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Dispensational Theology teaches God reveals truth to man

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by John3v36, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. John3v36

    John3v36 New Member

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    Someone asked me what “Dispensational Theology” teaches. Here is a simple out-line.

    Dispensational Theology teaches God reveals truth to man; man is responsible for that truth; man fails; God judges and begins to deal with man in a new dispensing of truth. Some of the effects of the dispensation previous will carry over; some will not. All the dispensation are to show man need for Gods Grace.

    1. Innocence, then Adam blew it
    2. Conscience, but man ignored God and the flood came
    3. Human Government, but man continued to rebel at Babel
    4. Promise to one family, but failed to live in patriarchal society
    5. Law to descendants of that one family, but man could not keep it
    6. Church to form a new body of Jew/Gentile, but apostasy left it a shell
    7. Kingdom of Jesus to reign with Church, but when Satan is loosed world will STILL be deceived.
     
  2. John3v36

    John3v36 New Member

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    billwald New Member

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    God runs social experiments and every time one fails we get a new dispensation.
     
  4. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    God does not use the "trial and error" method.
     
  5. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

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    It is not "dispensational" theology but Scripture that first taught that man fails.

    All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

    HankD
     
  6. natters

    natters New Member

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    The idea of "dispensations" has some truth to it, but typical Dispensationalism takes it too far and tries to make it too detailed. In doing so, it creates problems for itself. For example, it can't figure out which "dispensation" the tribulation saints fall into, they come in between #6 and #7 above. Even Scofield, in his famous Scofield study Bible that brought Dispensationalism to the masses, doesn't consistently address this.
     
  7. Pastor Larry

    Pastor Larry <b>Moderator</b>

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    Dispensationalists are glad that you agree with them.
     
  8. John3v36

    John3v36 New Member

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    Dispensationalists are glad that you agree with them. </font>[/QUOTE]Amen
     
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