The Ethical Authority of the Old Testament: A Survey of Approaches (Part 2)
In this second part of a two-part article, the author wants to look at a variety of evangelical approaches (Walter Kaiser, John Goldingay, Dispensationalism, Theonomy, Jubilee Centre, etc.) to the question of the ethical authority of the Old Testament.
Dispensationalism and the Bible
Dispensationalism is investigated in the light of Scripture. The study focuses on four sections of the New Testament that mark a kind of historical line in the life of Israel and the church. These include the Gospels, the Acts, the Pauline Epistles, and Hebrews.
The Spirit in the Present Age: Preliminary Fulfillment of the Predicted New Covenant according to Paul
This article is helpful in appreciating recent formulations of dispensational theology that have abandoned the dilemmas held by traditional dispensationalism concerning a both/and view of the fulfillment of the biblical covenants.
Modern Dispensationalism and the Doctrine of the Unity of Scripture
This article evaluates Dispensationalism by interacting with statements in the Scofield Bible. It includes a discussion of the fifth petition of the Lord's Prayer.
Genre and Hermeneutics in Revelation 20:1-6
What type of literature is Revelation 20:1-6? The decision about the literary genre of this chapter is one of the most crucial factors in its exegesis and interpretation. Is this chapter a simple report concerning the future, apocalyptic vision, prophetic prediction, or something totally different?
Making Sense of End Times Prophecy in the Bible
What does the Bible teach about the end times? Using key biblical texts, this article examines the teachings of preterism, dispensationalism, premillenialism, postmillenialism, and amillenialism. What does the Bible say about the return of Christ?
Kingdom through Covenant – Covenants in Biblical-Theological Systems: Dispensational and Covenant Theology
Both dispensational and covenant theology are ways in which believers “put together” their Bible. These systems serve as interpretive grid to understand the storyline of Scripture. Chapter 2 compares and contrasts dispensationalism and covenant theology to see how they relate different covenants and to better understand both approaches. Different varieties of dispensationalism and covenant theology are discussed.
An Amillennial Reply to Peters: A Review Article
The book The Theocratic Kingdom by George Peters is reviewed here. Peters's book is a defence of dispensationalism. The article aims its refutation against the idea that God's purpose through Christ was to erect on earth a kingdom under direct divine rule. He aims at Peter's thesis that the sin of the Jews was that they rejected that theocratic ideal.
A Doctrine of Dispensations Dispensationalism Examined
This article responds to dispensationalism and its view on the relationship between the Old and New Testament and the interpretation of prophecy. The author maintains that although dispensationalists may be in error about the end times, those who uphold the gospel truth must be viewed as brothers and sisters.
This article looks at the teaching of dispensationalism through key biblical texts used by dispensationalists. Speaking about two comings of Christ is not consistent with scripture. The biggest challenge with dispensationalists is that they divide the church of God into two while maintaining the two covenants as separate.
Dispensationalism and Ultra-Dispensationalism
Looking at dispensationalism (the belief in Israel and the church having different destinations) and ultra-dispensationalism (distinguishing two churches within the books of Acts), this article shows that these two views are not biblical.
A Critique of Theonomy and Reconstructionism
Theonomy and reconstructionism came to existence in response to dispensationalism. Theonomy, in seeking to map a way for Christians to become engaged in society by applying the Old Testament, fails in its reading of the Old Testament. The solution is not in theonomy, but in understanding the sovereignty of Christ and the implications it has for the Christian life in politics.
Christ's Return and the Rapture
This article on the return of Christ and the rapture, is on evaluation of dispensationalism (pre-millennialism). It looks at the two phases of dispensationalism in the light of Scripture. The rapture of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 is also discussed.