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Is there any denomination that fully embraces Dispensational Premillennialism?

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 ...
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What is the basis for the position that only Paul's writings are applicable to the church today?

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 ...
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Why do Covenant theologians use the word "dispensation," and what do they mean by it?

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: ...
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Are there any surviving writings by Marcion or is everything we know of him what his enemies wrote of him?

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 ...
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What is the meaning of "last day" from the perspective of the dispensational premillennialist?

You correctly speak of “Jesus' clear words that the resurrection of believers takes place on the last day. The Lord mentioned this promise several times. Even Martha reflects on Jesus' teaching: John ...
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If Israel is the vine that prefigures Jesus, the "true" vine, isn't Israel's purpose fulfilled?

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting ...
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What arguments are there against the 69 week periods of Anderson and Hoehner?

Problem No. 1 - Not 69 weeks exactly Perhaps the most fun and easiest thing anyone (except Anne, sorry!) can do is go into onlineconversion.com/julian_date.htm and enter in the dates and see if they ...
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How do Pre-Millennial Dispensationalists reconcile Hebrews 8:13?

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 ...
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Dispensation vs Dispensationalism?

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 ...
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Dispensation vs Dispensationalism?

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 ...
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How do dispensationalists understand the "antichrists" and "last hour" in 1 John 2:18?

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 ...
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According to dispensationalists, does the "secret rapture" include a bodily resurrection and new earth?

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 ...
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a/pre/post Millennialism summarised with bible verses?

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 ...
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How does dispensationalism reconcile Romans 11?

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. ...
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In dispensationalism: Was gracious salvation through Christ an alternative plan

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 ...
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Is there any denomination that fully embraces Dispensational Premillennialism?

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 ...
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Understanding Zechariah's prophecy in Luke 1 as a Protestant, Evangelical Dispensationalist believer

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 ...
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How is "Free Grace Theology" linked with dispensationalism?

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 ...
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What is the Dispensational Interpretation of Daniel’s Stone Kingdom?

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 ...
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Why is it rare to combine Reformed/Calvinist doctrine and Dispensationalism?

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 ...
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How do dispensationalists understand the statements that God fulfilled all his promises to Israel in Joshua 21 and 23?

I've read the article you quoted from Chosen People Ministries, and I noticed the writer(s) of the article assume the river mentioned in God's promise to Abram in Genesis 15 is the Nile. Not all Bible ...
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If Israel is the vine that prefigures Jesus, the "true" vine, isn't Israel's purpose fulfilled?

Romans 9-11 addresses this issue head on. The conclusion is found here, in Romans 11:25-28: 25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited:...
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Do pre-tribulational, pre-millenial theologies reconcile with Jehovah's Witnesses

Do pre-tribulational, pre-millennial theologies reconcile with Jehovah's Witnesses? As far as I can ascertain, the answer to your main question must be “no”. However, there is an element of common ...
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How is 2 Thessalonians 2:3 understood by those who believe in the imminence of Christ's return?

The way I view this is complex. Let's look at the Greek - what word is used for "man"? Anthropos. generally in the New Testament, (besides two places because of presuppositions) Anthropos is a term ...
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How is 2 Thessalonians 2:3 understood by those who believe in the imminence of Christ's return?

Another option could be that those who believe in the imminent return of Christ do not believe that the man of lawlessness has been revealed but that one event could happen directly after the other.
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What percentage of US Christians are Dispensationalists?

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 ...
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According to Dispensationalism is "the land" of Ezekiel 37:24-28 interpreted as "Heaven"?

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 ...
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Why doesn't dispensationalism identify a dispensation focused on David?

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 (...
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What is the textual evidence from the Bible that the resurrection for believers happens in stages (a Dispensationalist View)?

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 ...
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According to dispensationalism, who is 'the dragon' and what are the differences between 'the dragon' and 'the beast'?

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 ...

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