Biblical Fidelity

The Dispensation of Promise—The Uniqueness of the Jewish People

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 21) Thanks for stopping by for this week's Bible study! For several weeks, we have been considering God's covenant promises to Abram, given in Genesis 12:1-3. It was this new revelation that began the dispensation of promise. To refresh our memories, here once again is this vitally important section of Scripture: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land [...]

The Dispensation of Promise—Israel’s Right to the Land

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 20) Welcome to our Bible study! As we have learned in the previous four articles, God's covenant promises to Abram, given in Genesis 12:1-3, began the dispensation of promise. By now we should all know this very important Scripture passage by heart, but just in case you need help in keeping it before your mind, here it for us again: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and [...]

The Dispensation of Promise—Signed by Circumcision

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 19) We are considering God's covenant promises to Abram, which began the dispensation of promise in Genesis 12:1-3: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And [...]

We Must Hold to Biblical Traditions Faithfully—Not Abandon Them Flippantly

(Read Part 4) So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. (2 Thess. 2:15) In this series, we are dealing with the concept of ministry philosophy—addressing a paradigm shift that is taking place in many churches. It includes a variety of issues which all churches, of all sizes and shapes and stripes, are currently facing. Many times today we are differing with other believers, not so much on [...]

The Dispensation of Promise—An Everlasting Possession

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 18) As we continue our study of the dispensations, we go deeper this week into the concepts that carry over into future ages from the dispensation of promise, which began with the call of Abram in Genesis 12. Here is the basic text that forms the background for this week's lesson: So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when [...]

We Must Teach the Old Testament Systematically—Not Superficially

(Read Part 3) In this ongoing series on developing a Biblical philosophy of ministry, we are dealing with some hot contemporary issues. Order Dr. Andy Woods' new book, "The Middle East Meltdown." What you will discover is that there is a lot of disagreement in churches today—not so much over their doctrinal statements. The disagreement is over how they have decided to do ministry—ministry practicum or a philosophy of ministry. This is important and significant to me because issues nearly identical [...]

The Dispensation of Promise—A Blessing for the World

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 17) Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall [...]

We Must Teach the Entirety of Scripture—Not Merely the New Testament

(Read Part 2) Many new ideas are being touted today in terms of changing the direction of churches. We need to become educated on the mood of the body of Christ, and how new ideas are percolating. In this series, we are taking an in-depth look at nine troubling ideas that keep resurfacing in the area of philosophy of ministry. If you have not yet faced these issues in your local Bible-believing church, be assured that you will be facing them soon. They are [...]

The Dispensation of Promise—Introduction

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 16) We begin this time with a short review. What is it that marks the beginning of a new dispensation, or a new era in God's program? A dispensation begins when a fundamentally new revelation is given by God which changes mankind's responsibility to God and man. In other words, God has to dispense something new. He has to give a new revelation. That dispensing of a new revelation causes us to realize [...]

We Must Emphasize Prophecy—to the Extent that Scripture Emphasizes It

(Read Part 1) We continue our discussion about ministry philosophy and the temptation to compromise with regard to it. I want to challenge pastors and spiritual leaders to think deeply about these issues—and not go down that road of compromise. Last time we began looking at nine troubling ideas in this regard. The first of those was: There is a tendency to reach the youth at the expense of the truth. We often hear the plea to tone down truth because of [...]