Why Christians Can Never Be Anti-Semitic

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TylerR's picture


It's always hilarious to see find yet another Reformed writer who has absolutely no idea what dispensationalists actually believe. This man is usually a responsible writer.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

pvawter's picture

I'm not familiar with that particular blog, but a simple search for articles mentioning dispensationalism seems to suggest that building straw men that look like Pre-mill dispensationalists is a favorite pastime of the author.
And i don't really blame him. I mean, how can you be expected to actually read what dispensationalists write before you criticize them?
Seems like an unreasonable standard to me.

Aaron Blumer's picture


Might be some interesting research: as a %, how many non-dispensationalists are anti-semitic vs. dispensationalists who are anti-semitic?

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.

CAWatson's picture

W.B. Riley was a known anti-semite (anti-semitism was popular in Minneapolis from the 20s to the 40s, which explains why many Jewish people moved from Minneapolis to St. Louis Park and St. Paul). There were others...

On the other hand, A.C. Gaebelein, and W.E.B. were pro-Israel. 

CAWatson's picture

Plus, the author needs to re-read what men of his own ilk (like Schreiener) have written on the "olive tree." The tree is a place of blessing, not a people of God. The language and metaphors are different. One place of blessing, two (and more) peoples of God. 

Andrew K's picture

Schreiner isn't of his ilk. He holds to a variant of New Covenant Theology. The author here holds to Classic Paedobaptist Covenant theology (he's a PCA/Westminster guy). I don't think he'd care to be lumped in with Schreiner.

Bert Perry's picture

I am guessing that the title of this post would come as something of a surprise to Jews among us, or for that matter any Christian who remembers his history.   It also strikes me that the mere claim that "we are spiritual Israel" is going to be seen by a LOT of Jews as anti-semitic, and given history, again, I cannot blame them.

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