"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
Category: Dispensationalism-Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth-2 Timothy 2:15
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.
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.
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.