R&I – FS
Dispensationalism is a Christian Theology that came to be popularized in the Mid 1800s by a man named John Nelson Darby.
*A dispensation is a way of ordering things—an administration, a system, or management. In theology, a dispensation is the divine administration of a period of time; each dispensation is a divinely appointed age. Dispensationalism is a theological system that recognizes these ages ordained by God to order the affairs of the world. Dispensationalism has two primary distinctions: 1) a consistently literal interpretation of Scripture, especially Bible prophecy, and 2) a view of the uniqueness of Israel as separate from the Church in God’s program. Classical dispensationalism identifies seven dispensations in God’s plan for humanity. https://www.gotquestions.org/dispensationalism.html
Most Dispensationalists agree on the seven main dispensations:
- Innocence (pre-Fall)
- Conscience (Fall–Noah)
- Government (Noah–Abraham)
- Promise (Abraham–Moses)
- Mosaic Law (Moses–Christ)
- Grace (current age)
- Millennial Kingdom (1,000-year earthly reign of Christ, yet to come) https://theseminarystudent.com/2019/02/what-is-dispensationalism
Dispensationalism has developed from the time of Darby until today. Three general eras or forms of Dispensationalism have been recognized: (1) Classical or Traditional Dispensationalism (1830-1940); (2) Revised Dispensationalism (1950-1986); and (3) Progressive Dispensationalism (1986-present). These three eras or forms are united by a belief in a future for ethnic/national Israel and a distinction between Israel and the church. The latter two—Revised and Progressive—present more continuity between Israel and the church than that found with Classical/Traditional Dispensationalism. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/dispensational-theology/
Dispensationalism is certainly distinct from other Christian doctrines, in view of Isreal and its distinct uniqueness from the Church, the literal hermeneutical framework with which it works within, the extent of the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture, and for its views on the Revelation; the second coming of Christ Jesus. There are many more things that can be added, from the many differing views that dispensationalists hold. These are only the Basics contained within the foundation that the majority can agree on……. that I personally take issue with.
So this is my attempt, at reaching out to those who would create situations, good or bad, based on the biblical hermeneutics each chooses to use. My attempt to create a space, dedicated, to dispensationalism, and nothing but, in any form:)
If you believe in dispensationalism, and the doctrines held within, what was it that brought you to believe it was true enough, to be a base foundation for biblical understanding?
- Scripture reference?
This is an OP promised, for a few certain individuals and is not meant to include everyone. Though, if you choose to participate, all are certainly welcomed by me. The intent of this OP is to settle scriptural indifference, though… no issues from me otherwise:)
Please do hit that recommend heart, so we can get as many as possible on board!
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