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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," November Edition 2007

Is Dispensationalism Really In The Bible?

The word “dispensation” is used only four times in the New Testament. In two of these instances (I Cor. 9:17 and Col. 1:25) Paul is referring to the gospel stewardship that was committed unto him. In Ephesians 1:10 Paul speaks of the dispensation of the fullness of times,” and in 3:2 of that same book he refers to “the dispensation of the grace of God.” Nothing from the usage of the word in the New Testament warrants the arbitrary classification system used in the interpretation of divine revelation that has been concocted by the modern followers of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Scofield/Darbyism.

The modern teachings of dispensationalism are the ideas of men imposed upon the Bible. They do not reflect an honest, accurate, or divinely-inspired way of understanding Christian theology. Dispensationalism is, rather, a cult of false doctrine that deceives people concerning the true unifying, saving message of the Holy Scripture.

The interpretational principle that relates the Old and New Testaments together is the simple straightforward principle of promise and fulfillment, not the arbitrary classification system of Scofield/Darbyism touting its highly questionable schemata of sundry and various disjointed and disparaging dispensations. If you were taught that theory in Bible School back in the day, my dear pastor/evangelist friend, then you were spoon fed a "bunch of baloney," as it were, that is, in all reality, we repeat, a cult of false doctrine.

Dispensationalism is not “biblical fundamentalism,” at all! We just once thought it was, and all that time we sadly thought wrong. Now we need to wake up and learn the truth, before it’s too late!

Why will you die deceived?

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