Vatican Catholic Synod: Christ’s Promises Not For Jews

For True Christians who believe the Bible, it is no surprise that the  a Vatican Synod has reverted to centuries old “Replacement Theology” in condemning the Jews and promoting the Arabs in Israel. This article from Israel Today is shocking.. because thus far, the Synod statement has not been condemned by the Roman Catholic hierarchy (the Pope, et al)..

Catholic Church: Christ nullified God’s promises to the Jews

Sunday, October 24, 2010 | Ryan Jones

A Catholic synod called at the Vatican to address the rising persecution of Christian in the Middle East wrapped up on Saturday with a joint statement that focused a lot of attention on demanding Israel end its “occupation” of Arab lands.

The gathering was meant to address the various acts of persecution, intimidation and discrimination that are resulting in a severe dwindling of Christian communities across the region.

But the bulk of the two-week meeting was spent discussing how Israel is the root cause of all the Middle East’s woes, including those faced by its Christians.

The final statement reflected that position. It listed the “occupation” of Arab lands, the building of Israel’s security barrier, military checkpoints, the jailing of terrorists (defined in the statement as “political prisoners”) and the general disruption of Palestinian life as some of the main reasons behind the exodus of Palestinian Christians and Muslim attacks on the Jewish state.

Cyril Salim Bustros, the Lebanon-born Greek archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts was responsible for delivering the final statement.

In clarifying remarks, he stated that “the Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”

He then escalated the situation by declaring that the original promises made by God to the children of Israel “were nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people.”

Bustros rejected the idea of Israel as “the Jewish state,” and insisted that eventually all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” must return to the land, a sure recipe for the demographic destruction of the world’s only Jewish nation-state.

Mordechai Levi, Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican, decried Bustros’ comments and the damage they had done to strengthening ties between Israel and the Church.

The Catholic Church has for years been trying to repair its image as an institution steeped in anti-Semitism. But Bustros’ remarks make fairly clear that the Vatican remains as dedicated as ever to replacement theology – that teaching that says God has tossed aside the Jews, despite is irrevocable promises to them, and that “the Church” has instead inherited those promises.

From Israel Today:

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10 responses to “Vatican Catholic Synod: Christ’s Promises Not For Jews

  1. GW,
    Welcome and thanks for dropping by..

    Great to hear from a Jewish Christian.. fulfilled in Jesus Christ alone!!
    And what the Vatican is doing IS indeed disturbing.. and totally anti-Biblical as well as anti-Israel. But that is not necessarily new with the Roman Catholic Church.

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  2. Sue,
    Glad to hear the good news about your church — enjoy the clear simple teaching of God’s Word.
    Be discerning!!

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  3. A sign of the times. Basically they have just called God a liar to His face! As a Jewish Christian, I find it especially disturbing.

  4. Thank you for your email! I think we found a church! 🙂 Not the one you mentioned which was on our list to try…We finally feel like we’ve found a church that has not gone emergent. Thank you for your very kind note. Blessings to you and your family.
    Love in His Grace,

  5. Hi Jack,
    I just wrote you back on my blog. 🙂 Just this year, my immediate family left the Roman Catholic Church to trust Christ alone. My husband and I both went to a well known VERY Catholic University. My whole extended family is Catholic. After researching world news on a daily basis as well as Vatican news, the scales were removed from my eyes. After hearing the pope call for world govt and watch the ecumenical prayer services and read the RCC catechism in great detail while comparing it to scripture, we had no choice but leave. Now that we are gone, it is very hard to find a good Biblical church since many of them are going emergent. Almost every week we look for a new church and it’s been one disapointment after another. We are still trusting the Lord will bring us where we need to be.
    In His Grace,

  6. Hi Scotty,

    You are right — and it has spread quickly into many main-line “protestant” churches, what with the New Age, contemplative Spirituality, Mysticism, etc.
    The guy’s statement, “the Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel…” is telltale in itself.

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  7. A lot of the Preterist thought has come from this line of thinking too. It’s an ideology that has been growing fast!

  8. Jack – keep praying for Sunny – he had us in a stir over this just last night. He used to be one of the greatest young Zionists of all time…now, he has bought into the lie.

  9. Hi Z,

    The Roman Catholic Church is thinking just like they have for years, most notably when cooperating with the Nazis.
    Theology is an amazing thing, when one aspect is wrong, it exposes many, many other errors.

    Good to hear from you — think of you often.

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  10. THAT is simply unbelievable! ” Bustros rejected the idea of Israel as “the Jewish state,”…….what are they THINKING?