on 3 April 2007
I first came across the word "Dispensationalism" in my mid 20s when a fellow Evangelical Christian described it as an "error". Over the years I have heard it spoken about with such vehement opposition I began to think it to be a heresy. It was, therefore, with much interest, and no little curiosity, that I set my self the task of reading this volume in order to get a greater understanding of the subject. Dr Ryrie seeks to outline the basic beliefs of Dispensational Theology in a calm and gracious manner, not allowing himself to be provoked by the many shrill statements made against those who hold to these views. He succeeds in proving that Dispensationalists do not teach different ways of salvation but rather that they are as conservative in their Evangelicalism as those believers who hold to the contrary view. His last chapter "A Plea" is just that - he appeals to non-dispensationalists to be tolerant to those who hold to this system of theology stating that when it comes to the side issues that Evangelicals differ on no-one has a monopoly of the truth.
An excellent work, I thoroughly recommend it to: a) Dispensationalists who would like to be confirmed in their beliefs b) those who simply wish to have a deeper knowledge of the matter and c) opponents who are yet to be convinced that this system of theology is not the heresy that some mistakenly claim it to be.
on 26 April 2014
Dispensationalism is a cult of Satan . It was designed by Jesuits to deflect the fact that the Biblical Antichrist is the Roman Catholic Papacy . Millions have been sucked into it through various writings - the Scofield bible is a major contributor . there is no way on Earth Dispensationalism could have been discovered by man without the help of demons . I write from experience as i too was an Arminian , Dispensationalist until released from it by The Lord Jesus Christ . Dispensationalism is NOT Christianity - it promotes secular Israel which has no Biblical warrant (Romans 9 - 11). The bible refutes this Dispensational Zionist filth and there are thousands of other books too. I would recommend "wrongly dividing the word of truth" by John Gerstner and "Prophecy and the Church" by Oswald T Allis.