Dispensationalism

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A couple of links and resources contra Dispensationalism:

Dispensationalism: an Overview and Critique, A Peculiar Hermeneutic With Errors = An excellent, but short, overview by Pastor Al Martin. I like how Martin compares differing schools of Dispensationalism to different flavours of mustard carefully avoiding the term ‘hyper.’

Covenant Theology vs. Dispensationalism = More specificially, Particular Baptist CT as expressed in the second London Baptist Confession of 1689. I’ve watched this video a few times and recommend it.

A Study of Dispensationalism by A. W. Pink = I had my doubts about Dispensationalism long before I gave up the system for good and Pink’s work was helpful in pointing out some of the errors of this hermeneutic.

Francisco Ribera (one / two) = Until the 1800’s Protestantism identified the pope or the office of the pope of Rome as antichrist. Futurism was a suggested way to remove suspicion of the papacy as antichrist, to a yet to come, future figure. Although Dispensationalism has no connection with the Jesuits it is a school of futurism.

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6 thoughts on “Dispensationalism

  1. Pingback: Dispensationalism Roundup [Audio & Video + More via Al Martin, Barcellos, Renihan(s), Pink, Waldron, Borgman, Riddle] | The Confessing Baptist

  2. Sadly few get the real essence of Dispensationalism, but see only the faulty aspects that have been overly pressed. But Israel, has always been the central promises of God, for both Jew & Gentile, Romans 15: 8-9, etc. As Jesus said, “salvation is from the Jews.” (John 4: 22)

  3. Fr. Robert, we agree that God has promised to save Israel but we disagree on the scoop of the covenantal promise. If I’m not mistaken you would claim ethnic Israel is central, I would say Israel by faith receives the promises regardless of their ethnic heritage. The covenant promises were expanded to include gentiles by faith.

    Brother, my blog and my own personal posting habits would not be the same without you. Thanks again.

    • Yes, you are correct, I see Historical Israel always somewhat connected to Ethnic Israel! St. Paul does not completely disconnect them! But in the end, only a Third of both historical & ethnic Israel will be saved and made regenerate! (Zech. 13: 8-9 / Matt. 19: 28) Here is both individual regeneration and the “renewal-regeneration” of the Land and Nation of Israel…in the New Creation. (Rev. 21-22)

      Thanks for the kind words! Indeed blogging is an extension of ourselves, or should be, though we are all so fallible (I feel and know the latter all too well myself!)

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