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.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2
Dispensations: Creation Covenant- Innocence Session 07
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Dispensation: Greek: οἰκονομία (oikonomia) 1. the management of a household or of household affairs… administration, dispensation.
Last time I started talking about the angelic conflict. It is important that we relate human history to what happened with the angels. God originally created angelic beings. He created an earth with the angels. He created the heavens and the earth, Genesis 1:1 (see slide #5.) It was a space, as I pointed out last time, this is just an empty space and there is the heavens and then there is the earth; the earth that described as the Eden Garden of God in Ezekiel 28. It is the original earth of Genesis 1:1 and it comes under judgment when Lucifer falls and God packs the earth, well actually, He turns all the lights off and because it is in absolute darkness, there is no heat, everything is packed in ice and this is the result of the fall of Lucifer. Then God describes the earth as “without form,” tohu wabohu, “without form and void” in Genesis 1:2. “Darkness is on the face of the deep,” three terms that all reverberate with a very negative connotation in most of Scripture. Something has happened in that original creation. And then there is a restoration. This is directly connected to the Angelic Conflict. The Fall of Satan is described in passages such as Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28.
-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.