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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calvinists against the rapture

Some Calvinists explain why we would do well to question the commonly accepted rapture interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 4:17: 1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet … Continue reading

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Jesus preaches the kingdom of God

Mat 6:9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Mat 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Jesus prays this to God. This was Jesus’ main … Continue reading

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aslan on james against paul

From Reza Aslan’s Zealot: Regardless, by the year 57 C.E., the rumors about Paul’s teachings could no longer be ignored. And so, once again, he is summoned to Jerusalem to answer for himself. This time, James confronts Paul directly, telling … Continue reading

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