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We speak much in these dissertations concerning the future of the nation of Israel. However, there are many today who have joined the segment of theologians who deny for Israel the blessings of God.
Many well known radio/TV preachers/Bible teachers, and college founders/presidents are found within their ranks. Among those who have the ear of America, bible literalists are relatively few in number, and growing more scarce.
Some are "Preterists."  They believe that the entire Book of The Revelation, the last Book of the New Testament, was fulfilled in the current events of John’s day.
This would lead to the modern day development of "Replacement Theology." This is the position that takes God’s promises to Israel, away from that nation, and ascribes them to the Church. Of course, they must then be spiritualized, and/or allegorized.
I would encourage you to do three things:
First, turn in your Bible to Genesis 12:1 – 3, and itemize, in verses two and three, the seven promises of God to Abram. (You can easily discern them by simply taking the passage apart, phrase by phrase, looking at that which God promises Abram He will do.)
The promises are unconditional, and are part of the Abrahamic Covenant. This leads to the second suggestion—
Learn about the six Bible Covenants, and about the error of Covenant Theology, by clicking here!
If you will do the above, then a third task is necessitated. It is to ask your Pastor, favorite radio/TV preacher/teacher — before you attend another service, or spend an additional penny of support, if such holds to the above exposed erroneous positions, or to the truth, i.e. that Israel is still the Apple of God’s Eye, Deuteronomy 32:10b and that God’s promises to Abram, Isaac and Jacob continue in effect, and will be literally fulfilled.
(Your comments on this article would be welcome.)
 …"pret•er•ist noun
1. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse have already been fulfilled.
Compare futurist def. 2 , presentist …." http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/preterist
Dr. Swaim is a native North Carolinian, where he now resides. He was saved as a young lad in Calvary Baptist Church, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and immediately became a student of the Word of God. Among his most influential teachers were the late Drs. W. Herbert Brown, and Elmer Piper, two of his childhood pastors. Others included, first of all, his late godly mother, who, beside her own testimony, equipped him with a Scofield Reference Bible, and fed him a spiritual diet of radio preachers. Prominent among them were the late Drs. Oliver B. Green, M. R. DeHaan and Charles Fuller.
Following high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, and trained as a helicopter mechanic. In November of 1959, he married Marnie Faye Jordan, his wife now of over 50 years. After six years of military service, he answered the call to preach, and enrolled in Piedmont Bible (now, Baptist) College, in his hometown of Winston-Salem. In the early part of 1971, he entered his first pastorate, graduating from college in the Spring with a Th.B degree. He pastored churches in North Carolina and Virginia until 1998, and being also involved in additional areas of service, including music, radio, print, and addiction recovery ministries. During this time frame, he earned his Master and Doctor Degrees, from the Andersonville Baptist Seminary,in Camilla, Georgia. (now, Andersonville Theological Seminary)
Though not now pastoring a church, due to some physical restrictions, he is an an active member of the Green Valley Baptist Church, Walkertown, North Carolina, where Brother Wayne Dunn is the fine Pastor. Pastor Wayne often calls upon Dr. Swaim to preach, and fill the pulpit in his absence, as well as being elected now as Teacher of the Auditorium Bible Class.
Several years ago, Dr. Swaim was diagnosed with a cancer on one vocal chord. Through much prayer, and appropriate medical procedures, he is now cancer free. To God be the glory, with many thanks also to the VA Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, for their great work.
Thank you, and may our Lord Jesus make this web site ministry a blessing to you,
Dr. O. Wilburn Swaim Th.D