Dispensationalism (13-Part MP3 Discussion Series)

Rob McKenzie and Bob Tarullo of the Reformed Forum begin a series of episodes on the subject of Dispensational Theology.

We’ll discuss these and other related topics in this episode of Theology Simply Profound.

Theology Simply Profound is a podcast of Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, where God powerfully speaks through his means of grace.

Dispensationalism Part 1 (MP3)
What is Dispensationalism? How does Dispensational Theology differ from covenantal theology? Are the differences important?

Dispensationalism Part 2 (MP3)
What are the origins of Dispensationalism? Who are some of the key figures for this origin story? From where did the popular Dispensationalism we today come? How do we misunderstand Dispensationalism? How do Dispensationalists misunderstand those who call themselves Reformed? Why do we continue to misunderstand each other?

Dispensationalism Part 3 (MP3)
Today we discuss the hermeneutics of Dispensational Theology and some of the differences with Covenant Theology.What is hermeneutics? How do Dispensationalist interpret the Bible? How does that differ from Covenant Theology? How do we misunderstand Dispensationalism? How do Dispensationalists misunderstand those who call themselves Reformed? Why do we continue to misunderstand each other?

Dispensationalism Part 4 (MP3)
Today we discuss the nature of a dispensation and the first three dispensations of Dispensational Theology and some of the continuing differences with Covenant Theology. What is a dispensation? What makes a dispensation? What is the nature of a dispensation? Does it differ from a covenant? Is it historical? What is the Dispensation of Innocence? What is the Dispensation of Conscience? What is the Dispensation of Human Government?

Dispensationalism Part 5 (MP3)
In picking up our discussion of Dispensational Theology once again, we discuss the fourth dispensation known as “The Dispensation of Promise.” What is the Dispensation of Promise? How does it relate to the Patriarchs? How does it relate to the Abrahamic Covenant?

Dispensationalism Part 6 (MP3)
In picking up our discussion of Dispensational Theology once again, we discuss the dispensation known as “The Dispensation of Law.” What is the Dispensation of Law? How does it relate to the Dispensation of Promise and the Patriarchs? How does it relate to the Mosaic Covenant?

Dispensationalism Part 7 (MP3)
In picking up our discussion of Dispensational Theology once again, we discuss “The Dispensation of Grace” a.k.a. The Church Age. What is the Dispensation of Grace? Why is is also known as the Church Age? How does it relate to the Dispensation of Law? How does it relate to the Mosaic Covenant? Why did Jesus come into the world?

Dispensationalism Part 8 (MP3) (not available)
In picking up our discussion of Dispensational Theology once again, we discuss “The Dispensation of Grace” a.k.a. The Church Age. Specifically, the subject of Replacement Theology. What is Replacement Theology? Why is the Dispensation of Grace also known as the Church Age? How does the church relate to Israel of old? Why do Dispensationalists fear Covenantal & Reformed Theology? Why do Dispensationalists think that Covenant & Reformed folk are anti-semitic?

Dispensationalism Part 9 (MP3)
On this episode we discuss the very important topic of the Rapture. What is the Rapture? Why is the Rapture so very important to contemporary Dispensationalists? Is the Rapture found in the Bible? If so, why don’t Reformed and Covenantal Christians believe in the Rapture like Dispensationalists? Or do we?

Dispensationalism Part 10 (MP3)
In this episode we discuss the topic of the Tribulation. What is the Tribulation? Why the Tribulation? What’s its purpose? What is going to happen during the Tribulation? Is it Biblical? Why is the Book of Daniel highlighted so much in this conversation? Is it really meant to interpret the Book of Revelation? That sounds backwards to Reformed ears.

Dispensationalilsm Part 11 (MP3)
What is the Dispensation of the Kingdom? What is the millennium? What does Revelation 20 have to say about this? Broadly speaking, how does Dispensationalism understand the Book of Revelation and chapter 20 in particular? And, how would we understand these things?

Dispensationalism Part 12 (MP3)
In this episode, the Dispensation of the Kingdom. This is part 2 of our discussion of the Millennium. In Dispensationalism, what is the purpose of the Millennium? If Christ is not currently seated as a King, how does God rule today or does he? Why does the Temple have to be rebuilt? And what will actually happen in the Temple? According to Dispensationalists, will there be animal sacrifices? And, what does the prophet Ezekiel have to do with all of this?

Dispensationalism Part 13 (MP3)
In this closing episode, we discuss the Dispensation of the Kingdom again. This time in order to understand what life in the dispensational kingdom would be like (beyond the sacrifices, that is). This is part 3 of our discussion of the Millennium. In Dispensationalism, what would “kingdom-life” be like? Will character of the dispensational kingdom be one of “almost” perfect peace so that it could be said that the lion and lamb really lie down together? If so, why does mankind end up failing the dispensational tests by the end of the 1000 years. And how does Satan’s release from the 1000 year bondage fit into all of this? Besides all this, what’s up with Jesus’ parables. Are they for Christians today or just for those in the kingdom of heaven?

Dispensationalism Follow-up – Part 1 (MP3)
This time we begin by way of follow-up to a variety of questions that have come to us since our series on Dispensationalism. This is part 1 of 2 (since the episode was just too long for you to suffer through) and generally follows 3 main points: the land, the throne, and Israel and the church.

Dispensationalism Follow-up - Part 2 (MP3)
This time we begin by way of follow-up to a variety of questions that have come to us since our series on Dispensationalism. This is part 2 of 2 (since the episode was just too long for you to suffer through) and generally follows 3 main points: the land, the throne, and Israel and the church, concluding with a few comments on hermeneutics.

 

 

 

 

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