Category Archives: Dispensationalism

DO DISPENSATIONALISTS UNDERSTAND THE PATH TO ISRAEL’S SALVATION?

It is truly one of the great mysteries in Evangelical Theology: How does the Church relate to Israel?  And how will Israel be saved?

Reformed Theology, aka Covenant Theology, dismisses any future or current salvation for Israel (as a collective). They even speak of Old Testament saints as members of the Church.  As is popularly understood, the Church replaced Israel.  Theirs is “replacement theology.” This generates a post-millennium or Amillennial eschatology.  (And full or partial Preterism – i.e., biblical prophecy has already been fulfilled, all of it by AD 70).

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THERE IS A RAPTURE – BUT WHEN DOES IT OCCUR? IS IT PART OF THE FIRST RESURRECTION?

A RAPTURE DEBATE BETWEEN GOOD FRIENDS

Perusing many comments on my Facebook page regarding the Day of the Lord (and the prior Hot Seat I did with Gary Huffman), I still see a number of people that say the rapture is a lie, the rapture doesn’t happen, believers that accept the doctrine of the rapture have been duped.  But is that really an accurate view of what scripture teaches?  It is one thing to argue that the rapture doesn’t happen separately from the visible return of Christ spoken of in Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Revelation 19:11-19.  It is a

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DOES THE CHURCH REPLACE ISRAEL? SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE ZIONISTS? A NEW EPISODE OF THE HOT SEAT

And the second question vitally related to this, “Are the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel Still ‘Lost’?” The program for March 11 addresses this topic and the relationship between the Church and Israel.  Is it going to be dry?  I assure you it is more than lively, given the high energy of Douglas Krieger, the interviewee I put on The Hot Seat for 110 minutes!  Not to mention the fact that many evangelicals have grown to challenge those who call themselves “Christian Zionists.”  So, should Christians be Zionists?  Is the nation of Israel a sign of the last days? All
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