“You Might Be a Dispensationalist if . . .”

July 21, 2011 — 1 Comment

* If you keep your ever-changing prophecy chart on a dry erase board . . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

* If you interpret the Bible literally EXCEPT when your prophecy interpretation won’t allow it . . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

*If you see the Old Covenant as all LAW and the New Covenant as all GRACE . . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

*If you’re more pre-occupied with WHEN Jesus is coming instead of “occupying till He comes”. . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

* If you’re convinced that Jesus is coming “any minute” but aren’t living that belief by trying to share the gospel with everyone possible . . .you might be a dispensationalist.

 

* If you’ve sold everything you own for a set RAPTURE date . . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

* If your eschatology is more driven by the newspaper than the Bible . . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

*If you think those who have differing “end times” views are heretics . . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

* If you can name more past potential AntiChrist candidates than you can Old Testament prophets. . .you might be a dispensationalist.

 

*If you’re certain of who the AntiChrist is this time . . . you might be a dispensationalist.

 

And lastly . . .

 

* If you think any efforts to advance the Kingdom of God and bring cultural transformation are “polishing the brass on a sinking ship” . . . well, let’s face it, you are a dispensationalist.

 

DISCLAIMER:  One’s belief about the “end-times” (eschatology) is a not an essential of the faith because how I believe in this area does NOT affect my salvation.  However, what I believe about the future certainly does affect HOW I LIVE in the here and now.  One’s hermeneutic (means of interpretation) is like a set of glasses through which we view all of scripture  – obviously, affecting the way I see everything from soteriology to eschatology and everything in between.  Since it is a “non-essential” of the faith, it is NOT a “litmus test” for fellowship with me.  Why . . . some of my best friends are dispensationalists.  OK, bad joke.  Anyway, the tongue-in-cheek humor here is intended to show of the eschatological extremes that have sprung from the dispensationalist’s well.  By the way, I cut the content down here after the word count was “666.”  ; )

 

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