Down through the ages there has been a misconception in the churches. It is the idea that the Church of Christ has replaced Israel as the inheritor of the promises made to God's people. It is the idea that Israel is no longer the bride of Christ and that He has replaced Israel with the Church as his future wife. There is nothing scriptural about these beliefs. The Bible does not contradict itself. If the prophecies in the Old Testament are about the future glory of Israel, then we cannot arbitrarily apply them to the Church. The Church may share in those promises, but the Church has no right to claim them exclusively for itself.