Take a tour of a comprehensive understanding of Dispensationalism with Dr. Robert Dean. Today Dr. Dean looks at the nature of various schools of Theology in relation to Interpretation. Amos37 has spent years researching the various positions of Amillennialism, Postmillennialism, Prewrath/Mid-tribulation View, Historic Premillennialism, Dispensational Premillennialism, Preterism, and their variants. It is our earnest desire that you grow in grace and in mercy. With this in mind, we offer Dr. Deans exhaustive approach will help you understand the issues and components of various theologies. Do your own study and compare with the word of God.
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
Dispensations: Truth and Fiction?
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Dispensation and Stewardship Gods Plan for The Ages
Dispensation: Greek: οἰκονομία (oikonomia) 1. the management of a household or of household affairs… administration, dispensation.
Now a key passage here is the passage in 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 “Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards”; there is the word OIKONOMOS, stewards, administrators, or managers “of the mysteries of God. … moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found faithful.” It is used again in Titus 1:7 “For a bishop must be blameless as a steward.” That is tying the role of the bishop, the EPISKOPOS, which is the EPISKOPOS, the PRESBUTEROS, the elder; their function described as shepherding the flock that God has given them. The word for shepherding is the verb for pastor. The noun is POIMEN and the verb is POIMAINO; and so the bishop-pastor. These are just synonyms focusing on different aspects of the role of a pastor. The pastor is a steward of God. So every pastor is given a responsibility to oversee the flock that God has given to them. Colossians 1:25, Paul refers to himself, “of which I became a minister according to the stewardship, the OIKONOMIA, from God which is given to me for you to fulfill the Word of God.” -Dr. Robert Dean See full Transcript
About Dr. Robert L. Dean Jr.
Before coming to West Houston Bible Church, Dr. Dean was the Pastor of Preston City Bible Church in Preston, Connecticut. Prior to that, he had served churches in both the Dallas and Houston, Texas areas and has over 35 years of pastoral experience.
Dr. Dean is a much sought after Bible teacher both in the United States and overseas. He serves on the adjunct faculty of Faith Evangelical Seminary and is the Chairman of the Governing Board for Chafer Theological Seminary.
Dr. Dean trained for the ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned a Th.M. in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies and later returned to pursue a Ph.D. in theological studies with an emphasis in Historical Theology. He also earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas (1987) and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Faith Evangelical Seminary (2002). In 1988 he was recognized as an Outstanding Young Man of America, and in 1989 was listed in the Who’s Who in American Christian Leadership.
His academic training in Greek, Hebrew, theology, philosophy, and history enables him to study the Bible in the original languages and show how these eternal truths are as vital today as always.