C.I. Scofield outlines some basic and very important distinctions in Scripture that must be acknowledged for proper understanding. Among these are distinctions that are of particular concern to the messianic community. Perhaps the two most important distinctions in this regard are those between Israel and the Church and between the various ages in ...Read MoreC.I. Scofield outlines some basic and very important distinctions in Scripture that must be acknowledged for proper understanding. Among these are distinctions that are of particular concern to the messianic community. Perhaps the two most important distinctions in this regard are those between Israel and the Church and between the various ages in God's dealings with mankind, the latter of which are often referred to as "dispensations," each of which has been initiated by a covenant that radically altered God's expectations of those with whom He made the covenant, and with those who subsequently entered into it. Many reject the doctrine of dispensationalism, often on the grounds that it was invented by C.I. Scofield, a late eighteenth - early nineteenth century American minister. By the same token, many have rejected the doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone on the same grounds: It was invented by Luther. Of course, Luther didn't invent the doctrine; it was in Scripture all the time. Similarly, Scofield didn't invent dispensationalism; it was in Scripture all the time. He merely brought it to the notice of millions, particularly through The Scofield Reference Bible, first published in 1909. Furthermore, there were many before him that recognized distinctions between the ages and developed the concept to varying degrees, at as least as far back as Justin Martyr (A.D. 110-165) - virtually on the heels of Paul, who so copiously expounded on the subject. So there really was an unbroken line, or virtually unbroken line, of church leaders and theologians who recognized these "dispensations.Read Less
an in depth referance pamphlet not what I expected but arrived on time
Feb 18, 2010
Things that differ
One would not properly call this short work "hyper dispensational", as it is very basic in it's approach. It's emphasis is on seeing those obvious "things that differ" in Scripture, which are often overlooked. It sets out to differentiate; The Advents, The Resurrections, Law and Grace, The Two Natures of The Believer, and the three groups to which the Bible addresses itself, The Jew, The Gentile, and The Church. Only sixty four pages are given to this outline study on "things that differ" in Holy Scripture, the purpose of which being, to call the reader to be attentive in his reading. It's very handy size lends it to be easily inserted into the "cover holders" of your bible cover, and to be kept along with it for easy reference.
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