Dispensationalism, Israel and the Church

The Search for Definition
Author: Craig A. Blaising
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310346111
Category: Religion
Page: 402
View: 6193
The relationship between Israel and the church is a crucial reference point in theology, especially in distinguishing between dispensational and nondispensational ways of thinking. The thesis of this book is that Israel and the church are distinct theological institutions that have arisen in the historical progress of divine revelation. But they are also related as successive phases of a redemptive program that is historically progressive and eschatologically converging. The approach to these issues here is neither polemical nor apologetic; rather, it anticipates a convergence among evangelical scholars in the recognition of both continuity and discontinuity in the Israel-church relationship. This book has three purposes: (1) to offer a contemporary dispensational treatment of that that relationship through an exegetical examination of key texts with a focus on theological concerns; (2) to foster genuine dialogue with nondispensational thinkers regarding major biblical themes tied to the plan of God; (3) to identify the changes in dispensational thought that have developed since the publication of Charles Ryrie's book "Dispensationalism Today" is 1965.

Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism

A Comparison of Traditional and Progressive Views
Author: Stanley D. Toussaint,J. Lanier Burns
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 9780825498817
Category: Religion
Page: 345
View: 3711
(Foreword by Charles R. Swindoll) This work examines (1) methods of interpretation, (2) the biblical covenants, and (3) the relationship of Israel and the church from the viewpoints of both the traditional and progressive dispensationalists.

Baptist Theology

A Four-century Study
Author: James Leo Garrett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780881461299
Category: Religion
Page: 743
View: 999
In this book the fullness of the Baptist experience in Christian higher education is explored, charted, and analyzed. Beginning with the establishment in 1756 of the Academy and reaching to the present the author explores the need for Baptists to pursue education and the types of schools they founded. Included are colleges, universities, manual labor schools, literary and theological institutions, theological schools, and bible colleges. Special attention is given to women and higher education and the Black Baptist achievements. Details are provided about what makes a Baptist school Baptist: charters, trustees, presidents, support, church accountability. Chapters at the end of the typological and chronological narratives ponder the meaning of denominational education at present, with suggestions about the future of "faith-based" institutions and the failure of contemporary literature to attend properly to Baptist idiosyncrasies.

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

Author: Darrell L. Bock
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873991
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 7248
Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor’s personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the essays. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond lets you compare and contrast three important eschatological viewpoints to gain a better understanding of how Christianity’s great hope, the return of Jesus, is understood by the church. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

The 8 Great Debates of Bible Prophecy

Understanding the Ongoing Controversies
Author: Ron Rhodes
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736944273
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 6194
You’ve heard about the tribulation, millennium, rapture, and antichrist, but you may wonder, what’s all the debating about? Do most Christians agree on the big issues? And what about other topics—dispensationalism, interpretive views, timing of events…are they too complex for most folks to understand? Not at all! In this concise and easy-to-read review, respected Bible teacher Ron Rhodes identifies eight of the most important end-times discussions. Avoiding complex arguments, he highlights the most important biblical passages, summarizes a few of the most popular interpretations, and provides succinct conclusions. He demonstrates that the Bible’s end-times teaching is intended to be a blessing for every believer. As you compare and contrast the various viewpoints, you’ll be able to enjoy constructive conversations with other Christians and support your own informed convictions. You’ll also enrich your reading of the Scriptures and see how passages fit together in God’s great plan for the ages.

The Last Days of Dispensationalism

A Scholarly Critique of Popular Misconceptions
Author: Alistair W. Donaldson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608995151
Category: Religion
Page: 184
View: 8242
This volume deals with the varied forms of shame reflected in biblical, theological, psychological and anthropological sources. Although traditional theology and church practice concentrate on providing forgiveness for shameful behavior, recent scholarship has discovered the crucial relevance of social shame evoked by mental status, adversity, slavery, abuse, illness, grief and defeat. Anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists have discovered that unresolved social shame is related to racial and social prejudice, to bullying, crime, genocide, narcissism, post-traumatic stress and other forms of toxic behavior. Eleven leaders in this research participated in a conference on The Shame Factor, sponsored by St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE in October 2010. Their essays explore the impact and the transformation of shame in a variety of arenas, comprising in this volume a unique and innovative resource for contemporary religion, therapy, ethics, and social analysis.

The Scofield Bible

Its History and Impact on the Evangelical Church
Author: R. Todd Mangum,Mark S. Sweetnam
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830857516
Category: Religion
Page: 245
View: 736
The Scofield Reference Bible was responsible for popularizing dispensational theology, eventually making dispensationalism the theology assumed by English-speaking Christians for much of the twentieth century.

The True Seed of Abraham: An Historic Premillennialist’s Examination of Dispensationalism’s Radical Distinction Between Israel and the Church.

Author: Timothy A. Williams
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055764741X
Page: N.A
View: 9201

Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement

Author: Andrew David Naselli,Mark A. Snoeberger
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433685760
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 2841
Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement presents a point-counterpoint exchange concerning God’s intention in sending Christ to die on the cross. All three contributors recognize a substitutionary element in the atoning work of Christ, but disagree over the nature and objects of that substitution. Carl Trueman (Westminster Theological Seminary) argues that Christ’s atoning work secured the redemption of his elect alone. While infinite in value, Christ’s death was intended for and applied strictly to those whom the Father had elected unconditionally in eternity past. John Hammett (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) argues that Christ’s atoning work had multiple intentions. Of these intentions two rise to the fore: (1) the intention to accomplish atonement for God’s elect and (2) the intention to provide atonement for all mankind. Grant Osborne (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) argues that Christ’s atoning work provided atonement generally for all mankind. The application of that atoning work is conditioned, however, on each person’s willingness to receive it.

Understanding Watchman Nee

Spirituality, Knowledge, and Formation
Author: Dongsheng John Wu
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630875732
Category: Religion
Page: 284
View: 8385
This book situates Nee's view within the rich heritage of the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox spiritual traditions, and thus renders Nee's thought more intelligible to Christians of both evangelical and more liberal persuasions. In this book Dongsheng John Wu examines Watchman Nee's thought on the spiritual life, focusing on the relationship between spiritual formation and spiritual knowledge. Different ways of acquiring spiritual understanding are explored, including the respective roles of divine illumination, intellectual studies, and life circumstances. Understanding Watchman Nee begins by synthesizing strategic aspects of Nee's teachings as well as formative events and sources in the development of Nee's own spirituality and theology. It then utilizes the critical work of contemporary theologian Mark McIntosh to bring Nee's voice into dialogue with some important figures in the history of Christian spirituality. Such interactions reveal that Nee's crucial theological convictions exhibit strong parallels with related themes found in the church's spiritual or mystical treasures.

Jeremiah, Lamentations

Author: J. Andrew Dearman
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872839
Category: Religion
Page: 496
View: 9471
The books of Jeremiah and Lamentations cannot be separated from the political conditions of ancient Judah. Beginning with the righteous king Josiah, who ushered in a time of glorious but brief religious reform, Jeremiah reflects the close tie between spiritual and political prosperity or disaster, between the actions and heart of Judah and her kings and their fortunes as a nation. While few of us today have any firsthand understanding of what it means to live in a theocracy, the central theme of Jeremiah and Lamentations remains clear and still holds true: God first, politics second. The words, prayers, and poems of "the weeping prophet" serve to realign us with God’s priorities, turning us from evil and encouraging us to pursue God and his ways. With emotion and spiritual depth, these prophetic writings beckon us toward a spiritual integrity that can still affect the course of individuals and nations today. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Author: Walter A. Elwell
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801020751
Category: Religion
Page: 1312
View: 7211
An updated version of Elwell's Evangelical Dictionary of Theology with articles covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

The Dispensational-covenantal Rift

The Fissuring of American Evangelical Theology from 1936 to 1944
Author: R. Todd Mangum
Publisher: Paternoster
ISBN: 9781842273654
Category: Religion
Page: 319
View: 7549
This groundbreaking study explores how the fight between dispensationalists and covenant theologians got started and how a unique dynamic of personalities and sociological factors enflamed it. Readers may be surprised to discover that even the terminology of dispensationalists and covenant theologians originated in the 1930s disputes; that the vast majority of the original protagonists on both sides were Presbyterians; and that soteriology, rather than eschatology, was the original bone of contention between them. This study examines how two respective strands of fundamentalism came to identify one another as theological rivals, as they each vied for position in their recently formed separatist bodies. The significance of disagreements over dispensationalism is explored in the founding of the Orthodox Presbyterian and Bible Presbyterian churches. And then, as the debate traveled southward, the response of the PCUS is examined, with special attention given to the consummative report of an ad hoc committee that found dispensationalism to be out of harmony with the Westminster doctrinal standards. Significant misunderstandings that impeded fruitful dialogue from the beginning are clarified, particularly those that have persisted most stubbornly to the present day. Perhaps most surprising of all, the reader will discover that nearly all of the original points of debate between dispensationalists and covenant theologians have since been resolved, as each side has honed its position in light of pertinent critiques. Why has this development gone almost unnoticed? This study suggests an answer, and proposes that understanding how the feud began may hold the key to rapprochement today.

The Pretribulation Rapture Theory and Dispensationalism Revisited

Author: J. Mike Byrd
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 149083446X
Category: Religion
Page: 196
View: 2853
The Pretribulation Rapture Theory and Dispensationalism Revisited reviews and critiques a confusing array of popular theories that address the return of Jesus Christ and the church’s rapture. It proposes that a clarifying approach rests in letting Scripture interpret Scripture, which yields a simpler, more natural, and consistent explanation of the pretribulation rapture and dispensationalism. Drawing upon thousands of hours of Bible study, J. Mike Byrd presents an analysis and a related proposal that avoid both unthinking conformity to popular notions and oversimplification for the sake of palatability. The Pretribulation Rapture Theory and Dispensationalism Revisited addresses methods of interpretation, defines dispensationalism and the Dispensational Principle, examines the scriptural testimony surrounding the day of the Lord and the day of God’s wrath, surveys the issues regarding imminence, and discusses the rapture, the resurrection, and Christ’s second coming. If you wonder what Scripture clearly teaches about the this world’s demise, the end of human existence, and the onset of God’s sure and certain work to establish his reign, then The Pretribulation Rapture Theory and Dispensationalism Revisited should offer you the scripturally grounded review, analysis, and explanation you need to understand the Scripture’s teachings on these ultimate issues.

Baptized in the Spirit

Author: Frank D. Macchia
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310861055
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 3063
Baptized in the Spirit creatively examines the most recent trends in Pentecostal and charismatic theology, especially with regard to the displacement of Spirit baptism as Pentecostalism’s central distinctive. The author begins by focusing on the significance of the Holy Spirit in reciprocal and mutual work with the Son in fulfilling the will of the Father. He also shows how the pneumatological emphases in Pentecostal and charismatic theology can help to correct the tendency in Western Christianity to subordinate the Spirit to the Word.

Believer's Baptism

Sign of the New Covenant in Christ
Author: Thomas R. Schreiner,Shawn Wright
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433669056
Category: Religion
Page: 364
View: 5350
Is believer’s baptism the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures? What are the historical and theological challenges to believer’s baptism? What are the practical applications for believer’s baptism today? Volume two in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY (NACSBT) series for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons addresses these compelling questions. Indeed, Believer’s Baptism begins with the belief that believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism or other faith proclaiming methods) is the clear teaching of the New Testament. Along the way, the argument is supported by written contributions from Andreas Kostenberger, Robert Stein, Thomas Schreiner, Stephen Wellum, Steve McKinion, Jonathan Rainbow, Shawn Wright, and Mark Dever. Users will find this an excellent extension of the long-respected NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY.

Progressive Dispensationalism

Author: Ron J. Bigalke
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Religion
Page: 384
View: 584
The first book of its kind, Progressive Dispensationalism presents a comprehensive and collaborative look at the arguments against, and the errors within, the progressive dispensationalist movement. The authors begin with a history of dispensationalism, and then provide detailed examinations of sixteen key issues, including the hermeneutics of progressive dispensationalism; the relationship between covenants and dispensations; the Abrahamic, Land, Davidic, and New Covenants; cessationism; and the dangers of progressive dispensationalism to premillennial theology. Written by pastors, professors, and Ph.D.s from across the country, Progressive Dispensationalism will serve as a valuable resource tool for Bible students, scholars, and theologians navigating these complex issues.

The Covenantal Kingdom

A Brief Summary of the Biblical Argument for Postmillennialism
Author: Ralph Smith
Publisher: Christian Liberty Press
ISBN: 9781930092235
Category: Religion
Page: 122
View: 9826

A Case for Amillennialism

Understanding the End Times
Author: Kim Riddlebarger
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144124266X
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 9169
Amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, historic premillennialism, postmillennialism, preterism. These are difficult words to pronounce and even harder concepts to understand. A Case for Amillennialism is an accessible look at the crucial theological question of the millennium in the context of contemporary evangelicalism. Recognizing that eschatology--the study of future things--is a complicated and controversial subject, Kim Riddlebarger provides definitions of key terms and a helpful overview of various viewpoints. He examines related biblical topics as a backdrop to understanding the subject and discusses important passages of Scripture that bear upon the millennial question. Regardless of their stance, readers will find helpful insight as Riddlebarger evaluates the main problems facing each of the major millennial positions and cautions readers to be aware of the spiraling consequences of each view.

Christ's Prophetic Plans

A Futuristic Premillennial Primer
Author: Richard Mayhue,John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802478115
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 5897
Do you wish you clearly understood the different views of the millenium and know why you believe which view you hold to? General editors and experienced bible scholars John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue help to provide a clear and convincing Biblical explanation for the interpretive approach to Scripture that results in a knowable futuristic view of Christ's millennial reign on earth. Christ's Prophetic Plans also helps provide the certain validity of God's promises to future Israel, and the crucial differences between Israel (as a people and a nation) and the New Testament church. Christ's Prophetic Plans offers the reader John MacArthur's most explicit writing on eschatology and is perfect for pastors, bible professors, teachers, and students with a heart and mind for discovering Biblical truth. This primer takes you on a Biblical study of questions surrounding prophecy, Israel, the rapture, and the different millennial views. The fruit of such study is great as God specifically promises His blessing on those who know and obey the things of biblical prophecy (Revelation 1:3; 22:7).