June 15, 2019 | Interview: Dr. Bill Krewson

Interview: Dr. Bill Krewson

Did you know that the church has had a sad history when it comes to the treatment of the Jewish people? Even in the first few centuries after Jesus died, church leaders and other Christians were calling the Jewish people “Christ killers” and other untrue and terrible terms. They were teaching that Israel failed at God’s plan because they rejected Jesus and that God replaced them completely with the church.

This week we welcome pastor and professor Dr. Bill Krewson to the program to talk about a book he has written on a popular church scholar that lived 1700 years ago, Saint Jerome. We’ll hear how Jerome was reaching out to the Jewish people in the midst of this hard time in history when the normal teachings of the day concerning the Jewish people were anti-Semitic.

Has the Church Replaced Israel?

By Michael J. Vlach

One of the earliest accepted teachings in church history was that the church has replaced Israel, which is called replacement theology. The roles of Israel and the church in God’s program for humanity are still a point of fervent disagreement. Why is there so much confusion?

In Dr. Michael Vlach’s book Has the Church Replaced Israel?, find out what God has revealed to humanity. With this resource you can trace the development of replacement theology, the New Testament passages concerning Israel’s future, and the biblical evidence for God’s plan for the salvation and restoration of Israel.


Apples of Gold: With an Arab Family in Bethlehem

Zvi went to Bethlehem to visit an Arab coworker who was not well. As he was visiting, many of the man’s friends and family were talking about Jewish people in an anti-Semitic way. Feeling uncomfortable with their words and actions, Zvi went to leave. The elder of the home stopped him and refused to let him leave. Hear what happened next when Zvi spoke to him in Arabic.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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