Dispensationalism Ruins A Thinking Mind
By David J. Stewart | November 2018
There is no such thing Biblically as “Dispensationalism.” It is a fancy word that some puffed-up scholar invented in the late 19th century. Although the word “dispensation” appears four times in the Holy Bible, it means “stewardship” in all four uses. For example: Paul said in 1st Corinthians 9:17, “For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.” Paul was saying that God had given a stewardship of the Gospel. A “steward” is a person who manages (or administrates) the property or affairs of another person. Thus, Paul said that God had put him in charge of being a steward of the Gospel—to defend, teach and preach it to the world. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with time periods, which is the bizarre teaching of Dispensationalism.
I have written a helpful article exposing Dispensationalism...
The lie of Dispensationalism errantly divides the Holy Bible into SEVEN sections, but God has already divided His Word into TWO great divisions of OLD and NEW Testaments (or LAW and GRACE). Law and Grace focus on the Gospel. The LAW shows mankind that we are guilty sinners (Romans 3:19-20), which then brings us to Jesus Christ to be saved by God's GRACE (Galatians 3:24-26). That is very simple to grasp. Whereas in the system of Dispensationalism, the Bible is divided into different segments of time, and the focus errantly becomes Israel instead of the Gospel. Dispensationalism is a complicated unbiblical system from which many doctrinal heresies and bizarre teachings arise. This is why good men like Dr. Peter S. Ruckman (1921-1916) go haywire doctrinally, who taught multiple plans of salvation. Other heretics include Dr. William P. Grady, and Robert Breaker on YouTube, who both teach multiple plans of salvation.
Dispensationalism was allegedly intended to “help” (go figure) the Bible student, but from what I have seen firsthand, it does the exact opposite, confusing the student by introducing new concepts that are foreign to the Holy Scriptures. For example: There never was a “dispensation of law” under Moses! That term was invented by pseudo-scholars. The dark New World Order agenda behind Dispensationalism is the evil of Zionism, which was fully intended to deceive the churches into supporting a modern manmade state of Israel. Zionists knew long before World War II that there would be a new re-birthed state of Israel. They made it happen!
As tragic and horrifying as it may seem, there is historical evidence to prove that the Rothschilds and others actually planned World War II, as a pretext to drive out the Palestinians and forcefully rob them of their homes, to establish a new state of Israel in 1948. You must know that present-day manmade Israel was put there by evil men, and not by God. The true nation of Israel went into Babylonian captivity in 586 BC and hasn't existed since. Hosea 3:4-5 teaches that when the Lord Jesus Christ returns, and the Israelites repent toward God, only then will God regather and restore true Israel. Jesus will be their rightful King, Who shall sit upon the throne of David and reign for 1,000 years during the Millennium. What a day that will be!!!
Here is a news article published from 1829, which evidences that the Rothschild were buying land in Judea for a future rebirth of Israel...
The following is a close-up of the same article, where you can better read the text. So the Rothschilds already owned the land in 1948, they just needed a reason for using military force to drive out the Arabs and steal their homes and possessions, and they DID! That land never belonged to the Jews, it belongs to God! God promised them they could live there only IF they obeyed Him, but they didn't (Exodus 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 28). ...
This is the woeful motivation behind Dispensationalism, a clever way to theologically brainwash Bible students to support a manmade, wicked, secular, state of Israel that rejects the Gospel, rejects the Messiah Jesus Christ, and spits in God's face. Literally hundreds of thousands of churches worldwide foolishly praise, idolize and bestow outlandish financial donations and generous gifts upon these Christ-rejecting wicked people (many of whom aren't even biological Jews)! It is another episode of The Twilight Zone! For this reason, and many more, I strongly reject Dispensationalism in all it's creepy forms! God wrote the Bible so simple, so that the common man could understand it. If you just sit back and listen to Alexander Scourby read the King James Bible, the truth becomes self evident over time. Too many people over-analyze the Bible, digging too deep, finding things that don't exist, fabricating all manner of heresy and fables based upon mere human conjecture and not sound doctrine. Dispensationalism is a prime example. I just wrote a couple articles addressing this very topic...
Peter Ruckman teaches that Abraham was saved by faith, but then under Moses' law they were saved by works, and he says that the people saved in Acts 2:38 on the Day of Pentecost needed to be water baptized (under the Mosaic law) to be saved, but then for Gentiles in Acts it changed back to faith, and it was stayed by faith under Paul, but then he says salvation will revert back to works again after the future Rapture. WHAT A HERETIC!!! This is what Dispensationalism does to a thinking mind, like bad drugs!
There was never such a thing as a “dispensation of law”! The same moral laws given under Moses are all still in effect today! The ceremonial laws (physical rituals which pictured divine truths) were only for Israel, not for the Gentiles in the Old Testament. So clearly it couldn't have been a “dispensation” is it only applied to Israel. Old Testament Gentiles were not required to keep Israel's ceremonial laws. Jews and Gentiles alike in the Old Testament were saved by entering into God's rest, that is, submitting to God's righteousness through faith in the Lamb of God, which is what the Sabbath Day symbolized (Hebrews 4:1-11). Romans 4:2 says that if Abraham were saved by faith, then he would have had a right to “BOAST” of his own righteousness, but he didn't. Why in the world would God allow people to be saved by works at any other time in human civilization, so they could rightfully boast? That has never happened and never will. Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” This Bible verse was true under Abraham, under Moses, and under all Old and New Testament saints! Salvation has ALWAYS been solely by God's undeserving grace through faith in Christ (Acts 10:43).
And so, I have shared with you some of the main reasons why I detest and reject the heresy of dispensational teaching. Kindly said, I know pastors who cannot open their mouth in the pulpit without mentioning the word “dispensation,” because it is so ingrained into their thinking. I think that is very bad, in lieu of the fact that the Scriptures do not even teach this manmade concept! Prior to modern times, no one had ever heard of Dispensationalism. ...
As correctly stated in the preceding insightful article, Dispensationalism offers a different view of God's grace, the law and salvation. It corrupts the Scriptures in my opinion. I do know of some excellent Bible teachers who use Dispensationalism, but they are the exception, and not the rule. One such teacher is Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951). I love that man! Dr. Ironside is a brilliant Bible scholar, who had no formal theological training. He led Moody Bible Institute for decades. I have diligently studied his writings and discovered something that I doubt if anyone noticed, that is, when he speaks of the rebirth of Israel, he always speaks of Christ's return. This is simply because ALL of Dr. Ironside's books were written long before manmade Israel was birthed in May of 1948. So in Dr. Ironside's mind, he fully expected to see true Israel, not a manmade counterfeit (which is what Israel is today). For this reason I can fully appreciate Dr. Ironside's writings, even though I still don't agree with Dispensationalism. I explain all this in my article exposing Dispensationalism, which I shared with you earlier...
I tell my web visitors to run as fast as they can away from the ugly monster of Dispensationalism! It will corrupt your thinking and mess with your head! Another great book that I recommend on the subject is by Dr. Phillip Mauro, called, “The Gospel Of The Kingdom”...
More specifically, I recommend this excellent portion of his book...
The entire Holy Bible, all 1189 chapters, was written to all Christians. We read in 1st Corinthians 2:14-16 that the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit. The unregenerate man (or unsaved man) cannot comprehend divine truths. He must get saved first, and then the indwelling Holy Spirit will teach and guide him into all truth (John 16:13). Most cult are started by people who attempt to study the Bible without the presence of the Author (God). The Holy Spirit teaches us! So the Lord never intended for the unsaved person to understand the Bible, except for the Gospel. This is why it is senseless to continually rewrite the Bible in a foolish attempt to make it easier and easier for the unsaved person to read. God made the Bible the exact way He wanted it, out of order and difficult at times to understand (2nd Peter 3:16-17). This is why we are taught to “study” to show ourselves “approved unto God” (2nd Timothy 2:15).
No portion of the Holy Bible was written only to the Jew! Furthermore, salvation is only for believing Jews (i.e., the elect) and not for unbelievers. Romans 11:7, “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.” Unsaved Jews go to Hell, just like unsaved Gentiles. Galatians 3:26-29 plainly teaches that among God's children there is neither male nor female, bond nor free, Jew nor Gentile, for we are ALL ONE IN CHRIST! Being Jewish means nothing as far as salvation is concerned. God is not a respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). God wrote all of the Bible to all of humanity, desiring for all men to repent (2nd Peter 3:9), but only a saved person can understand spiritual things. John 20:31 teaches that God wrote the Gospel of John to convince all men that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, and by believing on Christ they will be saved. So this must include unsaved people! It would be ridiculous for someone to say that only Paul's writings are for us today, when John 20:31 plainly says otherwise.
The bottom line is this: “WHAT SAITH THE SCRIPTURE?” (Romans 4:3a). There is nothing in the Holy Bible, which teaches that only certain portions of Scripture were intended only for certain peoples. The Old Testament LAW still does its work today, convincing the world of their sinnership, “that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God” (Romans 3:19).
When the rich young ruler bragged to Jesus that he had perfectly kept the law since his childhood, Jesus pointed out that he was covetous, and he became very sad when Jesus told him to go sell all his earthly possessions, for he was very rich! Ray Comfort, Billy Graham, Paul Washer and John MacArthur all get it wrong, teaching that the wealthy young ruler didn't get saved because he refused to turn from his sin of covetousness. That is not what happened! Jesus used the LAW as it was intended to be used, which is to make men guilty before God. Jesus used the law to convince the young man that he was a sinner, and it worked! So, this same law still convinces men and women in 2018 that we are guilty sinners, and then the law brings them to Jesus Christ to be saved by God's grace! This is why the world hates the Holy Bible, it makes them feel guilty and bad about themselves! Amen for that! That is the first necessary step to salvation (Romans 3:19-20), because the law then brings us to Christ to be saved by faith (Galatians 3:24-26). “CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW” (Romans 10:3-4).
I do not like Dispensationalism for many reasons, but primarily because it elevates manmade dogma to that of the Scriptures. We do not need man's help, an overlay so-to-speak, over the Scriptures to understand them. The law points us to grace, and then grace fulfills the law in Christ. It is that simple! Dispensationalism opens a Pandora's Box of complex twists and misgivings of the Scriptures! When it comes to Bible doctrine, anything that is not simple is not Scriptural! God meant for His Word to be easy, free and simple!
Dispensationalists get it wrong, because they teach that there are many different types of covenants and numerous ways of getting saved in the Old Testament era. But the Bible teaches that there are two essential covenants: the Old and the New - and that every covenant in the Bible ultimately has its source in Genesis 3:15, which was the promise of the coming Messiah, Jesus, through the seed of Eve. Dispensationalism is an over-complicated and man-made systematic philosophy imposed on the purity of Bible teaching. There are only Two Covenants, both of which speak of Jesus Christ! It all goes back to the seed of the Gospel in Genesis 3:15. Adam and Eve sinned, and their fall is recorded in Genesis 3. A blood sacrifice was required to atone for their sins, which pictured Christ, “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). It is all very simple: We are sinners and Jesus is the Savior!
There is ONE PROMISE in God's Word, and that one promise is Jesus Christ, fulfilled by the shed blood of the slain Lamb of God!!! Dispensationalists foolishly take a manmade system of theology and place it as a filter over the Holy Bible, and they want you to view the Bible through their manmade, systematic, system of theology, which makes everything complicated. Religion wants to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes! Dispensationalism is manmade religion!!!
TWO ESSENTIAL COVENANTS: DISPENSATIONALISTS GET IT WRONG (This guy is 100% right!!!)
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