why it matters
A dispensation refers to the household administration of the promises or covenants of God. We understand what God is doing at any point in time by understanding His covenants.
What makes Dispensationalism unique is that it is the only system of interpretation on the planet which relies on simple, normative literal interpretation. Translated: Is the only system which takes the promises of God at face value and does not seek to spiritualize them into a pre-conceived mold.
When we fail to interpret God's Word literally we set in motion a whole range of possibilities for doctrinal error. In particular, we do a great disservice to our Lord Jesus Christ, His plan and program for us, and His plan and program for Israel.
Want to know more?
For a thorough study of Dispensationalism from the ground up, including study materials and videos, we invite you to visit:
For pastors who understand Dispensationalism we offer a brief look at some of the related interpretive issues, by downloading these articles:
The ABC's of Dispensationalism
Christ in Our Dispensational Views
Christ in Our Hermeneutics
Warning on Hyper and Ultra Dispensationalism
This only scratches the surface. Jim is always willing to teach on dispensational interpretation or discuss it.
Just so you know....In an age when folks work hard to obscure their true beliefs, we want you to know we love all of our brethren in Christ everywhere, but we stand squarely on the Bible alone and we interpret it in its normal literal sense. For a detailed explanation visit our What We Believe page at Breadcrumbs.org.