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An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox – Conclusion/Summary

My hope is those interested in Church History have gained or benefited from this series. If like me, you are interested in knowing where (and when) many of the doctrines we have been taught originated from and if they are really based upon the Word of God or came from the mind or imagination of […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (4)

Part (4) in the series, Examining Dispensationalism by William E. Cox. See: Part (1) - Part (2) - Part (3) Source: The GOSPEL TRUTH VII –  DISPENSATIONALIST BELIEFS AND THE CHURCH With reference to the Christian church, dispensationalists believe it came into being as a result of the rejection of the alleged earthly kingdom. They teach that the church […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (3)

A small portion of the material in this section and the one following may be covered in William Cox’s personal message (Why I Left Scofieldism), but because these particular Dispensationalist doctrines of there being “two people(s) of God” and “two Godly Kingdoms”, is the very foundation on which Dispensationalism is built, I believe it cannot […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (2)

Not sure if anyone has had a chance to look over or read part (1) but a couple things the author mentions really bears pointing out. The first being the relative newness of the theology known as Dispensationalism and that it’s original promoters never attempted to deny this, but instead attempted to explain this away […]

Why I Left Scofieldism (Dispensationalism)

Actually I can’t recall if this was posted some years back, but even if it was it’s well-worth sharing again. I do recall when first reading it, the impact it had. It was early on in the days when I felt my spiritual life was in a turmoil, for the Holy Spirit was in the […]

The Covenant Promise and Reality

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. By faith Abel brought God a […]

Jesus the Master is Returning: Who is Taken and Who is Left?

This is a very good over-all message, for Praise God, our Master will be returning! But what especially interested me was the author’s explanation to a question I’ve long wrestled with concerning who will be left and who will be taken. While I know the most taught view in the west, at least in the […]

C.I. Scofield: Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth

Isn’t it astounding how the notes included within the Scofield Reference Bible have become ingrained within our beliefs? Many Christians, especially in the west, look upon them as ‘inspired’ writings, quoting his notes (teachings) as though they hold equal weight with God-inspired scripture.  Granted, most do not realize they are even doing this. It’s just […]

Next Time You’re Accused…

…of replacement theology, and you will be if you do not adhere to dispensationalism, consider this, “The Church does not replace Israel, the Church was the plan all the time”  Luke 2:10-11 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all […]

Dr. Walter Martin investigates the Pre -Tribulation Rapture

Thought I had heard all of the late Dr. Martin’s audio messages but after coming upon these this evening I realized there are a few I’ve missed. For most Christians he needs no introduction, but if you happen to be a young believer there’s a chance you may have never heard of Dr. Martin. You […]

Abraham’s Inheritance: Misunderstood

Good message They say, “where there’s a will, there’s a family” and boy has there been a family dispute over the inheritance of Abraham. Millions and millions of the relatives of Ishmael and Isaac believe they are the rightful heirs. The Arab-Israeli conflict is the longest running dispute in the hands of the United Nations. […]

Israel: Spiritual or Literal

“The European cuckoo bird is known as a “brood parasite.” The female lays her eggs in the nests of other smaller birds, like the reed warbler. In turn, they unwittingly incubate, feed, and raise the young impostors-usually at the expense of their own genuine offspring.” A somewhat strange introduction, but an interesting message. Quote, The […]

The danger of Christians “standing with Israel”…or any other nation!

Last evening I left a comment under another post which concerned a topic which has puzzled me for some time. It concerns the State of Israel:  I realize many if not most Christians strongly believe what we see as ‘Israel’ today, is a fulfillment of prophecy. But if you read closely in the old testament, […]

The Crimes Of Babylon

Excellent message at ForTheLoveof HisTruth Introduction: There are, in reality, only two systems of religion in the world: The religion of Christ and the religion of antichrist. There are only two systems of doctrine in this world: the doctrine of free grace and the doctrine of free will. There are only two opinions about salvation […]

Is National Israel God’s Chosen And Holy Nation?

Excellent message. (HT) quote, Let’s Make It Simple: All believers, regardless of race, are the children of Abraham (Gal. 3:7, 26-29). All believers, regardless of race, are God’s chosen children (Eph. 1:3-6, Titus 2:11-14). All believers, regardless of race, are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, “a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2:9). All […]

John MacArthur tries to retreat from some of his most challenging language

Interesting post by Adrian Warnock at Patheos Over at Tim Challies, MacArthur has been interviewed about the criticism that has surfaced of him following the Strange Fire conference. This is interesting for two reasons. Firstly because of his brief summary of his case, and secondly for an attempt to rein in some of what to […]

Who is the Israel of God in Galatians 6:16?

As we previously looked at the topic ‘Who is Israel’ earlier, I thought this teaching from John at Aletheuo might be of interest to someone. quote, 1 ”I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that […]

True Israel

Spent this evening reading at a few of my favorite web sites and wanted to share one excellent teaching I came upon written by Hershel Lee Harvell Jr. Reformed on the Web I believe that the reading of Old Testament passages in a literalistic way is the result of a wrong hermeneutic. To be sure, […]

J. Lee Grady: To My Fundamentalist Brother John MacArthur: Grace to You Too

Source Fundamentalist pastor John MacArthur is a gifted preacher, author and lover of Scripture. His Grace to You radio program points countless people to the Bible, and his Master’s Seminary trains hundreds of ministry leaders. He’s a staunch Calvinist, but that doesn’t make him any less my brother in Christ. Unfortunately, MacArthur can’t say the same about […]

Cessationism and Strange Fire

Excellent, well thought out rebuttal from Andrew Wilson at Theology Matters to Tom Pennington’s case for cessationism given at the recent ‘Strange Fire’ conference It’s good to face robust challenges to what you believe, every now and then. The more deeply held a belief is, the harder it is to think it through afresh, and the more […]

Will there be a third temple built in Jerusalem? by Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

The purpose of this short article is to examine the question: Will there be a third temple built in Jerusalem? First, I want to make it very clear that I am not writing this because I haven’t studied Dispensationalism and therefore don’t know the system, like I ought, in order to make an informed conclusion […]

Dispensational Distortions: A System Fraught With Distortion, Error, and Absurdity

Good post (full title, Dispensational Distortions ~ Leading To A System Fraught With Distortion, Error, and Even Absurdity) at For the Love of His Truth, but I wanted to quote one segment in particular. First, the chapter itself (Revelation 20), has stumped me for years, and secondly, the most common interpretation heard in many Western Churches […]

Scofield’s Notes Answered

Five years ago I posted a snippet from the book, Analyzing Scofield, which I located at Gospel Truth …if you’ve ever browsed the blog you may have noticed the link within the list under “Ology’s” at the top of page. Anyway, due to the first two-parts of the study I’d read at For the Love of His […]

When the Church Gets All OT on You

Interesting post from Dan Edelen today at Cerulean Sanctum.  quote, Whenever Church leaders talk about how great it is to be a follower of Jesus, does it ever bother you that they always go back to the Old Testament for props for their teachings and sermons? In the Old Testament, the reward in this life […]

The Hope of Israel: What the Fathers of Israel and the Apostles were looking for

If you’ve not been following the earlier posts containing excerpts from Philip Mauro’s book, The Hope of Israel: What Is It?, please see: The impossibility of a restoration of the earthly nation of Israel and other abolished shadows of the old covenant The Hope of Israel: What Is It? Old Testament Prophecies of Blessing to Israel O.T. Prophecies […]

O.T. Prophecies to Israel: Interpreted by Paul

Picking up where we left off yesterday (Old Testament Prophecies of Blessing to Israel) the author next looks briefly at how the Old Testament prophecies concerning Israel, are interpreted by Paul. From Philip Mauro’s “The Hope of Israel: What Is It?” We shall be the better prepared for an examination of the O.T. prophecies concerning “the […]

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