and so there would be a New Covenant, which, in light of the prophesy that, when the Messiah comes all the world would be saved, would be not with the Jews only but with the whole world. (Feel free to verify the prophecies for yourself) Some Jews do not believe that Jesus is the Messiah, and so, they have been cursed: not in the sense that God has abandoned them, nor in the sense that God hates them or pours His wrath upon them, and not even in the sense that they no longer worship the Lord, but in the sense that their hardness of heart has made them blind to the truth of who Jesus is.

Okay, I think I got all of that… But it is satans duty to cause every one to believe that they are exempt in recieving jesus’s blood. He wants them to think that, so that they believe they are dammed. How can we get them to except christ? It seems impossible.
Also you are right, non catholic churches do a great deal of damage to the catholic church and in fact I also believe that the non catholic churches have brought about more catholic demise than any other religion…:bounce::snowing:

The Catholic Church believes that it is the New Israel. If that is not replacement theology I don’t know what is. THIS is the doctrine that is at the core of why I lost faith in the church, as it is at the heart of anti-Semitism. I tried for years WITHIN the church to work against anti-Semitism. In the end it was an impossibility because of this doctrine.

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
The Church and non-Christians

839 “Those who have not yet received the Gospel are related to the People of God in various ways.”

The relationship of the Church with the Jewish People. When she delves into her own mystery, the Church, the People of God in the New Covenant, discovers her link with the Jewish People,326 "the first to hear the Word of God."327 **The Jewish faith, unlike other non-Christian religions, is already a response to God’s revelation in the Old Covenant. To the Jews “belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ”,328 “for the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.”**329

840 And when one considers the future, God’s People of the Old Covenant and the new People of God tend towards similar goals: expectation of the coming (or the return) of the Messiah. But one awaits the return of the Messiah who died and rose from the dead and is recognized as Lord and Son of God; the other awaits the coming of a Messiah, whose features remain hidden till the end of time; and the latter waiting is accompanied by the drama of not knowing or of misunderstanding Christ Jesus.(emphasis added)

The official position of the Catholic Church does not sound anti-Semitic to me.


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