Dispensationalism is a modern heresy. (No, we are not going to bury the lede.) Taking shape, primarily, in the 1800s and 1900s, Dispensationalism posits a distinction between God’s plans for ‘Israel’ and the Church — this is contrary both to Scripture and to the historical teachings of the Church. God is no polygynist — He has but one bride.
Today, the churches, particularly in the US, are rife with Dispensationalist teachings, and it is our duty as Christians to refute these lies. God has only ever had one plan for humanity and one path to salvation — declared to the first man, Adam, in Genesis 3:15 and echoed throughout the pages of Scripture; there is no path to the Father except through the Son. In today’s episode, we go over the history of Dispensationalism, what Dispensationalism teaches, and why we, as Christians, must oppose this particularly pernicious false doctrine.
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- Exegesis of Genesis 12 (As promised near the end of the episode.)
- A Brief History of Power: What Is Dispensationalism?
- A Word Fitly Spoken: Dispensationalism [Overcast]
- A Word Fitly Spoken: Cyrus Ingerson Scofield [Overcast]
- Luther’s Preface to the Book of Romans
- John Nelson Darby [Wikipedia]
- Plymouth Brethren [Wikipedia]
- Cyrus Ingerson Scofield [Wikipedia]
- Samuel Untermeyer [Wikipedia]
- Amillennialism [Wikipedia]
- Dispensationalism [Wikipedia]
- Revelation by Louis A. Brighton from the Concordia Commentary series [Amazon]
- This commentary is from the Concordia Commentary series from CPH, and, thus, is from a Lutheran perspective, which is to say it teaches Amillennialism.
- A Case for Amillennialism by Kim Riddlebarger [Amazon]
- This book is from the Reformed perspective, and so, naturally, includes Reformed distinctives, but it still gives a good overview of Amillennialism and also spends times refuting various Millenarian claims.