The Dispensation of Government (Part 2)

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 15) Where did government come from? Did you realize that this concept was first introduced by God Himself? As we know, Scripture reveals the plan of God, which is unfolded for us through the various dispensations. Let us begin with a brief review. According to Bishop Ussher's count, the dispensation of government covered 226 years. It includes the Table of Nations in Genesis 10 and the account of the Tower of Babel in Genesis [...]

We Must Reach the Youth—with the Truth

The issue that we are going to be dealing with in this series of articles is a philosophy of ministry issue. As we develop a philosophy of ministry, we must realize that it will impact all that we do in our ministries. And when we seek to implement a Biblical philosophy of ministry, we will quickly perceive that there are voices in the church which propose concepts that actually lead us away from Biblical truth. Certainly, this is a hot-button issue within the body of Christ today. What [...]

Chafer Theological Seminary: An Interview with the New President—Dr. Andy Woods

Editor’s Note: I first heard the name Andy Woods about 10 years ago, when he was interviewed on a CD by the late Dr. Mal Couch. I immediately sensed that we saw the world through the same lenses, and began listening to his material every time I came across it. What a privilege it is now, therefore, to work directly with Andy through Dispensational Publishing House and to be the first to present a major interview article about his brand new role [...]

Ten Principles for Life and Living—And Other Biblical Convictions

Editor’s Note: If I were in need of wisdom and could only do one thing (besides praying, of course—James 1:5), I would call Dr. Ralph Turk, as I did as a young pastor and seminary student. There are no phone calls to heaven, where Dr. Turk has resided since 2002, but we can still draw on the wisdom that he left for us. His widow, Jeanne, has noted that one goal that was left unfinished in her late husband’s very accomplished life [...]

Always Abounding in the Work of the Lord

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58). Whenever I think of this verse, my mind goes back to a Friday in October of 1996. I was pastoring in Iowa at the time, and my wife and I took a day off to attend a banquet held by the Kansas City Youth For [...]

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The Dispensation of Government (Part 1)

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 14) We are continuing our study of the dispensations, which unfold for us the plan of God as revealed in Scripture. Remember that it is the giving of a fundamentally new revelation from God, recorded in His Word, that changes mankind's responsibility before God and begins a new dispensation. A failure to recognize these divisions in Scripture—a failure to recognize these dispensations—is why there is so much theological confusion in the world today. [...]

The Dispensation of Conscience (Part 2)

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 13) After Adam and Eve sinned in Genesis 3, they were not immediately given any new laws by which to live their lives. How were they to know what to do to please God? The answer is that they were to live on the basis of the conscience. They had to look at the world around them—knowing what they understood to be true about God—and determine on that basis what was right and [...]

The Dispensation of Conscience (Part 1)

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 12) The second dispensation is called the dispensation of conscience, and it begins in Genesis 3 and goes until Genesis 8:14. The meaning behind the word conscience is literally "with knowledge." After they sinned, Adam and Eve had "knowledge of good and evil." Previously, they were innocent. Now they had experimented with sin and knew about it as part of their personal experience. They put God to the test and found out that [...]

The Dispensation of Innocence (Part 2)

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 11) The dispensation of innocence involved the introduction of many truths that conflict with ideas that are widely held in our modern culture. Two Different Worldviews Our society does not like—fundamentally—some of the things that are expressed to us in Genesis 1 and 2. Here are some of those things with which the culture disagrees: Human beings are individually and fundamentally superior to the rest of the created order. Human beings are the [...]

The Dispensation of Innocence (Part 1-C)

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 10) A failure to recognize that a fundamental, dispensational change has occurred is the most common error of Biblical interpretation, and leads to great confusion. Christians often take pieces of the Bible that they like and try to apply them to themselves without having a complete and mature understanding of doctrine drawn from the whole Bible. What principles did not continue or carry over (and thus changed) from the first dispensation of innocence [...]

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