"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." – Hebrews 4:12 KJB
Dispensational teaching has been around for a long time. This is a good video that explains the history of dispensational teaching from the Bible.
The below document explains the difference between Covenant Theology and dispensational teaching of the Bible. This document is from the Presbyterian Church which teaches Calvinism. If your pastor and Baptist church is teaching the same thing as the Presbyterian church, then your pastor needs to quit calling himself a Baptist and start calling himself a Presbyterian.
The standard teaching on John 8:56 is Abraham saw the day that Christ was crucified and that he rejoiced and was glad. The problem is that the phrase “my day” is a reference to the day of Christ. There are four references in scripture to the “day of Christ or day of Jesus Christ.” There are other problems as well with this teaching.
John 8:56 (KJV) Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Matthew 21:42 (KJV) Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Psalm 118:22 (KJV) The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Psalm 118:23 (KJV) This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
Psalm 118:24 (KJV) This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 has someone that “will rejoice and be glad” about a certain day just like Abraham in John 8:56 where Abraham rejoiced and was glad. The context of Psalm 118:24 is the second coming of Christ. In Psalm 118:22 has both the first coming “the stone which the builders refused” the second coming “is become the head stone of the corner.” The stone in Psalm 118:24 is Christ. When the stone is the head of the corner, this is the second coming of Christ. The day in Psalm 118:24 is the day of Christ. Abraham is the father of Israel. He would rejoice and be glad for the second coming of Christ. The second coming of Christ for Israel means that they went through the seven years of Tribulation. Israel has been reconciled back to God. Israel has accepted her Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. Israel has been forgiven for rejecting and murdering her messiah the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has destroyed all the armies of the nations that wanted to destroy Israel. The Lord Jesus Christ takes care of the beast and the false prophet. As the father of Israel, the second coming of Christ is indeed a day for Abraham to rejoice. It is a great day indeed for the nation of Israel. Israel will rule and reign with the King of the Jews, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Deuteronomy 4:14 (KJV) And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.
The nation of Israel was to do the statutes and judgments in the land of Israel not America.
Deuteronomy 5:31 (KJV) But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
The nation of Israel was to do the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgements in the land of Israel not America. The Sabbath was part of the commandments. The Sabbath is for the nation of Israel to keep in the land of Israel. The Sabbath is not for America, at least not until the millennial reign of Christ.
Les Feldick is a hyperdispensationalist from Kinta, Oklahoma. Les Feldick taught hyperdispensationalism for 19 years on a local TV station in Tulsa, Oklahoma from October 1990 to October 2009. Hyperdispensationalism takes dispensationalism further than the Bible takes dispensationalism which results in heresy and error in Bible teaching.
Les Feldick is a King James Bible corrector. The only Bible that teaches dispensationalism is the King James Bible. The King James Bible is the only Bible that has the command to “rightly dividing the word of truth” in it. It is strange that hyperdispensationalists like Les Feldick reject the King James Bible as being the perfect word of God, when it is the only one that teaches to “rightly divide.”
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The Bible instructs Christians to rightly divide the word of truth in 2 Timothy 2:15. There are two obvious errors that can be made. The first error is not to divide the word of truth at all or not enough. The Covenant Theology crowd make this error by claiming that salvation is all the same in the Bible. The second error is to divide the word of truth in the wrong places or in too many places. This is the error of hyperdispensationalists. An example of this would be to teach that the church started with Paul instead of with Christ as stated in Ephesians 2:16.
1 Corinthians 15:9 (KJV)For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Galatians 1:13 (KJV)For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
Philippians 3:6 (KJV)Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Ephesians 2:16 (KJV) And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
I am a dispensationalist because the Lord Jesus Christ is a dispensationalist and He taught me to be a dispensationalist. Now you are going to ask me to prove that the Lord Jesus Christ is a dispensationalist. Ok, go to your King James Bible to John 20.
John 20:28 (KJV) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
John 20:29 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
John 20:30 (KJV) And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
John 20:31 (KJV) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Notice in John 20 the Lord Jesus Christ tells Thomas that “because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed”. There is another group of people that will believe but have not seen the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ tells Thomas “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” These are two different groups of people. The first group seen the Lord Jesus Christ and believed. They also saw the miracles that he had preformed as well. The second group did not see the Lord Jesus Christ, they did not see his miracles, they heard someone witness about Jesus Christ, they heard a preacher preach about Jesus Christ, or they read the Bible about the Lord Jesus Christ or read a Gospel tract. I am part of this last group. I have never seen the Lord Jesus Christ and I have never seen a miracle that he performed. I read about Jesus Christ in the King James Bible, I heard a man preach about Jesus Christ, I heard someone witness about Jesus Christ and I read a Gospel tract. The Lord Jesus Christ is a dispensationalist because he rightly divides these two groups of people. The first group believed because they had seen the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. The second group believed what the word of God said about Jesus Christ.
Let us take a look at the speech of the greatest Christian to ever lived and the apostle to the Gentiles. Which most of us are Gentiles and not Jews.
1 Corinthians 2:4 (KJV) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
Paul did not use enticing words of man’s wisdom in his speech and preaching. Charismatics often complain to street preachers “you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Then the street preacher replies back, “I am trying to get lost people saved by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am not trying to catch flies.”
2 Corinthians 3:12 (KJV) ¶ Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
Love is killing America. God does not have unconditional love for the sinner or the saved. God’s love for the sinner is at a particular place and time. That place and time is when Jesus Christ suffered and died on a cross at Calvary. That is the love of God. The love of God for you is not in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, etc. It is at a place called Calvary nearly two thousand years ago outside of Jerusalem in Israel. This is the place and time that the Son of God loved you enough to die in your place for your sins. If you want the love of God you have to go back in time to Calvary, where Jesus Christ died for you on a cross. The ball is in your court. You need to receive Jesus Christ as your great God and Saviour. When a sinner receives Jesus Christ as their great God and Saviour, they are receiving the love of God. When a sinner rejects Jesus Christ as their great God and Saviour, they are rejecting the love of God. God’s love for a sinner is tied to the suffering and death that Jesus Christ suffered on the cross in the place of the sinner.
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:8 (KJV) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:10 (KJV) Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Notice that the love of God toward sinners is associated with the death of Christ. Jesus Christ did not suffer and die on a cross at Calvary so that you could just keep on sinning. Jesus Christ did not suffer and die on a cross so that you can IDOLIZE SPORTS, DRINK BEER, RAISE HELL, CRANK UP THE MUSIC and KEEP on sinning. Jesus Christ suffered and died on a cross in your place to save you from your sins and an eternity in HELL!!! Jesus Christ died for you to change you from a sinner to a saint. Jesus Christ died in your place for your sin so that He could give you His righteousness.
Jesus Christ’s own disciples were not looking forward to the cross. There are a number of verses that show this.
Matthew 16:21 (KJV) ¶ From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Matthew 16:22 (KJV) Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. Matthew 16:23 (KJV) But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
The above statement was made by William Grady concerning an accusation that Dr. Simpson made about Dr. Peter S. Ruckman. We take issue with William Grady on his statement. We agree with William Grady on this statement with the exception of “Peter S. Ruckman, the one man who did more to solidify the King James Only position than any ten other preachers combined”. We disagree with William Grady on it being only ten preachers combined. We believe that Dr. Peter S. Ruckman did more than at least 1000 preachers combined to solidify the King James Only position. We can not be sure of this but maybe the number should be 10,000 instead of 1,000 preachers.
There are a number of problems with this teaching. Chief among these problems is that the teaching is not Biblical. The second problem is that this teaching is Calvinist.
Hebrews 9:14-20 presents a major problem for the teaching of Covenant Theology. Hebrews 9:16-17 tells us that a testament is not in effect until after Jesus Christ dies on a cross at Calvary. It did the Jew or Gentile no good looking forward to the cross. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. This is an insurmountable problem for Calvinists. The cross provided no salvation for those alive before the cross because the New Testament was not in effect. Hebrews 9 is describing a common practice that is still in effect today. The person has a will and last testament leaving all their worldly goods and possessions to their heirs. The will is of no effect until the person dies. If your name is listed in a will to inherit property, that property is not yours until the person dies that is leaving the property to you. A person could be in a will to inherit millions of dollars and live as pauper in a shack barely able to survive. The millions of dollars in the will is not theirs until the person in the will dies. This is the same way with the Lord Jesus Christ, New Testament salvation is not in effect until Jesus Christ dies on the cross at Calvary.
Hebrews 9:14 (KJV) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:15 (KJV) ¶ And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Hebrews 9:16 (KJV) For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. Hebrews 9:17 (KJV) For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Hebrews 9:18 (KJV) Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. Hebrews 9:19 (KJV) For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Hebrews 9:20 (KJV) Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Calvinists do not understand that man has a will and that God is sovereign no matter what man chooses with his will. God’s will for man during the church age is that man would believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and be saved. If that man refuses the will of God then God’s will for that man is that he will go to hell for rejecting the gospel of Jesus Christ. No matter what the man chooses, God gets his way and his will. This is what the Bible teaches.
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God’s will is “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish” and have “everlasting life.” Those that will not “believeth in him” will perish in hell. You have the two wills of God for “whosoever” in John 3:16. The “whosoever” is not limited to the elect in John 3:16. Whosoever means whosoever. God will have his will one way or another.
For God so loved the elect, that he gave his only begotten Son, that the elect after being born again by irresistible grace believeth in him should not perish, but have perseverance of the saints. This is the Calvinist version of John 3:16.
One of the great things about understanding the sovereign will of God is one does not have to twist Scripture to fit Calvinism. One can just let the Bible stand as it is and mean what it says.Save
The Lord Jesus Christ is a dispensationalist. The proof of this is in the King James Bible. In Luke 4:18-19 the Lord Jesus Christ is reading Isaiah 61:1-2 from the Old Testament. He stops after reading “To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. This is in mid-sentence of Isaiah 61:2. The Lord Jesus Christ stops here because he is a dispensationalist. He stops reading at the end of the part about the first coming of Christ and does not read the part about the second coming of Christ. The next part of the sentence that he does not read says “and the day of vengeance of our God”. This is the second coming of Christ. Jesus Christ splits the verse between the first coming of Christ and the second coming of Christ. Jesus Christ is a dispensationalist. I chose to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and be a dispensationalist like the Lord Jesus Christ is.
Luke 4:18 (KJV) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, Luke 4:19 (KJV) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Isaiah 61:1 (KJV) ¶ The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; Isaiah 61:2 (KJV) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
The Bible is a dispensational book. There are right divisions to be made in the Bible. If one does not make right divisions in the Bible then there will be contradictions in the Bible. The Bible gives us a command in 2 Timothy 2:15 to rightly divide the word of truth. This is how one learns and understands the Bible by rightly dividing the word of truth. One learns the Bible by studying differences in the Bible and rightly dividing things that are different. This will eliminate the contradictions.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 is only in the King James Bible. All other bible versions change this verse. This verse is the key to understanding the Bible and this is why all other bibles have been changed, so you will not understand the Bible. There is no key to understanding the Bible in other versions.
(Missionary to Ukraine and Former Soviet Russia since 1992)
Our practice has been and always will be to use the absolute, infallible word of God preserved in the Authorized Version of the King James Bible 1611 in the international language of English. We make no apologies for this especially to any Greek and Hebrew scholars of this Laodicean period of the church age. All of the modern translations have perverted and twisted many of God’s words to prove their own heresies.
The subject we are about to discuss is probably one of the most controversial subjects of Christendom. Among the ranks of all the professions of “Christianity” (that is, if you are to believe that Roman Catholicism and the Orthodoxism are Christian) the dozens of denominations have their private interpretations as to what Passover is, what it is not, who should celebrate it, and who should not. There are approximately 900 million Roman Catholics, and about 300 million Orthodox, most of which will die and go to hell. They are taught that good works, tradition, etc., are necessary for salvation. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this age, the church age, salvation is a FREE GIFT, without any works (Rom. 4, Eph. 2:8, 9).
In this little booklet we are going to take up the subject when did the Lord Jesus Christ die on the cross and when was His resurrection.
Calvinism does not understand the difference between physical death and spiritual death. A sinner is spiritually dead not physically dead. Calvinism teaches that a sinner is dead and cannot respond to the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The above picture illustrates this teaching of Calvinism. This is just one of many errors of Calvinism. Calvinism fails to understand that man is made up of a trinity like God is a Trinity. God is a Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. Man is a trinity of spirit, soul, and body. This is Bible.
1 John 5:7 (KJV) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV) ¶ And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.