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A Friendly Critique of Dispensationalism - by Michael Phillips
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Galatians 3:1-9
Jun 29, 2014 pm - FIFTH SUNDAY MEETING, JUNE 29, 2014 My talk tonight is entitled A Friendly Critique of Dispensationalism. I call the critique friendly because every Dispensationalist I know of is an Orthodox Evangelical Christian, affirming the Trinity, the two natures of Christ, the inerrancy of the Bible, and justification by faith alone. My disagreement with them, therefore, is a family argument, not a nuclear war. But if the critique is a friendly one, it is very much a critique. I believe Dispensationalism is a serious error that hinders our understanding of the Bible, distorts our theology, colors our politics, and divides the People Jesus Christ died to unite. If it is not a heresy, neither is it a trifling mistake. PROGRESSIVE AND TRADITIONAL The key word in the title, of course, is also the longest one: Dispensationalism. What is it? There are two versions of it: Progressive and Traditional. The former is taught by Dallas Seminary scholars Craig Blaising and Darrell Bock, and by Dr. Robert Saucy of Talbot Seminary. While I don't fully agree with these men, I thank the Lord for their brave work. They don't go far enough, but they're moving in the right direction. Their scholarship, ... More >>>

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