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Dispensational Eschatology (4) Dividing God’s People and Dividing God’s Word

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: April 15, 2008, p. 325. Central to dispensationalism is their distinction between Israel and the church. God is said to promise one thing to Israel, and another thing to the church. And He…

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The Dispensational View of God’s Covenant (1): The Dispensational Confession of an Unconditional Covenant

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: November 1, 2008, p. 61. Central to dispensationalism is the dispensationalists’ view of unfulfilled prophecy. They insist that many of God’s covenant promises made to Israel in the old dispensation have yet to…

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The Millennium of Dispensationalism (1) A Bizarre Mixing of the Earthly and the Heavenly

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous article in this series: January 15, 2009, p. 176. Dispensationalists maintain that, prior to the final judgment, the Israelis must rule on earth for a thousand years. This millennial reign, they insist, must take place for…

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The Dispensational View of God’s Covenant (2)

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Chruch in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous article in this series: December 1, 2008, p. 110. Eschatology is all about God’s covenant promises. Wrong views of God’s covenant will manifest themselves in wrong views of eschatology. Dispensational eschatology is based on an erroneous…

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Historical Introduction to Dispensationalism (6) Dispensationalism and Independentism

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: August 2008, p. 447. The articles so far in this series have been intended to provide a historical introduction to dispensationalism. The first few articles provided an overview of some of the current…

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Historical Introduction to Dispensationalism (5) Rejecting the United States As the New Israel

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: June 2008, p. 391. The first four articles in this series were to give an overview of certain aspects of dispensationalism, by summarizing what they predict is going to happen in the near…

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Dispensational Eschatology (3) The Folly to Which Dispensationalism Leads

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: March 15, 2008, p. 276. The seriousness of an error is manifested by the folly to which it leads. By considering where some dispensationalists are today, we begin to see more clearly how…

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Dispensational Eschatology (2) Recents Events and the Rise of Dispensationalism

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: February 15, 2008, p. 234. Of all the factors that have affected the rise of dispensationalism, one of the chief is the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. After years of predicting…

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Dispensational Eschatology (1) A Summary of Dispensational Predictions Concerning Future World Events

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. With this article we move on to the subject of eschatology—the study of the last things. Lord willing, Rev. Key will be going through the subjects that are normally covered in this locus of theology, while I plan…

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Historical Introduction to Dispensationalism (7)

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Chruch in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: September 1, 2008, p. 474. False teachers often take advantage of other false teachings to promote themselves. They start by pointing out what is unbiblical about what others are saying, and this prepares…

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