Books on Dispensational Truth.

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  1. Steven m.

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    I was wondering if any of you have heard of or
    read any of Clarence Larkins books?

    http://www.larkinestate.com

    I have several of his books he was born in the later part of the 1800`s and wrote several books
    that really are very educational on most every thing according to the Creation right through the Rapture,Anti-Christ ect.They have charts and everything pertaining to sound doctrine he was a Baptist Minister.

    The book on dispensational truth really is a work of art.I highly recommend all of his books for your library if you love to study these things.

    Blessings in Christ.
    Brother Miller. [​IMG]
     
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    Tomorrow Sunday night, I will post discuss on dispesnationalism.

    In Christ
    Rev. 22:20 - Amen!

    Posttrib/Amill
     
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    I agree with Dr. Bob,
    Larkin's "dispensational truth" served as a foundation for my understanding of dispensationalism, but I disagree with his view on the gap theory, and i think maybe the trumpet and vial judgements overlap. Also he has some wierd stuff in there about the pyramids. Tim lahaye has a new book with full color charts that i have flipped through and it looks to be the new heir of Larkin in the chart department.
    reuben
    oh, amen to walvoord, and add whitcomb on daniel for prophecy.
     
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    Another good book is Charles Ryrie's "Dispensationalism."

    J. Dwight Pentecost's "Things to Come" is another -- very thorough, scholarly, yet easy to understand. 1st pub in mid 1950's, it is still in print.
     
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    On Dispensational "truth" try:

    An Examination of Dispensationalism, William E. Cox, Philadelphia, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.

    And,

    Prophecy and the Church, Oswald T. Allis, same publisher.

    And,

    The Future of the Kingdom, Martin J. Wyngaarden, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Baker Book House.

    Cheers, and happy reading,

    Jim
     
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    on dispensationalism:
    "there really is a difference" by ron showers
    reuben
     
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    I have no problem with the gap theory several great Bible scholars believe in it and some dont.

    Guess we will know one day?
    Blessings in Christ brother Miller.
     
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    I have no problem with the gap theory several great Bible scholars believe in it and some dont.
    .[/QB]</font>[/QUOTE]Bro. Miller,
    You are quite right about several good men believing in the gap theory. Most of these are clustered around the late 1800's to the 1960's or so. J. Vernon Mcgee, ci scofield etc... I think the reason for this was because they didn't havev an answer to darwinianism. so they figured on the gap theory. I think it presents problems like was there death before the curse? what about the creation of the sun moon and stars? (i know there are a couple views on this) Now with the dawn of the creation research institute, answers in genesis etc... After Henrey Morris most fundy's abandoned the gap theory for a straight 7 day creation. It's not the biggest issue, but the gap theory has theological problems.
    reuben
     
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    I have no problem with the gap theory several great Bible scholars believe in it and some dont.
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    </font>[/QUOTE]Bro. Miller,
    You are quite right about several good men believing in the gap theory. Most of these are clustered around the late 1800's to the 1960's or so. J. Vernon Mcgee, ci scofield etc... I think the reason for this was because they didn't havev an answer to darwinianism. so they figured on the gap theory. I think it presents problems like was there death before the curse? what about the creation of the sun moon and stars? (i know there are a couple views on this) Now with the dawn of the creation research institute, answers in genesis etc... After Henrey Morris most fundy's abandoned the gap theory for a straight 7 day creation. It's not the biggest issue, but the gap theory has theological problems.
    reuben[/QB]</font>[/QUOTE]MILLER:
    X:I believe in a literal 24 hour-7-day creation.
    X:I dont believe that God created the earth without form and void either.
    X:I believe it was a perfect creation and something caused it de be without form and void.
    X:I have several study Bibles and Scofield supports the gap theory and the Henry Morris defender study Bible does not.They do agree though on most every other doctrine in the
    Bible though.I have no problem with either
    view.

    Blessings in Christ.
    Brother Miller.
     
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    I still will planning to post on this on Thursday or Friday this week, because this Thursday and Firday both my night off- 3rd shift job.
     
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    Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God? by Keith Mathison.
     
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    Larkin's Dispensational Truth is a great book (along with all his other books). I might also recommend "How to Teach Dispensational Truth" by Peter Ruckman.

    You can get a copy here. www.kjv1611.org
     
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    The one book that I have found to be the best is " One Book Rightly Divided" By Douglas Stauffer. I believe this one will be a classic.
    You can read some here...
    http://www.rightlydivided.com/

    [ January 21, 2003, 08:53 PM: Message edited by: swordsman ]
     
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    Interesting to see some of the books recommended. OT Allis was called "Allis in Wonderland" because of much of the fanciful stuff in it. I have read a large portion and found myself everywhere from amazed to humored at it. Matthison book may be the worst book listed here and, in my reading, running neck and neck with Gerstner's book. Both contain a number of arguments against things that are not even dispensationalism.

    The two best books in favor of it at present are Ryrie's "Dispensationalism" (the updated version of Dispensationalism Today) and Renald Showers (not Ron, btw) book "There Really Is a Difference."

    IMO, this issue is a pretty open and shut case. It never ceases to amaze me how much discussion it draws however. But I have some friends who are not dispensationalist and so I leave it at that.
     
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    I would suggest The Christ of the Covenants and The Israel of God, both by O. Palmer Robertson.

    I hope you understand that dispensationalism is not the only way to approach the bible? There are many that would hardly call dispensationalism "truth". I won't rehash the whole arguement, but do some serious study before settling on the theory of dispensationalism. Remember that no one style of interpertation is without problems. And finally avoid anything from Peter Ruckman, if you are going to follow dispensationalism let it come from someone with at least half a brain, Ruckman is an unbelievable rambling idiot!
     
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    that of R. B. Thieme is good. it is titled : "The Divine Outline of History: Dispensations and the Church". it is also a good idea to have the following books with: "Victorious Proclamation" and "Anti-Semitism". they are both from the same author.

    i have a copy of Hal Lindsey's "There's a New World Coming", and it's both a practical and theological approach in going throuhg Revelations in details.
     
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    From a dispensationalist, please follow this advice.
     
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    Pastor Larry said:

    IMO, this issue is a pretty open and shut case.

    The first 1850-1900 years of church history tend to militate against such a glib assessment.
     
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    Not really. Some could argue that the first years of church history supported a number of things until the systematization of doctrine. Those years were not years when eschatology was focused on and studied. The text of Scripture tends to support such a view. A non-dispensational view requires so much adjusting to the text and its plain meaning as demonstrated by Allis, Robertson, and others. For those who are not predisposed to such adjusting, it is quite humorous to read them. It amazes me that no one really questions the methods used. But then a lot of stuff amazes me [​IMG] ...

    But as I say, I have friends who disagree and we remain friends.

    It is interesting though to read your comments above. You admit that church history only began about 2000 years ago, which is a strictly dispensational position :D . A non-dispensationalist does not believe that church history is only 1850-1900 years old plus the hundred or so years that you are talking about. They would have us believe that the church started in the garden of Eden or at Abraham despite the total lack of a reference to the church in the OT and despite the clear statements of the NT that the church was a mystery until NT times. But even then, there is not full agreement; the non-dispensationalists don't even agree among themselves.

    [ January 22, 2003, 11:45 AM: Message edited by: Pastor Larry ]
     

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