The Sense of Plain Sense

Another way in which I was subjected to the attitude of Replacement Theology was through the teaching that all of the Old Testament had been nailed to the cross and was therefore irrelevant to Christianity. . . . The beginning of my liberation from these viewpoints occurred when I was about 30 years old.

I started reading the Minor Prophets, and I was captivated by them. Their messages seemed so relevant to modern-day problems. And, once again, it was the book of Zechariah that proved to be my turning point.

After reading it through from start to finish for the first time in my life, I was impacted by the fact that it is full of Messianic prophecies about the First Coming, and that every one of them meant what it said. It suddenly dawned on me that if the First Coming prophecies in this “apocalyptic” book meant what they said, then the Second Coming prophecies must mean what they say.

My study of Bible prophecy since that time has convinced me that the twisting of Scriptures through spiritualization is a terrible abuse of God’s Word. It has led Christians to reject the Genesis account of creation, as well as the promises of God for the future.

From the beginning to the end of the Bible we need to interpret God’s Word for its plain-sense meaning. The failure to do so will produce tragic doctrines like Replacement Theology.

—Evangelist Dr. David R. Reagan, excerpted from his sermon “The Evil of Replacement Theology”

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