Abrahamic Covenant

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Issues of Contention: Part 1—Ecclesiology and Eschatology

(Read Part 2) The purpose of this series is to consider the difference between dispensational and covenantal theology. Having examined the basic elements of "Covenantal Thought" last time, we turn our attention in this installment to the first and second of four different "Issues of Contention." These are ecclesiology and eschatology. Issues of Contention The distinction between these two schools of thought centers on ecclesiology, eschatology, soteriology and hermeneutics. Ecclesiology (the church) Notice first the different views of the church. Dispensational theologians see [...]