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IDRC conducted a survey with prominent representatives of Dispensationalism. The objective of the research was to make a comparative chart with the answers. Therefore, the interviewees kindly sent us short answers. A total 16 questions were asked to scholars.  The survey result you can see in the table below:


For a complete visualization, please, download the Survey Excel File:



This is a limited view of the survey, because of technical space:

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christopher cone

Christopher Cone: Dr. Christopher Cone serves as Chief Academic Officer and Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Southern California Seminary, and as a pastor of San Diego Fellowship of the Bible (SDF) in San Diego. Dr. Cone formerly served as President of Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, Professor of Bible and Theology, and as a Pastor of Tyndale Bible Church. He also has held teaching positions at the University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, and Southern Bible Institute. His articles can be read at www.drcone.com.


darell bock

Darrell Bock: BA, University of Texas, 1975; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, 1983; postdoctoral study, Tübingen University. Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany) and as an author of over 30 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts, studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the Seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications, and he often is an expert for the media on NT issues. He has been a New York Times best-selling author of nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. He is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.



glenn kreider

Glenn Kreider: Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. BS, Lancaster Bible College, 1986; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1990; PhD, 2001.



James E. Allman

James E. Allman: Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.  BA, University of Oklahoma, 1970; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1977; ThD, 1984.




Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Theology at the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He is also the Founder and President of TheologicalStudies.org, a cutting-edge website devoted to providing quality articles, news, and information related to Christian theology. Michael has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He also has a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.



Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones: Nathan E. Jones serves as an Evangelist and Web Minister for Lamb & Lion Ministries, reaching out to the nearly three billion people accessible over the Internet with the message of the soon return of Jesus Christ. A life-long student of the Bible and an ordained minister, Nathan attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Masters of Management and Leadership at Liberty University. Nathan can be found growing and developing Lamb & Lion Ministries’ website at www.lamblion.com, writing about Bible prophecy daily on The Christ in Prophecy Journal blog at www.lamblion.us, discussing Jesus’ soon return on The Christ in Prophecy Facebook group, producing end time video messages, being interviewed on radio programs, guest co-hosting the ministry’s television program “Christ in Prophecy,” speaking at conferences and churches, and answering Bible-related questions sent in from all over the world.



thomas ice

Thomas Ice: Dr. Ice is Executive Director of The Pre-Trib Research Center. He founded The Center in 1994 with Dr. Tim LaHaye to research, teach, and defend the pre-tribulational rapture and related Bible prophecy doctrines. Dr. Ice has co-authored over 30 books, written hundreds of articles, and is a frequent conference speaker. He has served as a pastor for 17 years. Dr. Ice has a B.A. from Howard Payne University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from Tyndale Theological Seminary, and has done post-doctoral work at the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. Dr. Ice lives in Justin, TX with his wife Janice. They have three grown sons.


Paul Martin


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  1. Walter Ortiz August 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    They all answer that Jesus is NOT CURRENTLY seated on David’s throne. Why did the Apostle Peter interpret the *Resurrection* event as the seating of Jesus Christ on David’s throne? Why did Peter’s divinely inspired hermeneutic lead him to this conclusion?
    Acts 2
    29 “Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
    30 “And so, because he was a prophet, and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath TO SEAT one of his descendants upon his throne,
    31 he looked ahead and SPOKE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE CHRIST, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay.
    32 “This Jesus GOD RAISED UP again, to which we are all witnesses.
    33 “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
    34 “For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand,
    35 Until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet.”‘
    36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ– this Jesus whom you crucified.”

    The list has a nice bunch of very scholarly people, but I’m in with Peter.

  2. leonardo August 31, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Insightful commentary, David. But I am with those who say “no” to that question. I understand that the Resurrection of Jesus was a necessary factor to rebuilt the Davidic Tent (Acts 11), i.e., his descendants. I also may agree that Jesus is already reigning in some sense, but not at the Davidic Throne yet. As in his use of Joel, Peter may be talking about a series of events in terms of fulfillment, but we know by fact that it means that the sequence of events has started to be fulfilled (not all events). I see this verse you quoted in this way.

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