Well, I haven’t really blogged much since I’ve been giving much of time lately to reading and shepherding. Still, I thought I’d do a few blogs on things I’m learning and some simple take aways.
THINGS I’M READING FOR SCHOOL: Currently, I am attempting to wrap up my Th.M studies at The Master’s Seminary. Part of my final requirements is a class on dispensational theology. We are reading a good amount of books that I have found interesting, challenging, and thought-provoking. Here’s a list of what I’m reading.
Things I’m Learning:
- Dispensationalism is a misnomer. Not many who associate with the movement actually like the name because of the negative connotations (e.g., the accusation of two ways of salvation).
- Dispensationalism is really an attempt to have a robust biblical theology of what God is accomplishing in redemptive history.
- The argument really revolves around hermeneutics (the application of a literal-historical-grammatical hermeneutic)
- For a system often accused of discontinuity, those who espouse dispensationalism would still concede a lot of continuity in certain areas. The belief that there is a future for Israel is a form of continuity!
- There is a history of dispensational thought throughout the history of the church; namely, the belief in the future of national Israel, a premillennial reign of Christ, and the immanent return of Christ (rapture).