Some Thoughts on Dispensationalism from a Class on Dispensationalism Today we finished a 15-week course on Dispensationalism at The Master’s Seminary. This was a Th.M. course with a roundtable-discussion format (actually our table was rectangular but you get the idea). The students and I worked through several books both pro and con about Dispensationalism. I do not want to speak for everyone in the class but I want to offer some general observations about how the class viewed Dispensationalism. Dispensationalism has undergone significant developments throughout the years but Dispensationalism has a core set of beliefs that have remained stable, namely: (1) historical-grammatical hermeneutics should be applied to all aspects of Scripture including both testaments; (2) the NT does not reinterpret the OT; (3) OT promises and covenants that have not been fulfilled yet must be literally fulfilled in the future; and (4) there will be both a salvation and restoration of the nation Israel in the future.
Commons Biographia Evangelica A Comparison of Three Systems undefined Dispensationalism - Covenant Theology - New Covenant Theology by Donald Hochner There are three main systems of interpreting Scriptures that are the most prevalant in the Christian Church today: Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology. [DISP] May be Arminian or modified Calvinist. *There is an unfortunate tendancy to translated the word "ecclesia" with the word church, when it can very well be translated "assembly", which would make more sense in the OT version of it. [NCT] Same as Dispensationalism. *We think some of the old Dispensationalists did believe in a Covenant of Redemption within the Trinity, but we are not sure and I don't know about the new modified Dispensationalists. [CT] The eternal Covenant of Redemption was within the Trinity to effect election. *I don't know if I would agree with that, and this may be a caricature on my part, as I'm not 100% sure about this. [CT] No man has ever been saved by works, but only by grace. Back to Home Page
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