If The Jews Had Accepted Jesus

by David Padfield (http://www.Padfield.com)
 
Modern premillennial theory insists God had not anticipated the rejection of Jesus by the Jews. They often think that God was shocked when Jesus "came to His own, and His own did not receive Him" John 1:11. They also teach that one day Christ will return to this earth and the Jews will then accept Him as their Messiah. The Bible teaches that the Father in heaven knew all along how the Jews would react to His Son Jesus. God had planned the time perfectly and "when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law" Galatians 4:4.
 
Have you ever considered what would have happened if the Jews had accepted Jesus as their Savior and King? Let's look at the consequences:
 
First, there would have been no crucifixion, and hence no shedding of blood. "For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins" Heb. 10:4. However, Jesus spent His entire earthly life preparing for the cross. "'And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.' This He said, signifying by what death He would die." John 12:23-33.
 
Second, since there would have been no shedding of blood, there could be no remission of sins. "And according to the law almost all things are purged with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission" Heb. 9:22. On the night in which He was betrayed, as He instituted the Lord's Supper, Jesus said, "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." (Matt. 26:28).
 
Third, the church would have never been established, since it was purchased with the precious blood of Christ. When Paul addressed the elders from Ephesus, he admonished them "to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood" (Acts 20:28). The church is composed of saved people. In the New Testament, "the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved" (Acts 2:47).
 
Fourth, if the Jews had accepted Christ as their Messiah, there would be no gospel, since the foundation of it is the death, burial and resurrection of Christ (1 Cor. 15:3-4). This "message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Cor. 1:18).
 
Premillennialists usually have very little use for the gospel of Christ -- they look upon it with contempt, however, "it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe." (1 Cor. 1:21). Do you believe in the power of the gospel?
 

Suggested Reading For Your Further Study...

  • Todd Weiner of York, Pennsylvania and David Padfield engaged in a public Debate on Premillennialism and the 1,000 reign of Christ on earth. The first two evenings of the debate were conducted in Evansville, Indiana on November 5 and 6, 1992. On November 19 and 20, 1992 the debate was continued in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • The Kingdom Of Promise And Prophecy. Sixteen sermon charts showing that the church was established as a result of Divine prophecy. Discusses passages such as Daniel 2, Isaiah 2 and Joel 2 (PDF file size: 114k).
  • Jehovah: An Eternal King. Seven sermon charts showing how God has always had a kingdom, and has always been a sovereign king (PDF file size: 45k).
  • The Throne Of David. Fifteen sermon charts showing how Christ was seated on David's throne when He ascended into heaven. His being seated at God's right hand is a fulfillment of 2 Samuel 7:12-13 (PDF file size: 82K).


"He came unto his own, and his own received him not."
"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,"


For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
"And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified." "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. "If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour." "Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour." "Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." "The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him." "Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes." Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." "This he said, signifying what death he should die."
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
"For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood."
"Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;" "And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
"For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."


"And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom." "He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever."
"It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:" "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:" "If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself."



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