Archive for June, 2011
DEMONS = Dispensationalism Entertaining Many On Nonessential Situations
TNT = Teaching Newspaper Theology
by Grace Halsell
At the time I began my research for my book Prophecy and Politics, I discovered the average American I met in Washington, DC, and New York was not interested in TV evangelists and their link to Israel. Neither were book editors. I went to 25 top editors in New York with my book idea on religion and politics. Michael Korda of Simon and Schuster was typical. “Jerry Falwell? Pat Robertson? Who is interested in those crazies?” Read the rest of this entry »
The following article should be read by every pro-Israel Christian; and copied and handed to friends and family. Grace Halsell learned by experience that what her church had taught her about Israel is a myth.
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I have been wanting to do a post like this for awhile now, but have not been able to find the words. Dispensational theology is quite intricate and confusing and I have found it difficult to explain. Again I was in a position the other night to explain dispensationalism and I found it difficult to briefly state the facts.
I finally said …
… you understand the errors of Catholicism, right, well dispensationalism, like Catholicism, is a theology composed of a group of teachings that are superimposed on Scripture, thereby distorting Scripture. The sum of it’s parts make the whole.
It seemed that statement brought some clarity. Now what are the parts, or separate teachings, that when put together can be labeled dispensationalism? Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to Albert for leading me to a thorough refutation of dispensational premillennialism (DP): “The Ninety-Five Theses Against Dispensationalism” written by Dr. Robert L. Reymond for NiceneCouncil.com in their Website AgainstDispensationalism.com. DP is a system that popularized the Secret Rapture, Left Behind, millennium, Israel the chosen people even in the New Testament, etc.
Here’s an outline of this modern-day 95 Theses:
- 1-8: Dispensationalism is contrary to the apostolic faith and ancient creeds.
- 9-20: Dispensationalism is contrary to the unity of God’s redemptive plan in history.
- 21-36: Dispensationalism’s false “literalism” is contrary to “rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15).
- 37-41: Dispensationalism says New Testament writers lie about Old Testament prophecies.
- 42-51: Dispensationalism wrongly divides the people of God by putting a “wall of hostility” between Jews and Gentiles (Eph 2:11-18).
- 52-83: Dispensationalism has spawned weird and insane eschatological views, such as date-setting, double Second Comings, rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple, restoring animal sacrifices, Christ reigning for 1,000 years over a mixture of glorified saints and unresurrected sinners, unconditional support for the “chosen nation” Israel, etc.
- 84-88: Dispensationalism encourages Christians to be pessimistic and to disengage from the culture.
- 89-95: Dispensationalism encourages antinomianism.
To those of you who are married to this thoroughly unbiblical system: consider reading these theses while you search the Scriptures, not the newspapers’ sensationalism or the foolishness of “The Rapture Index.” Let us “search the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things are so,” like the Bereans did 2,000 years ago.