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Though I have never heard of anyone converting from Reformed theology to dispensationalism, I do not believe that such would be absolutely impossible. Therefore, in the last two blogs I provided a helpful tool for self-analysis to determine if you are — or are in danger of becoming — a dispensationalist. I hope this proved helpful for […]

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In today’s “Just for Fun” blog, I am continuing the tedious task begun yesterday. I am working on a psychological evaluation tool to help spot dispensationalism lurking within your own system. You can apply these observations to yourself for fun or profit. But if you make a profit, I hope you will send me 10% […]

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In that my post on “Witnessing to Dispensationalists” was so popular, I thought we might re-visit the humor department. Not that dispensationalism is laughable — it actually causes me to cry a lot. Normally, my crying doesn’t occur until I look at the New York Times best-seller list and see it crowded with dispensational fiction […]

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How does one witness to an erstwhile dispenstionalist? That is the question. But not to worry: I have the answer. And the authority to frame the answer. My Background Training When I was a student at a dispensationalist college in Tennessee, the faculty continually emphasized that proper methods are essential for successfully witnessing to unbelievers. […]

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Dispensationalists argue that the “prophetic time clock” has been on hold since Israel rejected Christ’s offer of an earthly, political kingdom in the first century — despite his initially rejecting the Jews’ demand for just such a kingdom (John 6:15), his denying any interest whatsoever in a political kingdom (John 18:33–36), and some of his […]

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I have long made the distinction between scholarly dispensationalists (e.g., Charles Ryrie, John Walvoord, and sometimes Dwight Pentecost) and the populist dispensationalists (e.g., Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye, and anyone else with book sales over 15 billion copies). I did this out of respect for the more thoughtful presentations in the scholars writings. But now I […]

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Postmillennialism has dispensationalism as its major impediment to acceptance in evangelical circles. Dispensationalists approach the Bible in a literalistic-when-convenient fashion that postmillennialism cannot match. Below I offer a humorous critique of dispensationalism’s literalism, which unfortunately holds so many in its clutches. I consider Dr. John F. Walvoord to have been one of the two leading scholarly […]

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