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.
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Dispensations: Ages and Angels
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Dispensation: Greek: οἰκονομία (oikonomia) 1. the management of a household or of household affairs… administration, dispensation.
Why Did God Create Angels?
So, what I have said so far is that we divide these periods into ages (see slide #18). They have things in common; the Age of the Gentiles, the Age of Israel, the Church Age, and the Messianic Age or the Millennium. Now these will then be divided into dispensations.
Now, let’s look at an important factor as we begin this study because really dispensations focuses on history, understanding human history. One of the questions that has plagued mankind is: why did God create Adam and Eve? I recognize that even with this answer people are going to say, well, why did God even create the angels?
-Dr. Robert Dean See full Transcript
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.