Romans 11 warns us about replacement theology.... Romans 11:17-18: "And if some of the branches were broken off, and you (all gentile believers), being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them (Israel) became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you" Don't get me wrong here. There is only one way to be saved, through Jesus. Both individual Jew and gentile are being saved today when they believe in Jesus as savior and they then become part of the body of Christ. But.... Israel has not been done away with. I think it's terribly sad that so many try to replace Israel with the church as if God is done with Israel and has no future plans for her. Yes - the remnant will one day come to believe in Jesus also, as scripture states they will confess their sin and rejection, mourn for Him like an only son and then plead for His return during much tribulation. They will be saved in the last 3 days of the tribulation, as Hosea confirms. One's belief that Israel is finished just instigates all kinds of thoughts about the Jews, particularly hatred towards them (anti semitism). Do you see how one idea can lead to another idea, and soon you have a whole new doctrine born out of this initial belief? I hate to think that some Christians might be be led to join with the nations that come against Israel. Copy/Paste.... "....Replacement Theology. It is found in Roman Catholicism, some Protestant denominations and Islam!" "Replacement theology (also known as supersessionism) essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Adherents of replacement theology believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel. All the different views of the relationship between the church and Israel can be divided into two camps: either the church is a continuation of Israel (replacement/covenant theology), or the church is completely different and distinct from Israel (dispensationalism/premillennialism). Replacement theology teaches that the church is the replacement for Israel and that the many promises made to Israel in the Bible are fulfilled in the Christian church, not in Israel. So, the prophecies in Scripture concerning the blessing and restoration of Israel to the Promised Land are “spiritualized” or “allegorized” into promises of God's blessing for the church. Major problems exist with this view, such as the continuing existence of the Jewish people throughout the centuries and especially with the revival of the modern state of Israel. If Israel has been condemned by God, and there is no future for the Jewish nation, how do we explain the supernatural survival of the Jewish people over the past 2000 years despite the many attempts to destroy them? How do we explain why and how Israel reappeared as a nation in the 20th century after not existing for 1900 years? The view that Israel and the church are different is clearly taught in the New Testament. Biblically speaking, the church is completely different and distinct from Israel, and the two are never to be confused or used interchangeably. We are taught from Scripture that the church is an entirely new creation that came into being on the day of Pentecost and will continue until it is taken to heaven. The church has no relationship to the curses and blessings for Israel. The covenants, promises, and warnings are valid only for Israel. Israel has been temporarily set aside in God's program during these past 2000 years. God will restore Israel as the primary focus of His plan. The first event at this time is the tribulation (Revelation 6-19). The world will be judged for rejecting Christ, while Israel is prepared through the trials of the great tribulation for the second coming of the Messiah. Then, when Christ does return to the earth, at the end of the tribulation, Israel will be ready to receive Him. The remnant of Israel which survives the tribulation will be saved, and the Lord will establish His kingdom on this earth with Jerusalem as its capital. With Christ reigning as King, Israel will be the leading nation, and representatives from all nations will come to Jerusalem to honor and worship the King—Jesus Christ. The church will return with Christ and will reign with Him for a literal thousand years (Revelation 20:1-5). Both the Old Testament and the New Testament supports this understanding of God's plan for Israel. Even so, the strongest support is found in the clear teaching of Revelation 20:1-7, where it says six times that Christ's kingdom will last 1000 years. After the tribulation the Lord will return and establish His kingdom with the nation of Israel, Christ will reign over the whole earth, and Israel will be the leader of the nations. The church will reign with Him for a literal thousand years. The church has not replaced Israel in God's plan. While God may be focusing His attention primarily on the church in this dispensation of grace, God has not forgotten Israel and will one day restore Israel to His intended role as the nation He has chosen (Romans 11)"