Dispensational Theology

Dispensationalism

    This is a theological system that substantially prevails among most evangelical Bible schools and at least three major evangelical seminaries.    The word “dispensation” means a period of time in which God governs man in differing ways from age to age. An example would be God’s dealing with man during Old Testament times in contrast to His dealing during New Testament times.  Therefore, virtually every professing Christian believer is in at least two ...

The Origins of the Scofield Reference Bible

The Scofield Reference Bible has proven to be an immeasurable aid in guiding generations of serious Christians into a greater understanding of God’s word. Within 30 years of its issurance Oxford University Press reported that 1,925,000 copies had been published; and in our own day, the Scofield Bible remains one of the most popular reference study bibles available. Who was C. I. Scofield? How did this Reference Bible originate? Cyrus Ingerson Scofield was born August 19, 1843. During the C...

Progressive Dispensationalism

Dispensationalism is renown for its masterful defense of its sincerely-held theological convictions. In the past, its loyal detractors and critics usually lay outside its theological camp. Now, however, one of the strongest and most concerted challenges to traditional dispensationalism has come from within. An increasing number of former traditional dispensationalists are now proposing substantial changes, this new view being called “Progressive Dispenationalism”. Progressive dispen...

The Day of Christ and the Day of the Lord

A number of references are made in the NT to the Day of Christ or the Day of the Lord Jesus. The Apostle Paul, seeking to encourage the Philippian Christians, stated in Phil. 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” He would go on to exhort them to “approve the things that are excellent that ye might be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” (v. 10). Later in this same epistle, Paul stated that he hoped they would hold forth the Word of life so that he might rejoice in the day of Christ, so that he would not have run in vain neither labored in vain. (2:16) Likewise, to the Corinthian assembly — an assembly known for it’s blatant carnality, he could positively affirm the sanctifying work that the Lord would ultimately accomplish in their lives when he reminded them: “He shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 1:8)

 

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