Traditional versus Dispensational Interpretation

Excellent post.

Abraham's Seed

The traditional method of Scriptural interpretation used by Protestants is well summed by the London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689), Chapter 1, Article 9:

Historic Baptist/Protestant View

The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself; and therefore when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched by other places that speak more clearly.

Viewed from another vantage point is Augustine’s oft quoted saying that “the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and that the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed“.

According to Plan (Goldsworthy)

One small modern book that teaches Bible students how to study the Bible in light of the full revelation of Christ is Graeme Goldsworthy’sAccording to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible. Goldsworthy highlights the key events of the…

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  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert · November 17, 2013

    Would that it was as easy as ‘the historic verses the dispensational’, but this is hardly the truth! After well over 25 years on this subject, I am quite simply but I hope profoundly, or real (to some degree) a Historic Pre-Mill, but with very certain dispensational and Progressive Dispensational beliefs. But hardly a hard and fast system! But always with National Israel first, then Gentile Christianity, we Gentiles surely come into (degree) their Covenant/covenants and Salvation History! (Rom. 15: 8-9) But most certainly, we are in the throws of Gentile Apostasy!

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