Dispensationalism

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  • Dispensationalism Essay

    Dispensationalism may not be a household term, but it is considered to be the most influential tradition in evangelical theology. “A significant change presently taking place in dispensational interpretations of Scripture. This change affects the way dispensationalists understand key biblical themes such as the kingdom of God, the church in God's redemptive program, the interrelationship of the biblical covenants, the historical and prophetic fulfillment of those covenants, and the role of Christ in that fulfillment”. “Dispensationalism is a system of theology that began in the mid-19th century. It is primarily associated with the Reformed wing of Protestantism and has been defined as a philosophy of history delineating God's relationship to human affairs, a hermeneutical methodology defining how Scripture is to be interpreted, and more popularly as a particular form of eschatology, a futurist premillennialism with an apocalyptic view of the end times”. The question to consider for this paper is whether dispensationalism is the key to biblical prophecy. Dan Mitchell proposes the fundamental differences between dispensational and non- dispensational eschatological systems lie in hermeneutical methods. In the mid-nineteen century, the recovery of…

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  • Comparative Eschatology

    Darby made numerous trips between 1859 and 1877 to talk about his new dispensationalist ideas. His theology began to spread rapidly with the publication of the Scofield Reference Bible, a bible which had annotated ideas published right alongside the King James text. The annotations outlined the theology of Dispensationalism and the respective ages that went along with it. The Scofield Reference Bible outlines seven dispensations and names them by a characteristic of the age. The ages go as such:…

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  • Daniel Tribulation Period

    Daniel’s 70 weeks lay out God’s plan for the nation, Israel (see Daniel 9:24-27). According to most scholars within both the Dispensational and Covenantal camps, the Messiah (Jesus) is cut off (crucified) after the 7 and 62 (7+62=69) weeks. These are weeks of years, not days. Dispensationalists teach a parenthesis (2000-year gap) between the 69th and 70th week, which becomes the church age of grace, essentially starting from Christ’s resurrection and extending all the way until the rapture of…

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  • Essay On New Covenant Theology Vs Dispensationalism

    Among Christians, there are debates on many various theologies. Two of the more popular theologies which are debated are New Covenant Theology and dispensationalism. Both sides hold dear to their beliefs and stress very opposite opinions. While dispensationalists hold to the belief that “Israel” always means a literal, physical descendants of Jacob Covenant Theologians believe that “Israel” can mean either literal, physical descendants of Jacob or figurative, spiritual Israel. An example in…

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  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Analysis

    birth. Millennium Theory which quite simply connects the coming of the new Millennium golden age on earth with the second coming of Christ was important, as 2000 years since Christ’s traditional birth date was imminently approaching. Millennialism had its followers even before the birth of Christian Protestantism, but it was never official Church doctrine. However, the Bible which was newly made available by the Reformation allowed people to interpret scripture independent of clergy and…

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  • Stephen Mott's Biblical Ethics And Social Change

    The social aspect of sin, though overlooked by many, carries significant theological weight in understanding and overcoming sin holistically. The first step in recognizing social sin is to be aware of the fallenness of creation with all things considered. Secondly, we should pay heed to the warnings of Paul against the rulers, authorities, cosmic powers…(Eph. 6:12). It underscores that there are things that works in opposition to the force of light that affects everybody and cannot simply be…

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  • Samuel Escobar Theology Approach: Holy Spirit And The Bible

    Escobar theological perspective challenges Rahner, theory whereas, Escobar does not put his emphasis on just the eschatology, but on the dispensationalism. Human beings are called special revelation, whereas human is not the main issue when it comes to God, man is exempt from the Bible as for being the sole narrative and author. Schleiermacher theology of human beings share some common light as Escobar, Schleiermacher believes that the believer gets their knowledge from the Bible and they live…

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  • Pentecostal History: The Assemblies Of God

    Assemblies view that it rejects the word of faith and prosperity gospel teachings especially as it relates to divine healings. The Second Coming of Christ The belief in the imminent return of Christ can easily be seen in various pentecostal movements. The fact that there were a large surge of missionaries that went out in such a short amount of time as well as the length of some training schools seem to highlight the importance of the doctrine of the Second Coming. So important was this…

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  • Revelation Book Interpretation

    decisive conclusions relating to the timeline. As Merrill Tenney puts it, “The historicist is constantly confronted with the dilemma of a far-fetched spiritualization in order to maintain the chain of historical events, or else if he makes the events literal in accordance with the language of the text he is compelled to acknowledge that no comparable events in history have happened.” Futurist View The futurist view is the third and next view. Futurists prescribe to a literal interpretation to…

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  • Covenant And Covenants: What Is A Covenant?

    read the Bible and not try to put it together in any structure.” But that is impossible. Structures that dictate how we read the Bible are like noses: everyone has one. We all have basic assumptions that we bring to the text; ways that we think things ought to fit together. Some are less complex than others (i.e., few assumptions), but we all have ways to try to make things fit 2 together. There is nothing wrong with structures in themselves. The question is always, “What does justice to the…

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