Dispensationalism

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  • The    Abrahamic Covenant, Dispensationally Considered - One's understanding of    scripture concerning the nation of Israel and end time events is profoundly    influenced by whether one holds to a Dispensational or a Covenant    Theological viewpoint. 

  • Another Gospel?    - Dispensationalism resolves perceived scriptural contradictions; for    example, Gal. 1:6-9 condemns those who preach another gospel, yet an angel    clearly preaches another gospel in Revelation 14:6, without being condemned. 

  • Berean Radio Network - Biblical    studies in apologetics and dispensational teaching 

  • Bible Food For Hungry    Christians - Examining the Biblical Term "Dispensation" - Once    God's Dispensations are understood, non-Church-Age Scriptures cannot be    applied to the church today; for example, Matt 24:36-44 does not refer to    the Rapture. 

  • Bible Study Lessons    - With thirty Bible Lessons on one page, Lesson 10 emphasizes the importance    of Dispensationalism; and Lesson 19 describes at least four dispensations,    with the third dispensation interrupting the second. 

  • Bible Study    Letters: Dispensations - Dispensationalists are commonly accused of    teaching different methods of salvation in different dispensations; however,    the Bible states that salvation comes from Christ alone, and is never based    on works. 

  • Bible Study    Manuals: Dispensational Theology - After giving a basic definition of    Dispensationalism, this study examines the seven traditionally recognized    dispensations in detail, including the common Dispensational viewpoint    concerning the seventy weeks of Daniel. 

  • A Biblical Look at the    Baptism of the Holy Spirit - The major doctrine the Pentecostals and    Charismatics do not understand is the dispensational truth that Christians    are not in the Old Testament times, but live in a different dispensation. 

  • Biblion College-Seminary --    Silverton, Oregon - Biblion College-Seminary (BCS) is a nonĖprofit    fundamental, dispensational Christian College with one purpose - to train    men and women to teach the Bible in an accurate and interesting way. 

  • Brethren Writers Hall of Fame    - Life and Works of all major authors of dispensational works, mostly    Plymouth Brethren but many Presbyterian and Lutheran. With works online,    more samples of works, and links to similar sites. 

  • Clarence Larkin    Charts - Bible Charts, by Clarence Larkin, have been extremely helpful    to Christians since they were first published over 75 years ago. 

  • Covenants and    Dispensations - This treatise on the various dispensations of God's    covenants is written from a fairly dispensational perspective, although its    author claims to be neither a Dispensationalist nor a Covenant Theologian. 

  • Difficult Scriptures    Explained - Dispensationalism helps explain the seeming contradictions    in Scripture; for example, one passage intones "saved by faith without    works", while another states "faith without works is dead". 

  • The    Dispensation of Grace - Because the beginning of the book of Acts is    transitional, it isn't until the Jews nationally reject their Messiah that    the gospel is taken directly to the Gentiles. 

  • The Dispensational Gospels    - Dispensationalism is in danger of falling, due in part to a failure to    distinguish between Jesus' earthly Gospel for Israel, and His heavenly    Gospel for the Church. 

  • Dispensational    International Research Network - Although recent systematized    eschatology portrays confusion on this subject in the early church, many    church fathers set forth theological principles which laid the foundation    for modern systematized dispensationalism. 

  • A    Dispensational Model: The Essentials - Part I - This page systematically    presents the essential elements of Traditional or Classical    Dispensationalism, and carefully answers the false belief that    Dispensationalism teaches more than one way of salvation. 

  • Dispensationalism    - Bible Study with Pastor Gregory - God administrates His rule over the    world as He progressively works out His purpose in the world for His own    glory. 

  • Dispensationalism    and God's Glory - The primary focus of this paper is to discuss the    glory of God, as it is seen in the dispensations. 

  • Dispensationalism and the    Church - The key to Dispensationalism lies not in defining a specific    number of dispensations, but in the belief that God is working with man in a    progressive way. 

  • Dispensationalism, by F.J.    Smith - Because dispensationalists tend to interpret the scriptures more    literally, they see a clear distinction between Godís program for Israel    and His program for the church. 

  • Dispensationalism    Defended - The Bible For Today presents several audio messages that    explain and defend Dispensationalism, by Pastor D. A. Waite, Th.D., Ph.D.    which proclaims and defends the principles of the Bible. 

  • Dispensationalism    Defined - Dispensationalists acknowledge the distinction between Israel    and the Church, apply a consistently literal principle of interpretation,    and conceive God's purpose to be His own glory, rather than the single    purpose of salvation. 

  • Dispensationalism    Explained - Various articles clarifying Dispensationalism, in view of    the confused theological climate. 

  • Dispensationalism    Explained - Tom Elseroad - Dispensationalism takes into account    progressive and ongoing revelation. Each successive dispensation unfolds    more of God's truth. 

  • Dispensationalism    Explained and Defended - The apostles ministered during the generation    in Israel which saw the Old Testament economy pass from existence, to be    replaced by the church age, or the "times of the Gentiles." 

  • Dispensationalism    Understood - One in a series of 36 Bible lessons from Rogma    International, intended to help its students lay a foundation to    understanding God's word 

  • Dispensationalism's    Development - Dispensationalism is a movement of eschatological    interpretation distinguished by its belief that a consistently literal    hermeneutic mandates a consistent biblical distinction between Israel and    the Church. 

  • Dispensationalism's    Missing Link - This Paper will consider three types of Dispensationalism    (Classic Pauline, Traditional, and Progressive), and the relationship of the    Independent Fundamental Churches of America to them. 

  • Dispensations    - After examining in detail the most commonly recognized dispensations and    eschatological positions, this paper concludes with a defense of the    premillennial, pre-tribulation viewpoint, upon which dispensationalism is    based. [PDF] 

  • The Dispensations -    It is absolutely essential for the believer to learn the scriptural    difference between his relationship to earth and heaven, the flesh and the    Spirit, Judaism and Christianity. 

  • The Dispensations - This    chart outlines three major dispensations (Theocentric, Christocentric, and    Eschatological), as taught by R. B. Thieme 

  • Dispensations    & Creation Week - The six-day creation (and seventh day of rest) in    Genesis perfectly portrays the seven dispensations, because each day of    creation matches the corresponding dispensation, with some very interesting    parallels. 

  • The    Distinction Between Israel and the Church - This page presents evidence    supporting the distinction between Israel and the church, and explains why    the church could not have existed prior to Acts chapter 2. 

  • Doc's Exhortation    Place - Free Bible Studies and outline studies, all from the standpoint    of Biblically principled dispensationalism. 

  • Doctrine    of Dispensations - This detailed study, from William E. Wenstrom, Jr.    Bible Ministries, takes a unique approach by classifying the dispensations    into three groups - Theocentric, Christocentric, and Eschatological. [PDF] 

  • Does    Dispensationalism Teach Two Ways of Salvation? - Although normative    dispensationalism has never taught anything other than a single way of    salvation, its opponents often make the false claim that dispensationalism    teaches two ways of salvation. 

  • Duluth Bible Church:    Rightly Dividing - From Duluth Bible Church, these Rightly Dividing    Illustrations explain the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans    1:16) from a Dispensational perspective. 

  • Forum: Eschatology -    Because Southern Baptists have formed no consensus on Eschatology, SBC Life    gathered 3 scholars - Drs. Paige Patterson (a dispensational    premillennialist), David Dockery, and Millard Erickson - to discuss this    issue. 

  • Grace Notes    on Dispensations - This page combines a basic outline of    Dispensationalism with a brief overview of the Scofield Reference Bible. 

  • The    Historical Development of Dispensational Theology In Fundamentalism -    One of fundamentalism's key characteristics, from the time it was introduced    in the early 1800s to its almost wide scale acceptance in the middle of the    twentieth century, is Dispensationalism. 

  • How Does the    Dispensationalist Interpret the Sermon on the Mount? - The argument    developed in this paper is an analysis of four major but differing views by    Dr. Campbell, Dr. Toussaint, Mr. Sinclair, and Dr. Pentecost. 

  • The    Importance of the Work of the Holy Spirit and the Gospel - The Holy    Spirit is the Restrainer of evil during this dispensation, and when He    departs with the Church at the Rapture, evil will reign throughout    Danielís 70th Week. 

  • Intro    to Dispensations - This nine-part series on Dispensationalism contains a    separate study for each of eight distinct dispensations, with the eighth    being the new heaven and earth. 

  • Introduction    to Dispensational Theology - The Bible is a complex work, with a clear    design and process; and dispensationalism breaks it down into various    components, so that it is easier to understand. 

  • An    Introduction to Dispensations - Dispensationalism best explains the    reason why God has changed His instructions for believers down through the    ages (i.e., believers today are no longer forbidden from eating certain    meats). 

  • Israel: The Center of    Divine History - Just as Luther re-discovered the long-suppressed    doctrine of salvation by faith during the Reformation, so have    Dispensationalists re-discovered the long-lost truth of the pre-Millennial    Rapture. 

  • Literal    Hermeneutics, Theological Method, and the Essence of Dispensationalism -    This paper, which refines Charles Ryrie's "sine qua non" of    dispensationalism, shows that the differences between dispensationalism and    covenantalism are so great, they can never be successfully reconciled. 

  • The Midweek    Rapture and the Pauline Ministry - Paul received revelation that the day    of Christ is different from the day of the Lord, and that the 12 apostles    were unknowing members of Christ's Body in Acts 2. 

  • Mystery of The    Ages - Part 1 - The church is neither a continuation of the "Jewish    Dispensation", nor the "kingdom", because the mystery of the    ages was not revealed prior to Paulís apostleship (Eph. 3:5-7). 

  • The    Parenthesis of the Present Dispensation - Sudden prophetic breaks, such    as Christ's proclamation that only half of Isaiah 61:2 was fulfilled in Luke    4:18-20, are best explained Dispensationally; the second half pertains to a    future dispensation. 

  • Peter,    Paul, or Mary - Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth - Much of the    material here is taken from the book by Dr. Douglas Stauffer called One Book    Rightly Divided, and is used with his permission and blessing. 

  • Preaching    of Jesus Christ According to the Revelation Of the Mystery - When Jesus    Christ is preached according to the revelation of the Mystery, the saints    will be edified with the sound doctrine of Grace for this present    dispensation. 

  • Present    Evil Age, Dispensation of Grace, and World System - This paper,    presented to the Theological Forum on Contemporary Issues, explores the    similarities and distinctions between the dispensation of grace, the world    system, and this present evil age. 

  • Pre-Trib    Perspectives - The First Foundation: Consistent Literal Interpretation -    Although Dispensationalists apply consistent literal interpretation    "whenever possible", they realize some passages are obviously    figurative; yet critics misrepresent the practice of literal interpretation    by pointing to these very passages. 

  • Pre-Trib Rapture    Deception? - John Darby probably began believing in a pre-trib rapture    between December 1826 and January 1827, thereby having a three-year jump on    Margaret McDonald's supposed "vision" in 1830. 

  • Rightly Dividing    Leads to Rightly Understanding the Kingdom - God's plans for the nation    of Israel were different from His plans for the church, because during the    Four Gospels, Jesus was offering the kingdom to Israel alone. 

  • Rightly Dividing the Word    of Truth - C. I. Scofield's explanation of the seven unequal time    periods, from the creation of Adam to the new heaven and new earth, which    are referred to as dispensations. 

  • The Scriptural fact that    Israel has a future supports Dispensationalism - In order to change from    Dispensationalism to postmillennialism, it is necessary to spiritualize many    passages referring to a future for national Israel, and replace Israel with    the church. 

  • Some    Reflection on the Dispensations - The word Dispensation does not refer    to different programs of salvation, which has always been by grace through    faith (Eph. 2:8); but to the manner in which God manages mankind. 

  • Study    the Bible Dispensationally - Even traditional dispensationalists    sometimes recognize as many as nine dispensations; also, this page traces    the belief in dispensations all the way back to the Apostles. 

  • The Theke - The Theke - A    collection of links focused on Dispensationalism and Biblical prophecy. 

  • Thy Testimonies - This is a    non-sectarian, dispensational Bible study site, teaching Godís    sovereignty, and the Scriptures rightly divided. We have nothing to sell,    and nothing to join 

  • What is    Dispensationalism, By Michael J. Vlach - Since the mid-1800s,    dispensationalism has exerted great influence on the way many Christians    view the doctrines of ecclesiology and eschatology 

  • Why    We Believe in Dispensationalism - Asserts that since Dispensationalists    have become the whipping boys for all kinds of theological movements, it has    never been more important to know why they believe as they do. [PDF] 

  • Why    We Need Dispensationalism - David F. Reagan explains why "rightly    dividing the word" according to 2 Tim. 2:15 is a dynamic approach to    scripture, compared to the static concept of "right division".