Dispensationalism basically breaks up Biblical history into a series of times (dispensations) for various purposes of God. Is this a heretical division of Scripture? Right now, I am on the fence about this. I disagree with dispensationalism on most of its conclusions and believe that God does not alter His will or purpose throughout the Bible. God is very focused from beginning to end and I believe Scripture bears this out. Whereas a dispensationlist will break down a passage and conclude that it is speaking to Jews (or Gentiles) to the exclusion of Gentiles or vice versa, I believe that all of the Bible is written to believers. Obviously, what we call the Old Testament was also and initially written for Jews, that does not negate that it was also intended for the rest of us since God’s plan is eternal.
By heretical on this blog I mean does it have salvific consequence? Does the erroneous hermaneutic of Dispensationlism deprive them of true belief in Jesus Christ?
For instance, if I am right and they are totally off base in their belief in a pre-tribulation rapture will this affect these beguiled believers’ salvation when/if they realize they have been duped by their teachers?
I want to believe that God, in His great mercy, will see past the hoopla and cut them some proverbial slack. Perhaps the question is, what does dispensationalism teach about salvation? Since it is so wrong about so much, maybe it’s teaching about salvation is skewed as well. I’m open to suggestions and comments before my next post on this subject in which I am going to examine the basis for their belief in a pre-tribulation rapture. It sounds good as dispensationlists teach on it. But, when one takes a step back and looks at what the Word really says, it’s pretty simple to debunk. In fact dispensationalism is upside down on the whole subject. Look for more by the end of the week.
Seriously though, give me some feedback on this.
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