Category Archives: Dispensationalism

The Galatian Heresy

F.F. Bruce attempts to recreate the arguments against Paul being advanced by the Galatians. From The Epistle to the Galatians by F. F. Bruce: “The Jerusalem leaders are the only persons with authority to say what the true gospel is, … Continue reading

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refuting acts 9 dispensationalism

This article is meant to discuss the Acts 9 dispensationalist position, and discuss ways in which it is falsifiable. The most likely Acts 9 dispensationalist position (the one most in agreeance with secular scholarship) is as follows: 1. Jesus taught … Continue reading

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1 corinthians 10 as a parallel to 1 corinthians 6

In an article called freedom from the law under paul, I explain (from what it seems) is the most natural reading of the text. Paul introduces a concept in which “all things are lawful”, which I suspect the Corinthians began … Continue reading

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freedom from the law under paul

Pauline theology champions freedom from the law. To Paul, the law brought death, but the spirit gave life (2Co 3:6). To Paul, those who are under the law are under a curse (Gal 3:10). To Paul, the law was a … Continue reading

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romans 11 – paul addresses the gentiles

Rom 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, Rom 11:14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some … Continue reading

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Jesus did not overturn the law

It is widely believed that Jesus overturned aspects of the Law. In Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus lists a series of antitheses. These are statements that follow a particular formula: “You have heard it said… but I say … Continue reading

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dispensationalism reconsidered

Dispensationalism is simply the belief that God works with various individuals in different ways throughout history. In some sense, most modern Christians are dispensationalists. Unless a Christian is eating kosher, circumcising, and following the Sabbath, they have to entertain the … Continue reading

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