Q. I was at a home school conference a couple of years ago and heard (a well known theologian) use one of the verses you used in this week’s commentary to support his replacement theology position:
The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” (Psalm 110:1)
According to him this one verse sums it all up “Jesus will not return to earth until the Christians have made things on earth better and better by going forth and multiplying.”
I would appreciate your comments on what this verse really means because I know that the Bible teaches things here are going to get worse not better.
A. I personally don’t think the interpretation of Psalm 110:1 you’ve quoted could be further from God’s intention. You underlined the word “until” in your question, but it’s the next word, “I”, that defines the passage. God is the one making His enemies His footstool, not the Church.
And you’re right. The only prophecy I see in Scripture for the End Times “church” is a great falling away (2 Thes. 2:3) something we see beginning in the rapid growth of the emergent church movement.