The Weekend Word

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10 Responses

  1. Linnea says:

    Nice study, MLD, with incisive questions.

  2. Jean says:

    Great commentary this week MLD.

  3. em ... again says:

    IMNSHO and FWIW – this is one of MLD’s best 🙂

  4. Paul A. Lytton says:


    You brought up a very good point that I have neither ever thought of myself, nor been told about it by anyone else. That point is the woman stating the dog’s eating crumbs that fall on the flood by their master, being in reference to the Old Testament stating that God has promises to the whole world and not just to Israel.

    Perhaps many of you Pastors are, and have been, well aware of this, but I am one layperson that this is a first to.

    Like a brick upside the head, it brought light to me as being the beginning of Christ’s Earthly humanity completely in accordance to the fulfillment of the old Testament to include His offer too us Gentile’s.

    Thank you for this needed (to me) affectation regarding His Holy Word.

    God bless you,

  5. Linnea, Jean, em – thanks for the kind comments.

  6. Paul A. Lytton,
    Thank you for the thank you – and thanks for “getting it”.

    When you get that, then you get the folly of dispensationalism in any of it’s forms down to just the basic lite touch ‘rapture theology’ – all of which forbid the reading of the Old Testament in light other new – in other words, the New Testament is the sole interpreter of the Old Testament.

    Dispensationalists / rapture theologians will deny they do this but it only takes a few NT verses applied to the OT promises to dispel their error — and this is one of them. The Canaanite woman and the Roman centurion were not Jews and they both get it once they see it – while the Jews, the Pharisees etc are blind to it because this is their party and no outsiders are allowed in – by God’s command.

  7. If you take my opening comments from last weeks study;
    “This is the beginning of the old Israel coming to Jesus (the new Israel) and wanting to know why he is changing things. Jesus is going to tell them. The old has served it’s purpose, the old has gone to seed, the old is done in God’s economy.”

    and match it to my comments in v.22 here – I think I make the point that Matthew is making from chapter 15 to the conclusion. Each time Jesus confronts ‘old Israel’ through the Scribes, Sadducees and Pharisees he is saying done!!

    When he speaks to the “outsiders” he is establishing his new Israel – which is called the Church. Ezekiel 37 speaks directly to a new Israel rising out of a dead old Israel.

  8. em ... again says:

    #6- why is dispensationalism such a sore spot? if you don’t see it, you don’t see it … there is a case to be made that the concept has opportunists some trying to profit off of it, but we’ve always got Believers who go to seed on some concept or other for all kinds of reasons…
    just wondering

  9. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Em, the so called ‘hucksters’ don’t bother me at all. It’s those who are the serious teachers.

    As I point out it is a wrong headed reading of scripture (the reading of the OT into the NT) and the whole plan B deal – that many today back pedal from in public discourse but in private still hold to. Scofield and Chafee (Walvoord & Ryrie until almost 1960) calling the Jews God’s earthly kingdom inhabitants and the church God’s heavenly inhabitants.

    Much of this was covered up by the, I think 1967 new edition of the Scofield Bible.

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