Passage: 1 Peter 2
A major passage often put forward by replacement theologians in an effort to teach that the Church has replaced Israel by becoming the "New Israel” or the “True Israel” in 1 Peter chapter two...
1996 marks the 6000th year since creation, according to the calculations of British Bishop James Ussher (1581-1656). In 1701, Ussher's chronology was taken into the margin of the King James Version of the Bible and is still included in many editions today. It has been noted that Ussher was motivated to study past chronology because of his interest in dating the future second coming of Christ...
Traditional dispensationalism has the reputation of lack of interest in social and political involvement. This may or may not be a fair perception. I think it has largely been true with some notable exceptions. However, I do think that dispensational theory, whether developed and applied or not, is capable of producing a theology of social and political involvement that is consistent with the principles of dispensational theology. The goal of this paper is to layout a broad outline of just such a theology...
The first systematic expression of dispensationalism was formulated by J. N. Darby sometime during the late 1820s and 1830s in the British Isles. I believe that Darby’s development was the culmination of various influences which produced within his thought one of the most literal approaches to Bible interpretation in history and a theology which distinguishes God’s plan for Israel from God’s plan for the church. The most well known feature of dispensational theology is the much-debated pretribulational rapture doctrine...
One of the ongoing controversies between dispensationalists and non-dispensationalists revolves around what the church has historically believed or not believed on issues relating to dispensationalism. One of the major lines of, attacks commonly employed by opponents of dispensationalism is to say that the system of theology is so new and unique that it cannot be Biblical or it would have developed earlier. Most dispensationalists have replied, like Martin Luther did to the Roman Church, that the issue should be settled on the basis of exegesis and what the Bible teaches, not what the church has historically believed...