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Dispensationalism tends to be most prevalent in baptist, charismatic, and non-denominational churches. However, the largest baptist and charismatic denominations (like the Southern Baptist Convention and the Assemblies of God) do not take a firm stance on a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial rapture. Still, there are sizable denominations and associations of ...


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GrwL5pXHbc This video is very helpful at seeing the overlap and distinctions between Reformed Baptist theology and Dispensationalism. First of all, you'd have to define Reformed Baptist. I prefer to define it as someone who holds to the 1689 London Baptist Confession. The LBCF1689 is a covenantal confession which by ...


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This was actually the Marcionite position - namely that the Gospel of "grace" as revealed by Paul, superceded everything else. Marcion's Canon consisted of 10 books - 9 of which were Pauline Epistles and the remaining of which was the Euangelion, a "Gospel" of sorts that rejected the bodily incarnation of Christ and understood the Hebrew Bible to be the ...


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Mid-Acts dispensationalist here, and yes, we do believe only Paul's letters are applicable to the church today. (So when I say "we", I mean mid-acts dispensationalists) The main verse we use is 2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Here we are told to "...


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As is the case for most non-orthodox authors in the early church, none of Marcion's major writings survive, as the Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity writes: Since his writings have been lost over time, the information that we have on the life and works of Marcion has reached us through indirect sources, from the numerous writings of his opponents. ...


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The word dispensation has been around for a long time, long before John Darby founded Dispensationalism, and the use of it is not unique to his followers. Covenant theologian Vern Poythress writes: Virtually all branches of the church, and all ages of the church, have believed that there are distinctive epochs or “dispensations” in God’s government of ...


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All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Not just a portion, but ALL Scripture is profitable so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work. Bear in mind that our ...


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The reason these two are seldom found together seems to be primarily because of the difference of the view of the church between covenant theology and dispensationalism. Although some (like MacArthur) continue to maintain the distinction between the church and Israel (as in dispensationalism), most 5 point Calvinists follow covenant theology which denies ...


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First, as with any question concerning prophecy, the answer is always "Maybe." It largely hinges on whether you think the prophecy has already occurred or not, and also on whether you think the prophecy will occur relatively quickly or not. Since you seem to be asking from the perspective that it has not occurred yet and will occur relatively quickly I will ...


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In brief: only some dispensationalists believe that Jews and Gentiles are currently under two completely separate covenants – most instead believe that there is one New Covenant that is applied differently to Jews and Gentiles. However, either way, the "old covenant" of Hebrews 8:13 is seen to be the Mosaic Covenant, as distinguished from the Abrahamic ...


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Dispensationalism is a framework based on dispensations, just as Covenant Theology is a framework based on covenants. But both dispensations and covenants can be considered in their own right, and both can be discussed by people who don't accept the frameworks based on them.


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Regarding the "last hour" language, dispensationalist Thomas Constable writes that it is the entire time between the ascension and the return of Christ: In the drama of human history, all of John's readers, including ourselves, play our part in the last act. Throughout the New Testament, the writers regarded the present inter-advent age, after the ...


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Dispensationalists believe that in the secret rapture, believers will receive their new, glorified bodies. This rapture occurs prior to or during the tribulation, meaning that the current earth will continue, and only later will the new earth be made. Glorified bodies Dispensationalist John MacArthur, while discussing 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17 and what he ...


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There seems to be so many books and internet resources it would take a millennium to read them all. Some short but seemingly inconsistent with each other, some far to long to be useful, and some providing general summaries of the views, but not showing bible verses that lead/support the views of that camp. Is it not possible to get a clear simple answer? ...


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From this web page: Dr. Scofield defines a dispensation as a period of time during which man is tested in respect of obedience to some specific revelation of the will of God. He teaches in the Scofield Bible that there are Seven Dispensations: (1) The Dispensation of Innocency: before the Fall; (2) The Dispensation of Conscience: before the Flood; (3) ...


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all Israel will be saved The phrase above lends itself to several possibilities. Every descendant of Jacob will eventually end up in heaven. All those of Israel who were "blinded" will be saved. Israel is a metaphor for all those of faith who are Abraham's children. The Israel that will be saved is the faithful remnant that remains at the end of the ...


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As an ex-Calvinist turned mid-Acts dispensationalist, I find there are two primary points of contention that lead to all the rest: Covenant/Reformed theology's tendency to allegorize or spiritualize various parts of Scripture vs dispensationalism's tendency to take it literally where it seems literally intended. Covenant/Reformed folk (and others, to ...


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The dispensational Moody Bible Commentary seems to address both of your questions at a high level. On this passage, it reads: With his restored powers of speech, and being filled with the Holy Spirit [...], Zacharias immediately turned to praising God. This song—a work of poetry—was intended to be the answer to the people's question in 1:66—What will ...


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In dispensationalism: Was gracious salvation through Christ an alternative plan Ephesians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame ...


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In addition to most Baptist groups, many non-denominational associations of churches, and the church groups of the more recent charismatic movements since the early 1960s which hold the doctrine, the two largest and most prominent Pentecostal denominations in both Canada and the USA also hold to the doctrine. In their statement of beliefs, under the heading "...


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The classical Dispensational understanding is that since each part of the image represents an actual political and tangible kingdom, the best understanding is that the rock that becomes a mountain must refer to a future tangible Messianic kingdom where Christ reigns visibly on the earth. If we examine the details of Zechariah 14 combined with Revelation 20 ...


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The origin of today's "Free Grace Theology" movement is typically associated with Lewis Sperry Chafer, the famous dispensationalist, and one of its leading proponents has been Zane Hodges (of Dallas Theological Seminary, a major dispensationalist institution). In Major Bible Themes, Chafer writes: The Scriptures are violated and the whole doctrine of ...


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I can't find any surveys that asked Americans about dispensational belief directly. Dispensational theology is mainstream in evangelical Protestant circles, though being an evangelical doesn't necessarily mean one believes in premillenial dispensationalism. Many people probably do not have fixed theological positions, and cannot fairly be said either to ...


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It's my understanding that Dispensationalism sees this section of Ezekiel as the millennial reign. I suppose the rules are Torah. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever” (37:24–25). Though some have attempted to take this prophecy in less than its literal meaning, ...


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Dispensation can be understood as "a distinctive arrangement or period in history that forms the framework through which God relates to mankind". Under both the Judges and the monarchy period (including David's dynasty), the judges & kings are "state" authorities charged with secular implementation of the framework necessary for the priestly system and ...


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I wrote this like a timeline of events to identify all the places where believers are taken from the earth, with some special care to pinpoint who populates the millennium. I am depicting the events as literal events and not mere symbolic "apocalyptic imagery." Christ rose from the dead as "the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep" (1 Cor. 15:20). He ...


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I have been a classical Dispensationalist for forty-eight years, so I am quite familiar with the answer to this question. Most Dispensationalists believe that "the Dragon" is Satan, and "the Beast" is the Antichrist and his government. He is a man possessed by Satan who will be given a brief period to rule the entire world. According to Dana & Mantey's A ...


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From the Dispensationalist (at least the pre-tribulation variety), your understanding of Revelation 12 is flawed. Dispensationalists understand the Child to be both Christ and His Church. You allude to the same in mentioning the persecution of early Christian by the Sanhedrin and Nero. But when does this assault by the dragon end? Revelation 12:5-6 is key. ...


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This is from my limited understanding of dispensationalists after debates with them. Majority of them are of the traditional branch, which is a slightly developed version of the classical. It seems that Classical beliefs eternal separation between New covenant Church and Israelite Saints even in heaven. Two brides or two wives of God. The saved groups ...


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Mid-Acts Dispensationalism or Pauline/General Epistles only also comes from a content-based argument. The thought is that what we see in the Gospels and Acts is transitional in nature. Since Christians do not receive the Holy Ghost as flames of fire above their heads, since there is no time-gap between believing and receiving the Holy Spirit after Acts (1 ...


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