My Critique of Dispensationalism (11)

I intended to conclude this series with my last post, but a gnawing realization has come upon me. I have seen the same alleged objections of Christians by both dispensationalists and Jews. It is called replacement theology or supersessionism, and it boils down to the fallacious idea that the church has replaced or superseded Judaism. […]

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My Critique of Dispensationalism (10)

Is the Church only a Parenthesis? This study is, in my opinion, possibly the oddest aspect of dispensationalism. As never part of that movement, I was unaware that a Christian could ever believe that they would dismiss the church as only an afterthought. But instead, dispensationalists put almost all of their emphasis on God’s promises […]

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My Critique of Dispensationalism (9)

Progressive Revelation Gregory Michael Peterson, a noted dispensational premillennialist whom we referenced in our first few posts, says this about dispensationalists’ use of progressive revelation: “It is the idea that ‘later revelation builds on earlier revelation’ [cites Erickson, Christian Theology]. Thus, the Old Testament is the backdrop for the new. Consequently, Charles Ryrie boldly asserts, […]

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My Critique of Dispensationalism (8)

Dispensationalists like to contrast their literalist method of prophecy interpretation with preterists, whom they say allegorize them. Thus, dispensationalists vehemently disagree with preterists. They claim preterists allegorize because preterists see much of the highly charged symbolism of prophecy as fulfilled by the events of A.D. 70 unlike dispensationalists, who assign them to the end times. […]

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my Critique of Dispensationalism (7)

Last time we began our analysis of the apostle Paul’s “allegorizing” of the factual story of Hagar, Sarah’s maid, from whom Abraham begat Ishmael (Genesis 16). Although God told both Abraham and Hagar, He would make a great nation of Ishmael (21:13, 18), which is a promise, He did not establish His covenant with him. […]

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my critique of dispensationalism (5)

To conclude our discussion about Irenaeus and why dispensationalists want to call upon him, let us say that they are going through great pains to build up his stature in that regard. For instance, Jeffrey L. Edwards wrote a ninety-two-page research paper in 2013 at Baptist Bible Seminary titled: Irenaeus, Is He a Second Century […]

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My Critique of dispensationalism (3)

In my last article, I stated that dispensationalists do not present an honest argument supporting their interpretation system. In doing so, I cited Gregory Peterson, defending dispensationalism, who cited Mark Hitchcock, the writer of a doctoral dissertation favoring the late date of Revelation (A.D. 95). The late date is the key to dispensationalists’ entire argument. […]

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My Critique of Dispensationalism – (2)

This article will examine the contradiction between what dispensationalists purport they believe and how they actually interpret. Gregory Peterson, in his master’s thesis, writing for dispensationalists, says, in support of the Grammatico-Historical method of interpretation, ” [The exegete] will inquire into the circumstances under which [the author] wrote, the manners and customs of his age, […]

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