Another Prophet Like Moses Would Come & Israel’s Division

Copyright © Tim Warner 4windsfellowships.net Dispensationalists mistakenly think that God's program for Israel was suspended on the Day of Pentecost, and "the Church" was begun. Many non-dispensationalists think God's program for Israel was cancelled completely, by Israel's rejection of Jesus as Messiah. Both are wrong. When Jesus came, a prophesied change occurred within the nation … Continue reading Another Prophet Like Moses Would Come & Israel’s Division

The Abrahamic Covenant In the Both Testaments

Copyright © Tim Warner After the flood, when mankind once again turned away from God to worship idols, God chose one man through which He would bring about His entire plan or redemption and restoration. That man was Abraham. God spoke to Abraham several times. The first was a promise to inherit a "promised land" … Continue reading The Abrahamic Covenant In the Both Testaments

Israel’s Role In God’s Redemptive Plan

Copyright © Tim Warner 4windsfellowships.net The strength and primary feature of Progressive Dispensationalism is its ability to explain the overall purpose of God for mankind in a single unified plan. God's plan to redeem mankind flows through a series of progressive dispensations. The nation of Israel was chosen by God as a conduit to reveal … Continue reading Israel’s Role In God’s Redemptive Plan

Paul & the Mystery

Copyright © Tim Warner “Paul himself also — after that the Lord spoke to him out of heaven, and showed him that, in persecuting His disciples, he persecuted his own Lord, and sent Ananias to him that he might recover his sight, and be baptized —  ‘preached,’ it is said, ‘Jesus in the synagogues at … Continue reading Paul & the Mystery

The Church in the Old Testament

Copyright © Tim Warner http://www.4windsfellowships.net Jesus & the Church in Psalm 22 The Greek word translated "Church" in the Bible is "ekklesia." It means "a called out assembly." It is found 112 times in the Greek New Testament. In all 112 cases, except Matthew 16:18, Acts 7:38, 1 Corinthians 10:32, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 3:10, Ephesians … Continue reading The Church in the Old Testament

The Kingdom Hope in the Parables of Jesus

Copyright © Tim Warner The Nature and Purpose of Parables The Gospels contain several Kingdom parables. But, before we address the meanings of these parables, we need to first look at parables in general. Matthew 13:34-3534 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to … Continue reading The Kingdom Hope in the Parables of Jesus

The Coming Kingdom in the Gospels

Copyright © Tim Warner The Kingdom in the Birth Narratives The first event featured in the New Testament was the birth of Jesus Christ. Interwoven into the birth narratives, in Matthew and Luke, references to Christ's coming Kingdom abound. There is more emphasis on the fact that Jesus, as the Messiah, would rule as King, … Continue reading The Coming Kingdom in the Gospels

The Kingdom Hope – In the Old Testament

Copyright © Tim Warner The Ancient Hope of the SaintsThe coming of the physical Kingdom of God to earth was the universal hope of the saints since the beginning, even before Israel was a nation. Even the oldest book in the Bible speaks of this hope. Job, who even predated Abraham, expected to be raised … Continue reading The Kingdom Hope – In the Old Testament

Progressive Dispensationalism 102 An Overview

Copyright © Tim Warner The Old Covenant In the following diagrams, above the center line represents Israel, and below the line represents the Gentiles. Notice, in figure 1, Israel under the Old Covenant is divided into believers (light green) and unbelievers (tan). While the Scriptures still recognize all of the physical descendants of Jacob as … Continue reading Progressive Dispensationalism 102 An Overview

Progressive Dispensationalism 101 The Basics

Copyright © Tim Warner METHOD OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATIONProgressive Dispensationalism maintains the literal (normal) method of biblical interpretation as the default hermeneutic. Progressive Dispensationalists also rely heavily on the New Testament writers' interpretations and applications of Old Testament prophecy. This is more than simply applying a 'model' of interpretation based on a 'style' established by the … Continue reading Progressive Dispensationalism 101 The Basics