lecture 30 - Should you be a dispensationalist? The...

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1 The Distinctiveness of the Church Overview of Dispensationalism “Classical” and “Progressive” Dispensationalism The Church’s Relation to Israel and the Kingdom Lecture 30 Should you be a dispensationalist? Is it something we think is important at Moody? Is it something we should be dogmatic and harsh about? You should be a dispensationalist because it uses a literal hermeneutic, retains Israel as God’s Chosen People, and acknowledges diversity within God’s plan of salvation. History of Dispensationalism • Dispensationalism is consistent with a tradition of “economic” theologies. • Was developed as a formal system by John Nelson Darby (1800-82) • Important 20 th century theologians include James Gray, L.S. Chafer, C.I. Scofield, John Walvoord, and Charles Ryrie. J.N. Darby C.I. Scofield C. Ryrie John Walvoord • In the 1980s, a movement called . Progressive Dispensationalism . emerged through the writings of . Craig Blaising, Darrell Bock, Robert . Saucy and Herb Bateman. Dispensational Distinctives • The essential element ( sine qua non , “without which it is not”) of dispensationalism is a distinction between Israel and the Church. But what does it look like?
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