Rolland McCune

The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Kingdom)

(Read Part 6) The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Continued) 7A. The Dispensation of the Kingdom: From the Second Coming of Christ to the Dissolution of the Present Earth 1b. The New Revelation From God The new revelation will consist of all the information that comes from the direct rule and reign of Jesus Christ on earth (Isa. 2:3; Joel 2:28). Part of this will be the blessings of the New Covenant, which will be instituted with national Israel (Jer. 31:33-34). [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:49:34-06:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, History, Unifying Center|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Grace)

(Read Part 5) The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Continued) 6A. The Dispensation of Grace: From Pentecost to the Second Coming of Christ 1b. The New Revelation From God The new revelation from God was the grace and truth that came by Jesus Christ (John 1:17). Jesus of Nazareth was Emmanuel, God with us (Matt. 1:23; Isa. 7:14). He was God in the flesh (John 1:14)—a one-for-one revelation of the Father (John 14:9), the very embodiment of the Godhead (Col. 2:9). [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:49:05-06:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, History, Unifying Center|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Law)

(Read Part 4) The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Continued) 5A. The Dispensation of Law: From Sinai to Pentecost 1b. The New Revelation From God: The Mosaic Covenant The Mosaic Covenant was an indivisible law with three general aspects: civil, ceremonial and moral. There was other revelation given during this dispensation but not of the quality that introduced a distinguishable economy in the outworking of God’s purpose. 2b. The Goal of the Dispensation 1c. Fellowship With God There was no continuous [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:48:40-06:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, History, Unifying Center|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Government & Promise)

(Read Part 3) The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Continued) 3A. The Dispensation of Human Government: From the Flood to Abraham 1b. The New Revelation From God: The Noahic Covenant (Gen. 9:1-17) The fear of man put within the animals—v. 2 Official permission to have a meat diet—vv. 3-4 The imposition of capital punishment—vv. 5-6 The promise of no more Noahic-type floods—vv. 8-17 The command to fill the earth with rational beings who are God’s image-bearers is reiterated (vv. 1, 7). 2b. [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:47:51-06:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, History, Unifying Center|Tags: , |2 Comments

The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations (Innocence & Conscience)

Editor's Note: Today we resume this series on dispensational theology by Dr. Rolland McCune. We interrupted this series during our month of emphasis on the Ark Encounter to bring you Dr. McCune's article on 'The Genesis Flood': A Renewed Call to Biblical Literalism. You can see all the previous articles in this series by clicking here. (Read Part 2) The Implementation of the Unifying Principle: The Dispensations 1A. The Dispensation of Innocence: From the Creation to the Fall 1b. The Creation of the Universe and [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:47:30-06:00September 13th, 2016|Categories: Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, History, Unifying Center|Tags: , |2 Comments

‘The Genesis Flood’: A Renewed Call to Biblical Literalism

When I think of the great flood of Noah, I usually think immediately of my revered seminary teacher, Dr. John C. Whitcomb, in whose many classes I came to a deep appreciation of the Old Testament Scriptures. He was in the vanguard of a renewed call to Biblical literalism in Bible-science studies, beginning with The Genesis Flood (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1961). This book was in collaboration with Dr. Henry Morris, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech University and an [...]

A Proposed Unifying Center

(Read Part 1) In the first installment in this series, we began to see an answer to this question: Is there a unifying principle to all of God’s activity? As we learned, this principle will also include one’s approach to the Bible. What is the unifying center or theme of the Scriptures? This unifying center of all of God’s activity—with reference to the universe—will also be the unifying theme of the Bible. The two are correlative to each other. Proposed Options for [...]

The Difficulty of Finding a Unifying Center

Introduction The Bible teaches that whatever God does is always for His self-glory. He exists both from Himself (i.e., He is self-existent or uncaused) and for Himself (Rom 11:36; 1 Cor 15:28b; Col 1:16). There is no higher standard for God to meet than Himself. There is nothing outside of God with which He can compare/contrast Himself nor is there anything external to God from which to offset Himself in order to define Himself. He exists in self-contained tri-unity does all things [...]

Concluding Thoughts

(Read Part 6) We have been considering four essential principles that are necessary to holding a proper understanding of literal interpretation. These are the univocal nature of language, the jurisdiction of authorial intent, the unitary authorship of Scripture and the textually-based locus of meaning. Here are some concluding thoughts about the entire subject we have been studying. Conclusion What do these factors of literal interpretation mean for certain aspects of current dispensational interpretation? They rule out double fulfillment, near and far fulfillment, [...]

By |2018-01-09T20:05:33-06:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Hermeneutics|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Textually-Based Locus of Meaning

(Read Part 5) To review very briefly, there are four essential principles that we must keep in mind if we are going to have a proper understanding of literal interpretation. The first three are the univocal nature of language, the jurisdiction of authorial intent and the unitary authorship of Scripture. The final element for literal interpretation is the textually-based locus of meaning. We began studying that topic in the previous installment of this series, and pick up with it here. The Textually-Based [...]

By |2018-01-09T20:06:50-06:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Hermeneutics|Tags: , |1 Comment