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  Dispensationalism and the Church
Dispensationalism has influenced the doctrinal beliefs of many churches, including the Baptist church, the Bible churches, the Pentecostal churches, and many other non-denominational Evangelical churches.
The key to Dispensationalism is not in the definition or recognition of a specific number of dispensations.
This is a misunderstanding of the opponents of Dispensationalism.
www.endtimes.org /dispens.html   (1553 words)

  Dispensationalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dispensationalism was boosted after Dwight L. Moody (1837–1899) learned of "dispensational truth" from an unidentified member of the Brethren in 1872.
Prior to dispensationalism's 19-20th century inception and systemazation, Covenant Theology was the prominent Protestant view regarding redemptive history and is still the view of the Reformed churches.
Dispensationalism has had a number of effects on Protestantism, at least as it is practiced in the United States of America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dispensationalism   (3386 words)

Dispensationalism, in brief, is a system of eschatology marked by a distinction between Israel and the Church, belief in the imminent coming of Christ to take his church out of the world, a literal interpretation of the Bible, and a literal, future millennium ruled by Christ on earth.
Dispensationalism may be the major type of American Christian premillennialism, but it is not the only one; and many of these other systems are quite hostile to dispensationalism.
This thesis is, firstly, an attempt to introduce the reader to dispensationalism as an internally consistent system of thought--rational, careful, and "scientific" thought--that underlies much of current apocalyptic and prophecy writing and attitudes in America in the late twentieth century.
www.bu.edu /mille/scholarship/papers/snowpremill.html   (1387 words)

Scofield or J. Darby are the inventors of dispensationalism or the final authority on the subject.
Any form of dispensationalism that rejects the institution of the local church, water baptism and the Lord's Supper, is extreme and must be rejected.
Dispensationalism is dangerous to your church and ministry.
www.biblebelievers.com /BlueDISP.html   (3833 words)

 Dispensationalism's Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dispensationalism is a movement of eschatological interpretation distinguished by its belief that a consistently literal hermeneutic mandates a consistent biblical distinction between Israel and the Church and an imminent pretribulational concept of the return of Christ for His Church.
Their move to refine Dispensational articulation of soteriological continuity emphasized that spiritual salvation would be the same for believers of all dispensations, and the means of this salvation for an individual was faith alone.
Progressive Dispensationalism (PD) purports to be a new development within Dispensationalism in which each succeeding dispensation is seen as a progressive fulfillment of all previous dispensations based on a hermeneutic of progressive expansion and progressive fulfillment of the biblical covenants.
www.ifca.org /voice/98May-Jun/MOOK.htm   (995 words)

Dispensationalism usually teaches that the church is neither found nor mentioned in the Old Testament.
Dispensationalism says that all of the promises given in the Old Testament must be fulfilled to a political nation of Israel.
Dispensationalism teaches that Christ will return to the earth is a secret "Rapture" in which all believers will be removed from the earth.
www.angelfire.com /nt/theology/dispens.html   (1435 words)

 Why We Need Dispensationalism
Dispensationalism declares that the most central purpose of history is to bring glory to God.
Dispensationalism looks at history as a series of tests in which man is given a particular set of circumstances.
Dispensationalism shows me that these laws are not meant for me to obey.
www.learnthebible.org /dispensationalism001_need.htm   (1145 words)

 What Dispensationalism
Although early dispensationalism held to three dispensations, typical dispensationalism teaches seven dispensations, which are: 1) Innocence (before the Fall); 2) Conscience (Fall to the Flood) 3) Human Government (Noah to Abraham); 4) Promise (Abraham to Moses); 5) Law (Moses to Christ); 6) Grace (the church age), and 7) Kingdom, Millennial or Divine Government (the millennium).
The key distinction of dispensationalism is the teaching that God has two plans at work in salvation history: one for Israel and one for the Church.
Dispensationalism is the deposit of the flow of persisting ideas through certain groups over time.
www.inchristalone.org /WhatDispensation.htm   (1698 words)

 Realms of Faith: Dispensationalism
Dispensationalism is a system of theology whose adherents strive for a consistently literal interpretation of the Bible.
Dispensationalism is currently the most common interpretive framework for lay-level evangelicals in the United States.
The beliefs of dispensationalism arise from four central convictions: (1) a particular understanding of what it means to interpret the Bible literally, (2) a heightened sensitivity to the nature of God's revelation as progressive, (3) a distinctive view of end-time prophecy, and (4) a focus on faith as the sole means of regeneration.
faith.propadeutic.com /dispens.html   (3910 words)

 The Calvinistic Heritage of Dispensationalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dispensationalism teaches that it is GOD who is ruling His household, as administered through the various dispensations of history.
Dispensationalism, in contrast to Holiness teaching, taught that the world and the visible church were not being perfected, instead Christendom was in apostasy and heading toward judgment.
Dispensationalism appealed to the average person with its emphasis that any average, interested person could understand the Bible without the enlightened help of a liberal education.
www.conservativeonline.org /journals/04_12_journal/2000v4n12_id01.htm   (5021 words)

 Lordship, Non-Lordship and Dispensationalism
Dispensationalism would have been declared heresy by the Synod of Dort as was her husband, Arminianism.
Arminianism, Dispensationalism and Antinomianism all live in the same theological house (and it is not a Reformed house!).
Dispensationalism teaches that the Old Testament saints are not now in the Church universal, which is the body of Christ.
www.founders.org /FJ08/article1.html   (2316 words)

 What is Dispensationalism?
Those who are dispensationalists argue that the basic beliefs of dispensationalism were held by the apostles and the first generation church.
Under Scofield, dispensationalism entered a scholastic period that was later carried on by his successor, Lewis Sperry Chafer.
Blaising notes that the heavenly, spiritual, and individualistic nature of the church in classical dispensationalism underscored the well-known view that the church is a parenthesis in the history of redemption.
www.theologicalstudies.org /dispen.html   (1829 words)

 Dispensationalism: Part I - Millennial Views Prior to the Rise of Dispensationalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many are ineffective in dealing with dispensationalism because they miss the mark in understanding what it is, or because they are responding to a dogma held only by a few or held primarily by earlier dispensationalists.
Often, there is a failure to recognize that though the presuppositions of dispensationalism, if carried to their logical conclusion (as is sometimes the case), may have a damning effect, there are many who are blessedly inconsistent with their own presuppositions, and who have truly understood and experienced the doctrines and power of the gospel.
Though modern dispensationalism insists that the revelation in these dispensations is cumulative and progressive, in the application of this revelation, dispensationalists inevitably compartmentalize.
www.graceonlinelibrary.org /articles/full.asp?id=9||653   (3108 words)

 Modern Dispensationalism, A Biblical Analysis, Part 3
Dispensationalism was prominent at the conferences, but, for the time being, premillennialists of various stripes worked together as a premillennial coalition.
So, though dispensationalism was widely embraced among the leaders of the Niagara conference, the conference leaders taught their millenarian views as a part of a coherent theology rather than as a single-issue movement.
Dispensationalism views the interpreter's job to be much like that of the scientist: gather up the data, classify it and then come up with a conclusion.
www.sermonlinks.com /Sermons/Dispensationalism/DP_3.htm   (4383 words)

 Dispensationalism ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dispensationalism is a form of premillennialism originating among the Plymouth Brethren in the early 1830's.
The father of dispensationalism, John Nelson Darby, educated as a lawyer and ordained Anglican priest, was one of the chief founders of the Plymouth Brethren movement, which arose in reaction against the perceived empty formalism of the Church of England.
Perhaps the central doctrine of dispensationalism is the distinction between Israel and the church.
users.frii.com /gosplow/disp2.html   (9961 words)

 The History of Dispensationalism in America
Dispensationalism is a theological system which developed from a twisted, theological interpretation of Scripture that dates from the late nineteenth century.
Dispensationalism is also a frontal attack on Covenantal Theology and the doctrine of the unity of the covenant of grace, which have been held since the time of the Reformation.
Dispensationalism has a different view of living the Christian life-of sanctification and, more specifically, how justification and sanctification are inseparably joined together in the application of God's salvation.
www.founders.org /FJ09/article1.html   (2271 words)

 Duluth Church Of Christ
DISPENSATIONALISM: IN THE WORDS OF C. SCHOFIELD (The following quotes are from the New Schofield Reference Bible, as he explains, in his own words, the seven dispensations that are crucial to his system of interpretation and belief).
The second point of criticism regarding dispensationalism is that the entire theory is based on a false method of interpretation.
The fourth point of criticism regarding dispensationalism is that it is a fleshly, worldly, respect-of-persons, speculative system that changes every time a nation falls, a wicked leader rises, the weather changes drastically, or some current denominational evangelist feels what he falsely calls the “Holy” Spirit.
www.duluthcofc.org /mill99/dispensation.shtml   (3585 words)

 Mere Dispensationalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the decade of the thirties when our movement was founded, Dispensationalism was the reigning system of Bible interpretation for those who treasured the Word of God.
What I discovered is that he didn't have a clue as to what basic Dispensationalism is, but could quote many conflicting views that dispensationalists take.
Dispensationalism is not an idea imposed on the Bible, but derived from a literal reading.
www.ifca.org /voice/02Jul-Aug/smith.htm   (1450 words)

 Progressive Dispensationalism
Actually, the label 'progressive dispensationalism' was introduced at the 1991 meeting, since 'significant revisions' in dispensationalism had taken place by that time.
According to traditional dispensationalism, Jesus is currently exalted at the right hand of the Father, but He is not sitting on David's throne nor has His messianic kingdom reign begun yet.
Progressive dispensationalism, however, teaches that the Lord Jesus is now reigning as David's king in heaven at the right hand of the Father in an 'already' fulfillment aspect of the Davidic kingdom and that He will also reign on earth in the Millennium in the 'not yet' aspect.
mb-soft.com /believe/txh/progdisp.htm   (2254 words)

 Presbyterianism and Dispensationalism
Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952), a presbyterian, was founder of Dallas Theological Seminary, and served as its president and professor of systematic theology.
Dispensationalism arose in the nineteenth century primarily through John Nelson Darby (1800-1882) and the Plymouth Brethren.
That is, the “covenantism” of the Westminster Standards is diametrically opposed to “dispensationalism.” This judgment is accurate, if what we mean by “dispensationalism” includes the suggestion of different ways of salvation or a pronounced antinomianism that dispenses with any requirement of obedience for New Testament Christians.
www.frame-poythress.org /poythress_articles/2002Presbyterianism.htm   (2936 words)

 Dispensationalism Defined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I was asked by email to defined what I meant by dispensationalism when I used the term in an earlier post.
By the early 20th century about the time of the writing of _The Fundamentals_ (from which the term fundamentalist is derived) dispensationalism became the most popular prophetic theology in fundamentalist schools and Bible Institutes in America.
This does not represent a change Israel's destiny is to remain o in God's plans, but evidences earth forever, the destiny of progressive (continually the church is to spend eternity unfolding) revelation.
answers.org /theology/dispensationalism.html   (1337 words)

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