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 LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. Genesis 13:14-18
Dispensationalism: The Age of Israel: Patriarchs and Law Session 09
*Note: Video labeled Session 08, but is Session 09
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Dispensation: Greek: οἰκονομία (oikonomia) 1. the management of a household or of household affairs… administration, dispensation.
We looked at this chart on The Ages of Civilization (see slide #4). The first age is the Age of the Gentiles. We have covered that now; we have finished that except that I have one thing left that I want to go back and wrap-up. That is the last part of Divine Institutions, which we had introduced two or three lessons back. Tonight we will begin with the Call of Abraham in Genesis 12 and the two dispensations that make-up the Age of Israel:
1. The Dispensation of the Patriarchs or Promise
2. The Dispensation of the Law.
This is going to conclude with a hinge dispensation, which we will look at next time related to the period of the incarnation, the Messianic arrival of the Messiah on the earth; and His rejection at the First Coming of Christ; and then we have the Cross and then this will be followed by the Church Age, which is the age in which we are now. It is distinct from the Age of Israel and Church Age believers are distinct from Jewish believers. There are different administrations and we will cover that. 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.