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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 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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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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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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What does Classic Dispensationalism teach about the eternal state?

It seems to be assumed that Classic Dispensationalism is taught by Darby, Scofield, Ryrie, etc. While they are all within the realms of what is viewed as 'Classic Dispensationalism', it should be ...
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Is Covenantal vs Dispensational just a terminology difference?

There is a spectrum between the extremes of Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism, but in short they represent two sides of the continuity and discontinuity debate over the Old and New Testaments. ...
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Is Covenantal vs Dispensational just a terminology difference?

Because this is a Protestant controversy, I was not familiar with the terms. However, a bit of light research has led me to understand what the difference is. Essentially, Dispensationalists hold to a ...
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Does Acts 3:17-26 teach that if the people of Israel repented Christ would have returned and established the Kingdom?

I'm not a dispensationalist but you ask about Acts 3:17-26. If you want dispensationalists to comment on Acts chapter 2, that would require a separate question. The Acts 3:17-26 statements were made ...
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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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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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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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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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What are some common church fathers cited for patristic dispensational premillennialism?

Dispensations There are many theological histories that show that the idea that human (redemptive) history was divided into several dispensations by various old theologians. The simplest being "...
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How do dispensationalists understand the statements that God fulfilled all his promises to Israel in Joshua 21 and 23?

Joshua 22:15-19 relativizes what is being interpreted in chapters 21 and 23. It makes a clear distinction between the Lord's Land and the land east of the Jordan, Gilead. They came to the descendants ...
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What is the meaning of "last day" from the perspective of the dispensational premillennialist?

There is no contradiction between two verses you mention. The key to resolving them is noting "who" those verses are written to and whom they concern. Sort that out and understanding follows....
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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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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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According to literal dispensationalism, how does the short time of Rev. 12:12 last for 2,000 years or more?

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 ...
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What is the difference between classical and revised dispensationalism?

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 ...
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