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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 [...]

Returning to My Ministry Roots

Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it. (Col. 4:17) The last two years have been a time of returning to my ministry roots—in the IFCA International.[1] Back in the summer of 2015 (shortly before I first heard of the idea of Dispensational Publishing House), I was invited to speak at the Wisconsin IFCA Regional in October of that year, where I delivered five messages on the book of Daniel, applying the prophet’s [...]

The Lord’s Supper: Its Fulfillment

(Read Part 1) Was the Lord's Supper instituted during a Passover meal? In Matthew 26:26, the text says that "Jesus took bread." The Greek word for bread here is ἄρτον. This is simply the common word for leavened bread. In fact, it always means leavened bread. There is another word for unleavened bread, and in fact many times in the gospels this word—ἄζυμος—is used to mean Passover (cf. Matt. 26:17). Beginning at Passover, observant Jews will not have any yeast or leaven in [...]

The Lord’s Supper: Its Foundation

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. (1 Cor. 5:7) One of the things that I will tell you many times is that I want you to question the assumptions. You ought to do this when listening to a sermon—even my sermons—or when listening to the news or even hearing something from a friend. What are the assumptions that underlie the assertion that [...]

Where Do We Go from Here—as We Face an Uncertain Future?

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief (Read Part 1) In this short series we are seeking to analyze the times in which we live in light of Biblical truth—like “the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chron. 12:32). We are basing our thoughts on the experiences of King Hezekiah, who ruled from 729 to 686 B.C. and became one of Judah's greatest kings. In 715 B.C. he assumed the sole kingship [...]

Where Do We Go from Here—in Our World and Nation?

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief “Where do we go from here?” That is the question before us as we begin this new year of 2017, and it will be the object of our examination in this short blog series. As Bible-believing Christians, we can examine this question on many different levels. We will look at it specifically in the following areas: Where do we go from here—in our world, in our nation and in our service to God and [...]

America Pushed Back

(Read Part 1) As we saw in Part 1, the Democratic Party platform has replaced God with government. They have sought to redefine reality, acting as their own god. Here are some examples: Redefiners of origins: You cannot teach about the Creator or creation of life, terms enshrined in our founding documents. Redefiners of life: You can abort that infant even though it is partially born and his head is out of the womb. Redefiners of marriage: Same-sex marriage is legal; opposing [...]

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The Gracious Providence of God

Two days following the recent election, a secular Jewish friend of mine asked me, “How can anyone not believe in God, after what He did in this election?” The evangelical Christians showed up in record numbers and voted 81 percent to reject the worldview, agenda, corruption and compromise that increasingly characterized this nation’s government for at least the last 25 years. Other, usually pro-Democratic constituents, were disenchanted and failed to show. God’s hand was in this election. Often I hear that we [...]

By |2018-01-10T17:56:02+00:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: America, Christian Living, Current Events, Featured Posts, History, Israel|Tags: |3 Comments