The Dispensations of Grace And Millennium

Topic: Dispensationalism

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Levi Durfey 

 

In the last lesson, we continued a look at Dispensationalism, and specifically, the seven dispensations found in the Bible. If you missed the last two lessons, the notes are on the Internet at the Montana Pastor website.

 

Dispensationalism is a way of reading and interpreting the Bible. It has two main identifying characteristics:

 

(1) Dispensationalists consistently read the Bible literally. Yes, there are figures of speech in the Bible. Jesus is not a literal piece of bread when He says that he is the Bread of Life. But as often as we can, we read the Bible literally. And because we do…

 

(2) Dispensationalists view Israel and the Church as distinct. The Church has not replaced Israel. God has stopped working with Israel for now, but He will, after the Rapture of the Church start working with Israel again.

 

Why is it called Dispensationalism? Because it focuses on the dispensations in the Bible. 

 

What is a dispensation? A dispensation is a period of time wherein God manages the world in a certain way. Most Dispensationalists see seven dispensations in the Bible.

 

For each of the seven dispensations, we’ll look at seven parts—the name, the key person, the responsibility of man, the test of man, the failure of man, the judgment on man, and then God’s Display Of Grace.

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The Dispensations of Promise and Law

Topic: Dispensationalism

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Levi Durfey 

 

In the last lesson, we started a look at Dispensationalism, and specifically, the seven dispensations found in the Bible. We covered the first three: Innocence, Conscience, and Civil Government. If you missed the last lesson, you can find the notes on the Internet at the Montana Pastor website.

 

Dispensationalism is a way of reading and interpreting the Bible. It has two main identifying characteristics:

 

(1) Dispensationalists consistently read the Bible literally. Yes, there are figures of speech in the Bible. Jesus is not a literal piece of bread when He says that he is the Bread of Life. But as often as we can, we read the Bible literally. And because we do…

 

(2) Dispensationalists view Israel and the Church as distinct. The Church has not replaced Israel. God has stopped working with Israel for now, but He will, after the Rapture of the Church start working with Israel again.

 

Why is it called Dispensationalism? A dispensation is a period of time wherein God manages the world in a certain way. Most Dispensationalists see seven dispensations in the Bible:

 

(1) Innocence

(2) Conscience

(3) Civil Government

(4) Promise

(5) Law

(6) Grace

(7) Millennium

 

For each of the seven dispensations, we’ll look at seven parts—the name, the key person, the responsibility of man, the test of man, the failure of man, the judgment on man, and then God’s Display Of Grace.

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The Dispensations of Innocence, Conscience, and Civil Government

Topic: Dispensationalism

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Levi Durfey 

 

A few weeks ago, at a pastor’s conference in Wyoming, the pastors of the Northern Plains Independent Baptist Fellowship had a speaker go over the basics of of Dispensationalism. 

 

It was a lecture format, and I felt like I was back in college, but I was unexpectedly refreshed by it. So I’ve decided to spend a few weeks reviewing the basics of Dispensationalism with you. 

 

Specifically, I want to cover the seven dispensations found in the Bible. When we’re done, we will have an overview of the Bible, and a way of making sense of how God worked in each dispensation. You’ll find it helpful to follow along with the outline.

 

Along the way, we’ll answer some tricky questions that people have—like, how were the Old Testament believers saved before Christ came?

 

First, however, let’s briefly tackle the question:

 

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