My purpose in this last blog is to answer a simple question -- what do we do with dispensationalists? Or to put it differently, what do we do with people who disagree with us regarding the end times?
In this blog, I would like to explore where we should go once we have rejected dispensationalism. In other words, there is a better way of looking at the things we talked about last time.
It is not easy to leave one paradigm for another, so I want to provide some guidelines, some places to start, for those who are thinking outside of their dispensational box for the first time. In further blogs, I will outline how to rebuild those points which this blog encourages to be rethought.
In this article, I will show that the dispensationalist view of the restoration of ethnic/national Israel (point 5) is also in error.
In my last blog, I outlined why a dispensational hermeneutic is in error. In this article, I will show that the dispensationalist view of Israel and the church (point 2-3, 6) as two separate peoples of God is also in error. As stated before I will be using Christ’s Prophetic Plans as my primary, but … Continue reading Why I am NOT a Dispensationalist, part 3
In my last blog, I left you hanging. I stated, quite boldly, that I am not a dispensationalist but did not give any reasons as to why. This blog and the next 3 or 4 will outline those reasons. As a covenant theologian and non-dispensationalist, there are a few beliefs that I do not hold … Continue reading Why I Am NOT a Dispensationalist, Part 2
The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website. In the simplest of terms the doctrine of irresistible grace, or better effectual calling, points to the clear biblical reality that Christians cannot take credit for their salvation. Since we are totally depraved and totally unable to come to Christ … Continue reading Amazing Grace: Irresistible Grace
The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website. 'Election'... 'Predestination'... say these words to a room full of Christians and many of them begin to feel very uneasy, if not outright contempt. (Technically these are slightly different theological concepts, the latter being broader than the former, but we … Continue reading Amazing Grace: Unconditional Election
The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website. We continue in our exploration of the Reformed doctrines of grace. We are now three posts into what will be at least 8 in total. Since it has been a while since I have posted let me remind you of … Continue reading Amazing Grace: Total Depravity
The following is part of a series of blogs written for the Covenant Reformed Church website.How are people saved? The answer to this question is pretty simple and is agreed upon by most Protestant Christians - we are saved by faith alone in the work of Christ alone. But ask a follow-up question - Why … Continue reading Amazing Grace: A Study in the Reformed Doctrines of Grace