And Paul said:
“For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen” (Romans 9:3-5).
Paul’s great love for his Jewish brethren prompted him to say such a thing; almost unthinkable – to see his fellow Jews come to Christ and be saved, he was inwardly willing to forfeit his own salvation.
For many years, John Hagee has been teaching and preaching a doctrine of devils. It is known as Dual-Covenant Theology. It simply means that Jews do not need Jesus in order to be saved.
It teaches that God has a special arrangement with the Jews. This is a lie and I shudder to think about how many of my people have gone to hell because of Hagee’s errant teaching.
Hagee is well loved in Israel and one does not have to imagine why. I have often wondered if John Hagee truly believes dual-Covenant theology; or does he just love “being loved” by the people of Israel?
Or perhaps it is a scenario of having taught this for so long, even if he suddenly realized that what he has done is wrong and against the Word of God, that he might be too ashamed to tell the truth.
I don’t know how the man sleeps at night.
Watch Marty Goetz, Jewish believer in Yeshua explain dual-Covenant Theology:
Here is an audio of Jimmy DeYoung speaking with David James
To listen, click HERE <Begin listening at mark 55 minutes to hear about dual-covenant theology.
Dual Covenant Theology & the Jewish Need for Salvation in Yeshua
Do Jews have a separate covenant with God that makes them exempt from needing to believe in Yeshua for salvation?
God did make a covenant with Abraham that made clear God’s eternal purposes for Israel as His chosen people to be a blessing to all nations. God provided the Torah to Israel through Moses as protective guidelines for national existence and the means to corporate worship of God. The Torah was a national moral code for Israel. Jeremiah prophesied of a New Covenant between God and Israel and Judah in Jeremiah 31:31-34. This Covenant would be different than the covenant given to Moses. It would be written upon Jewish hearts and minds by God Himself. In this New Covenant, every member of the people of Israel would be able to know God personally.
The first century followers of Yeshua believed this Covenant with its distinct spiritual privilege of the internalized work of God and personal acquaintance with Him was ratified and made fully operational by Yeshua Himself in Matthew 26:26-28. Like all other Hebraic covenants, it was inaugurated by a broken body and shed blood. In the New Covenant instance, it was by Yeshua’s own broken body and shed blood.
Israel’s trust in Yeshua’s sacrifice makes it possible for Jewish people to come into a New Covenant relationship with God, e.g., forgiveness of sins, making alive (regenerating) the deadened spirit of man, and knowing the voice of God personally. This New Covenant was made specifically with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. The salvation promised in the New Covenant is available only to Jewish people and those from every tribe and tongue who come to fully trust in Yeshua. Only in Yeshua does any Jewish or Gentile person find forgiveness for sin, redemption, reconciliation to God, and the chance to receive the gift of eternal life. There is no hope of eternal life for anyone, Jew or Gentile, apart from faith in Yeshua. source
Brethren, I am eternally grateful that the Christian couple who led me to the Throne of Grace in 1983 did not believe in dual-Covenant theology. They knew that I was a Jew, but they also knew that no one can come to heaven without Yeshua!