Tuesday, February 26, 2008

THE PROMISED SEED


“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ,” Galatians 3:16

Everything about Abraham and his life was, in God’s sovereign decree and purpose, forward looking to THE SEED (Christ) who should come - Genesis 12:7.


Those today who interpret the seed as being national Israel have missed Christ as clearly as the religious leaders did when our Lord came in the first century in fulfillment of God’s promise. ALL of the promises of God for SALVATION (election, redemption, justification, sanctification, regeneration, conversion, faith/repentance, and final glorification) are in HIM, ‘yea and amen!’ 2 Corinthians 1:20.

Abraham himself in believing THE PROMISE, did not look to his immediate natural seed, but to Christ, and rested in God’s promise to redeem and justify him, and hoped in that imputed righteousness alone, which God promised him upon completion of Christ’s work at the cross - John 8:56, Galatians 3:18 Those who are heirs according to the same promise are taught in time to look to the same Person and Work of Christ exclusively, Galatians 3:29.

By Ken Wimer

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your site. Having been "put out of the synagogue" of dispensationalisim by the "Pharisees"of dispensationalists multiple times, I have finally learned not to visit them.

A simple presentation of Old Testament Scripture followed by a New Testament explanation given by Jesus, Peter, Paul, Steven, etc. incites rage among these "false prophets" of "literal" interpretation.

I pointed out that the Scriptures I quoted were "literally" fulfilled in a spiritual way, and that they actually mean to say that they are expecting a "literal" - by the works of the flesh - fulfillment.

What rage I witnessed. Reminds me of Acts 4.

I was warned that one cannot reason with unreasonable people. But having been "chained" by dispensationalists immediately after my spiritual resurrection, I was hoping to rescue them by quoting Scripture. When the Doctrines of Grace were understood, all my understanding changed and I felt obligated to share the wonderful new peace with those who were still "chained." I now know they love their "chains."

I honestly believe that it is more important to a dispensationalist that Israel of the flesh is restored than it is that Jesus died to save them (if they are indeed saved).

Keep posting!

A Dominion Family said...

Excellent blog! I'm planning a series on dispensationalism as well. People really need to be educated about this. Thanks for the insight.