By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div.
Editor in Chief
As the editor in chief of this new outlet for theological information called Dispensational Publishing House, you would expect me to write in glowing terms about the pressing need for an innovative company that will serve as a repository for the best in contemporary dispensational thought.
You would presume that I would describe with exuberance how we hope to obtain the best authors to write noteworthy tomes—meanwhile giving novice authors the opportunity of breaking in with a blog.
You may suppose that I would point you to our dynamic website, calling you to hearken daily to its offerings out of fear that you might otherwise be found wanting of the latest Biblical musings.
Well, since you already know what I am going to say, that makes my job very easy… or perhaps more difficult…
What can I say to convince you of the need for DPH?
The truth is that I cannot say anything that will convince you of that need. On one level, the proof will be in the pages—and in the pixels—through all of the days to come. We will have to earn your trust, one blog post and one book page at a time.
Once we get a little further down the road, we certainly hope that the ideals we aspire to (as expressed in superlative terms above) become a reality.
In the meantime, I can appeal to you on the basis of this precept: The church as a whole seems to be moving quickly and far from dispensational theology—at just the time when evidence confronts us from every sector of society that correlates with the major tenets that dispensationalists have been writing about for decades.
To put it in the ecclesiastical vernacular, talk about relevance.
If the dispensational understanding of Scripture is correct (and I believe it is), and if we are living in the closing days of the church age (and we are certainly getting closer), then DPH is uniquely poised to make a significant impact for the cause of Christ, to the glory of God, at this strategic time in which He has placed us.
Indeed, we hope to offer you the best information possible, enlisting the greatest writers that we can. But ultimately we hope that none of it will spring from our own ingenuity. Rather, we echo Paul’s question, “What hast thou that thou didst not receive?” (1 Cor. 4:7). We strive to be faithful to declare what God has already said, aided by the guidance of others who have gone before.
Please come with us on this exciting new publishing journey. We hope that it will not be long before you agree that we are on the right path.
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Scripture taken from the King James Version.