Why I am a Dispensationalist???

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.

 

 

2 Replies to “Why I am a Dispensationalist???”

  1. There may have been people in Jesus’ day who did not see him, yet believed.
    It is inaccurate to divide the two groups chronologically.

    1. Dan, you apparently do not understand the context of John 20:28-31. Jesus Christ appeared to Thomas after his death, burial, and resurrection. Thomas did not believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead until he seen his resurrected body standing in front of him. That is the context of this passage of scripture. Jesus Christ is making a division between those that seen him alive after his resurrection and believed and those that believed in his death, burial and resurrection without seeing him resurrected. Jesus Christ makes the statement in John 20:29 “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” Jesus Christ is blessing the millions of people like me that did not see the resurrected body of Jesus Christ, but believed. The context of this scripture does apply to the millions of people for the last 2000 years that have believed the death, burial, resurrection of Jesus Christ without seeing his resurrected body.

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