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RELATION BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH – CHART *UPDATE

Walter Kaiser, in the book The Promise-Plan of God, pointed out five different ways of relating Israel and the Church. I will highlight just four of his categories, which I will try to represent graphically:  The Super Covenant.This was the sixteenth-century version of what today is called “covenant theology.” In its mature form, it saw [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Articles, Dispensationalism, Illustrations and Charts|1 Comment

CHART: NT USE OF THE WORD “ISRAEL”

There are two main disputed passages in NT about the meaning of the word “Israel” in New Testament: “It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.” (Rom. 9:6) “Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule— to the Israel of God.” (Gal. 6:16) Some authors [...]

By | August 22nd, 2015|Articles, Dispensationalism, Illustrations and Charts, Various|0 Comments

NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH: THE RENEWED VIEW OF INTEGRATIVE DISPENSATIONALISM

  Integrative Dispensationalism understands that this universe will not be annihilated but purged of all sin and the effects of a curse. What are the biblical basis that points out for that view? What the term “new,” in the expression “New Haven and New Earth,” means? Does not the Bible clearly say that the present [...]

By | August 16th, 2015|Articles, Dispensationalism, Revelation|1 Comment

ANNIHILATION OR REDEMPTION? THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE IN THE TRADITION OF DISPENSATIONALISM.

In the previous article, we discussed about the principle of continuity between the Millennium and the Eternal State and some of its implications. Before you understand why this view is more favorable, we will study a historical factor that has divided the opinion of respected dispensational theologians. Important representatives of dispensationalism have defended, basically, two lines [...]

By | August 15th, 2015|Articles, Dispensationalism, Illustrations and Charts|0 Comments

INTEGRATIVE DISPENSATIONALIST VIEW OF MILLENNIUM AND ETERNAL STATE

In the previous article were presented five different lines of interpretation of the "new heavens and new earth" in Isaiah 65. The fifth line, which advocates a continuity principle between the Millennium and the Eternal State, is view defended by Integrative Dispensationalism. This principle of continuity between the two periods states (or even dispensations) has [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|Articles, Dispensationalism, Illustrations and Charts|0 Comments

The Interpretation of “New Heavens and New Earth” of Isaiah 65 in Dispensational Tradition

 “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|Articles, Dispensationalism, Illustrations and Charts|2 Comments

PRETRIBULATIONISM: RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING

While first-century Jews believed that the Messiah would come only once to the Earth to establish His Kingdom and not to die on a cross? Simple: they did not harmonize the various passages that spoke of the coming Messiah. They did not realize that there would be a need for two comings. The same applies [...]

By | August 8th, 2015|Articles, Dispensationalism, Illustrations and Charts|0 Comments