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Dispensation of Promise

For reasons that are unknown to us, God chose Abraham for blessing and called out to him while he was living in Ur of Chaldeans. It may have been because Abraham lived more righteously...

Dispensation of Law

Under the dispensation of promise all that was required of the Israelites was that they trust God to do as He had promised. They failed in this and the law was introduced. Man’s conscience...

Dispensation of the Kingdom

The dispensation of the Kingdom describes the period of 1,000 years in Revelation 20 in which Christ rules on earth from David’s throne. It is the period in time that the Jews were looking...

Dispensation of Innocence

Adam and Eve began in the Garden of Eden in innocence. They were naked and felt no shame. They knew very little about God but were given a few simple expectations. They were to...

Dispensation of Human Government

Until the time when Noah left the ark, all responsibility for punishment of wrongdoing was held by God. In the dispensation of human government, man is given authority to exercise laws and carry out...

Dispensation of Conscience

When Adam and Eve ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they were given the knowledge of good and evil – a conscience. Rather than to obey the simple commands that...

Dispensations of the Church

The church age is ushered in with the death and resurrection of Jesus. There is some debate over the official start of this dispensation – whether it begins when Gentiles are first introduced, or...

Dispensations and Covenants

Dispensational theology recognizes seven separate dispensations where God works with man in slightly different ways. These dispensations can be related to individual covenants between God and man. This stands to reason that man’s relationship...

Conclusions on Baptism

by Chad Shaffer and Mike Stine * This is the final part of a five part discussion on baptism.  Links to the previous sections are provided below the article for your convenience. In our...

Three Modes of Baptism

by Chad Shaffer and Mike Stine *This is a brief five part breakdown on the various views of baptism.  For convenience sake, links to the other sections are provided at the bottom. Now that...