M V Tronson has had a long association with Jewish Ministry. This includes being one of 48 invited non-Jewish (Gentile) international delegates to the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 2005 at the 'March of the Living' with Bridges for Peace based in Jerusalem, and a qualified tour guide to the Holy Land. He has also written extensively, arguing against Replacement Theology.
Replacement Theology is a popular term for the notion that God's promises to the heirs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were conditional and therefore abrogated by Israel's disobedience. According to this theology, the Church stepped in as the true "Israel of God" and possessed the spiritualised, redefined covenants of promise.
Eldwood McQuaid, writing in the 'Jerusalem Post' on 14 January 2008, explained the end result of such a view, in these words: "Israelis have no more right to the land than their Muslim/Arab antagonists. Israel is seen as a squatter on property it seized from militarily inferior Palestinians who should receive it back, so much so that Israel has been called an apartheid state equal to South Africa, which practiced legal racial segregation and suppressed human rights from 1948 to 1994."
M V Tronson advances the viewpoint that the Jewish people retain a special place in the economy of God. He is supported in this by numerous biblical announcements on this subject, two of which are: Psalm 105 'He remembers His covenant forever'; and Romans 11 'They are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God's gifts and His call are irrevocable'.
God's covenant with Abraham, explains M V Tronson, is just as unconditional and everlasting as His covenant with the Church as is stated in Titus 3 The Lord 'saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.'
M V Tronson muses, "God's covenants with Israel and with the Church are based on His promise, not our performance. The Old Testament Israel and the New Testament Church both stood, and still stand, by His Grace."
He further cautions that a fundamental tenet of the Koran is that both Israel and the Church failed. Muslims hold they have "replaced" both the Jewish faith and the Christian Church.
The logical conclusion of Replacement Theology, says M V Tronson, requires thorough reflection, which becomes more worrying the more one reflects.
"If God could replace Israel, in spite of His unconditional, everlasting promises, then He could replace the Church! If you hold to a theology that says, 'God has forever forsaken physical Israel,' or 'The Church has replaced Israel,' you should also seriously and carefully re-examine your view pertaining to the authority of Scripture.
"Replacement Theology, along with a weak view of the authority of Scripture, leads directly to the possibility that the Koran is right. The implications of this for the already hapless Palestinian Christians are horrific!" M V Tronson stated.