Beware of false accusers such as Helga Hickman.
One of the biggest controversy’s in our time is replacement theology, this has been something I have often come across upon my rejection of it, but because I reject covenant theology or hyperdispensationalism and expressing that I am not in agreement with Helga Hickman, I am accused of bad mouthing her as this is false as well as promoting two gospels, this individual published a knee jerk reaction, Helga is pernicious and for some reason has it in her mind that she has used by her imagination and convinced herself by posted her conclusion of me recently on a blog I guess to make her feel better as she had been seeking attention for her self and so I am called a cowardly fool by Helga some one who states such directly she does not have the fruit of the spirit and she is acting contrary to Matthew 5:22 “and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.” of course everything I write here will be rejected by Helga, it is unfortunate that some one who claims to be evangelical can be maniacal and malignant.
This individual states
“I find it amazing, how it is, that some will box God into exercising His will as they purpose it! Sadly, some of these call themselves “preachers,” and advise against any who promote the two gospels! I keep running into one such wolf-in-sheep’s clothing, time and again, a Miguel Hayworth, who badmouths me, to boot! I am truly flattered! I, surely, must be doing things right! I have never had contact with the cowardly fool, who does so behind my back, while it is he has blocked me!! Thus, I don’t get to see his spewed “wisdom!” It, surely, does not take a sage to put two and two together, and come to realize THERE IS A REASON WHY PAUL IS CONSTANTLY REFERRING TO HIS GOSPEL, AS “MY GOSPEL,” and not anyone else’s, to the point he direly admonishes: In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL.” Romans 2:16 (King James Bible)
We know from scripture it is always best to avoid speaking to contentious women Prov 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
The Bible states in Prov 25:24 for a good reason to, if anything I try to avoid getting into debates when I can with brawling women, Helga does not hold to the same eschatology that I do and her speculation on end time events or her hyperdispensentionalism she believes is essential for salvation.
When speaking to Helga and reading her responses esp to others, she has shown very little grace, love and meekness, but would resort badmouthing and backbiting in name calling other people such mentally retarded etc and then writing accusations even showing herself to be crass, Helga is well worth avoiding.
What is it that I hold to, I believe in the one Gospel, this is the same gospel for both Jews and Gentiles, that Salvation is open for all men is through Jesus alone, the Bible teaches us that we gentiles in Christ who are the wild branches are included in the commonwealth of Israel through being grafted in, Romans 11:24, Ephesians 2:11 it is in Christ that we are reconciled to the Jews and it is through Christ we are not longer excluded from the “citizenship in Israel and we are no longer foreigners to the covenants of the promise” it is because of Christ we have been included in the blessings that come through Israel, we have not replaced or superseded Israel, nor do I hold to expansion theology that Israel has been extended, nor am I speaking in favor of Covenant Theology (this is not the same as replacement theology that others accuse dispensationalist’s who often accuse people who believe in such as rejecting the jews), Covenant Theology teaches that God has made a new covenant through Christ making Abraham covenant God made with the Jews redundant, making the land of Israel irrelevant, this is not a view I hold to, nor do I hold to the Church being spiritual Israel as the Bible has no such teaching, what I do believe is that psychical Israel will be saved in the future as taught in Romans 11:26, it is my belief that Romans 11:26 has nothing to do with the Church this is specifically speaking about the restoration of Israel after the tribulation period and the salvation of the 144,000 jews, Isaiah 59:20-21, 27:9 and Zech 13:8-9 as does Isaiah 10:20-23 goes into this.
Just as much as it is the same Gospel that God has included Gentiles in to his plan of salvation that through the sacrifice of Christ through his blood covenant our sins were cleansed, we are included in the citizenship of Israel and recognized by God because Christ has made a way for us, before Christ gentiles were not accepted into the promise of his blessing he gave to his people through Abraham and Gods plan for all men the Gospel was for the jews because we had no such law, but now Christ has made a way for us as it is the same with the Jews because they received the condemnation because of the law, but Jesus reconciled them through the offering of his atonement in Luke 22:20 the Bible shows it this example because of what he did, this is for both Jews and gentiles that we are included into a new covenant of his blood, “Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” demonstrating this is about covenant law and not the Abrahamic covenants bringing us into a new law called the law of life found in Romans 8.
Mike Openhiemer states:
“Many transfer the promises and the covenants of Israel to the Church, but there is absolutely no reason to do this. The Church is not spiritual Israel. Look up this phrase; you’ll never find the term or concept in the Bible. There are only two verses that are used to validate this view, both are unsupported when they are read in their full context.
There was no Church in the Old Testament because there was no incarnation, no revelation of the Son, nor his sacrifice that broke down the middle wall of partition that separated the Jews from the Gentiles (Eph.2:14). For the Church is made up of both believing Jews and Gentiles, not so for Israel.
Gal.3:29 says that those who belong to Christ are Abraham’s seed. The seed of Abraham does not mean one is Israel. It means those who are justified by faith are spiritual descendants of Abraham but this does not make them descendants of Jacob, who is Israel. They partake in the spiritual blessings that come through Israel. While there are two different groups of people who can be descendants of Abraham one of which is the Arabs, they do not share in the promises of Jacob. Only Israel is descended from the physical posterity of Jacob. God had specially promised to Israel salvation and the believing Jews received it through the gospel. But Paul explains that not all the natural descendants of Jacob were embraced in this “Israel;” for that “they are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (Rom. 9:6). As Paul already declared in an earlier chapter: “He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly” (Rom. 2:28, 29). The seed which is Israel is from Jacob and the apostle and other writers make a clear distinction between this and Abraham’s seed.
“But they have not all obeyed the gospel” ( Rom. 10:16). They have not all responded to God’s call to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. This is foretold by Isaiah, who is quoted by Paul in Rom. 9:27; that only a remnant of the natural descendants of Jacob would obtain the salvation of God. “Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the remnant hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded” (Rom. 11:7).
Gal. 3:7 “Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.” Being a son of Abraham does not make one a Jew, being a son of Jacob does, so a gentile can be a son of Abraham. But Jew’s are a son of Abraham and of Jacob.
As Paul stated in Rom. 4:11-16, the children of Abraham, are those who have the faith of Abraham, whether by their natural birth they were Jews or Gentiles. This is detailed in Galatians 3 and 4; Gal. 3:26 “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus” both Jews and Gentiles are spiritual brethren in the body of Christ.” The apostle says, to Gentile believers: “And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Gal. 3:29). So those who accept the Gospel both Jews and Gentiles are of Abraham’s seed, but only those who are physically Israel are from Jacobs seed.
The other verse is Gal.6:16 where Paul is addressing both believing Jews and Gentiles in the church “As many as walk according to this rule (Gentile believers) and upon “the Israel of God.” This can be made clear by the preceding verses v.12-13 where Paul is tackling the topic of circumcision and the Jews influence to have the gentiles circumcised. He then tells us the mandatory rite of the Abrahamic covenant is not applicable to the believer but it is the cross that is necessary to make a new creation. In its context this term means Jews who are believers, who believe salvation is by faith in Christ contrary to what the Judaizers’ were teaching that the law was needed also. Those (Jews) who obey this are the Israel of God (the remnant). Paul also addresses this in Rom.9:6-8 that there are two Israel’s, one that consists of Jews and the elect, the true Israel which are the physical posterity and also have the faith of Abraham, they are the Israel of God mentioned in Gal.6. As Paul states, “ for they are not all Israel who are of Israel” (Rom.9:6). There is also “Israel” after the flesh found in 1 Cor.10:18. The Church is never called spiritual Israel or is a new Israel replacing the old. Nor does it say believers become Jews. Both gentiles and Jews participate together in the New Covenant. as Eph. 2 addresses the middle wall of partition being broken down and God making a new entity. The church is neither Jew or Gentile but consists of both. The two put together make one “new man,” a third entity that is not Israel nor gentile. The word Israel is used 73 times in the New Testament, not once is it used for the Church.
Romans 2:28-29, “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.” Notice that the whole chapter is addressing the Jews. Within Paul’s theme of the book of Romans he addresses mankind that can be outlined in 3 portions. The whole world is under condemnation of sin1:18-3:30; then he addresses the Gentiles 1:18-2:16; He addresses the Jews 2:17-3:20.
According to Paul’s specific aim in this portion of the letter, not all the descendants from Jacob are Israel; as he states on 9:6 “They are not all Israel who are Israel.” Not all who are named Jews are truly Jews, the true Israel of God (the Jews) are those who believe in the Messiah. Rom.2:17- 20 starts with the greater responsibility the Jews have. He points to the law that was not given to the Gentiles but the nation of Israel, and they have the responsibility of knowing God.
It never says anything about a gentile being a spiritual Jew but is explaining that one is really Jewish not by the keeping of the law, but having a born again experience and following the Messiah. Paul is directing the teaching of the promised new covenant specifically to the Jews who believe, although the Gentiles are included. Paul is not teaching Gentiles become spiritual Jews but not all Jews are true Jews. There are Jews who believe and the Jews who are in unbelief. Just as it is put in other areas of a remnant among Israel, the true believers and a non-remnant, believing Israel as the Israel of God.
A believing Gentile becomes a spiritual son of Abraham which is an inheritor of the spiritual blessings God promised to the Jews, they are grafted into the covenant he made with Israel.
As for Israel, the Jews, Jer.30:18, 31:8 “Behold I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the ends of the earth.”
Isa.43:5 “I will bring your descendants from the east and gather you from the west…”
It is a nation that is being gathered today for the tribulation in their original homeland Israel, they are gathered first in unbelief until that fateful day where in Romans 11 Paul says they will all be saved, after the fullness of the gentiles has come in. The Church (made up of both Jews and Gentiles) and is dealt with differently than the nation of Israel, God obviously has a different plan for both.”
For Helga to state that I have two gospels is false, I do not hold to covenant theology, supersessionalism or replacement theology I believe in, in Helga’s promotion of Cornelius R. Stam who is an ultradispensationist he teaches that the church began with the conversion of Paul in Acts 9 it has been explained that Ultra Dispensationists have differing views, Helga is a ultradispensationist and believes that the great commission in the Gospels is Jewish and not for the church this teaching is contrary to (1 John 2:3-5; Matt. 7:24-27; James 1:22; Rom.2:13; John 14:15). It is clear that Helga contradicts scripture on these accounts this can been called heretical.
I do not agree with Helga’s promotion of Cornelius R. Stam’s who teaches that the church began at Acts 9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperdispensationalism
There is no scriptural support for this Cornelius view scripture does not teach the church started with Paul, in fact we read the church began in ACTS 2 on the day of Pentecost as well as in Acts 7:28 Stam ignores earlier scriptures this shows it is clearly not the case.Hyperdispensationalism aka ultra-dispensationalism has already been exposed as dangerous teaching as there are many forms of differing beliefs in the ultra-dispensationalist camp.
I would not Raleigh upon Helga’s ability to give any correct form of teaching as Helga has written about me publicly on her blog it has led me with no real choice but to send a clear warning advising people to stay clear of this woman either by e-mail or Facebook.
My prayer is that Helga will repent of this sin and that she retracts her false doctrine.