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What do we mean by Dispensational Truth?

Dispensational Truth takes note of the purpose of the ages, the changes that have

been introduced since Creation, such as may  be denominated the Dispensation of 

Innocence, Law, Kingdom, Grace, Church, Mystery, etc., and the office of 

Dispensational Truth  is to decide whether any particular doctrine-be it command,

promise, calling or prophecy-does or does not pertain to any particular individual.

Dispensational Truth would lead the believer to distinguish between the  blessing

which says, "The meek shall inherit the earth", and those blessings  which are 

described as "all spiritual" and to be enjoyed "in heavenly places".



An introductory study to prepare the way for future

expositions on vital dispensational subjects.
Many and varied as the numerous attempts after " Unity" may be, there are some things

 which they all seem to have in common, namely, they go to the Gospels and Acts for their

 doctrinal and ecclesiastical arguments, emphasize the ordinances of Baptism and the. 

Lord's Supper, and either imagine they possess, or else desire to possess, " spiritual gifts."

 We believe that such  are labouring under a false interpretation. Just as a stick appears

 bent when standing in the water, so our understanding of Scripture will be distorted whilst

 we ignore the differing medium. In other words, if we stand in the dispensation of the mystery,

 and try to act as though we were in the dispensation of the kingdom, we shall in " that day," if 

not here, be ashamed, through not rightly dividing the Word of truth. [More]



The reader is directed to articles entitled ACTS, LO-AMMI, and ISAIAH 6:9,10. The structure of Acts 

28 and  the commentary on this section are intended to prove that Acts 28 is indeed of the utmost

 dispensational importance  to the believer to-day. It marks a frontier. [More]






When the apostle declares, in Colossians 1:26, that the Mystery which had been hid from ages

and from generations, has now been made manifest, his words are a commentary upon the

essential nature of a `mystery' or `secret'. We shall search in vain the pages of the prison epistles

 (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 2 Timothy, Philemon) for any references to the law and the

prophets, in so  far as the distinctive revelation of the Mystery is concerned.  Speaking of his 

conversion and commission on the road to Damascus, the apostle tells us that the Lord said to him:
` I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these 

things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; delivering

thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee' (Acts 26:16,7).  [More]


 Being a Series of Studies having Special Reference to the
 Epistles of Paul and the Present Dispensation.

ACT'S  28:17-31

The careful reader of Scripture can hardly have failed to see the tremendous influence which the people

 of Israel have had, during their history, upon the dealings of God with surrounding nations. The histories

 of Egypt, Assyria, Moab, of Rahab, of Ruth, and other Gentiles, are recorded just so far as they come into

 contact with this wonderful nation. The Lord blesses or judges particularly with reference to their attitude

 towards His people, (see the judgment of the living nations in Matt. 25). He even "set the bounds of the

 nations according to the number of the children of Israel " (Deut. 32. 8). If we might put it tersely, we would

 say that HISTORY is recorded so long as Israel is recognized as a nation, but MYSTERY obtains when

Israel becomes" Lo-Ammi" Not My people." [More]



THE BRIDE AND THE BODY  by Charles Welch

THE BODY, sufficient evidence for believing that the Church thus denominated in Ephesians

1:22,23, is unique, is entirely disassociated from the hope and calling of Israel, and was indeed

hidden in the mind of God, unrevealed even in His Word, until the present dispensation of the

Mystery followed the dismissal of Israel in Acts twenty-eight.
If we call upon the O.T. to bear a witness to the Church which is His Body, the answer is silence.

 Such a company and such a relationship is unknown. If, however, we call upon the O.T. to bear 

a witness to a company of redeemed, that are likened to either wife or bride, the answer is affirmative

and very full.  [More]




Where we read of "hope" in the New Testament we often find in the context a reference either to a

"PROMISE" or to a "CALLING". For example, Paul before Agrippa says:

             "And now I stand and am judged for THE HOPE OF THE PROMISE made of God unto our

fathers; unto which promise OUR TWELVE TRIBES, instantly serving God day and night, hope to

 come.” (Acts 26:6,7)

       Here there is no possibility of making a mistake. Not only is the hope that is in view the fulfilment

of a promise, but it is the fulfilment of a specific promise "made of God unto our fathers". Further, there

is no ambiguity as to those who entertain this hope; the words "our twelve tribes" are too explicit to

permit of spiritualizing. Other examples will occur to the reader, and will come before us in the prosecution

of our present study. For the moment it is sufficient that the principle should be clear, that HOPE LOOKS

TO THE FULFILMENT OF A PROMISE. It is therefore necessary to discover what promise has been made

to any particular company before we can speak with understanding of their HOPE.  Another prerequisite is

a knowledge of the "CALLING" concerned. [MORE]





[Part 2]

When writing about the resurrection found in 1 Thessalonians 4 Paul said in verse 15 " This we

 say unto you, BY THE WORD OP THE LORD .... Paul was quoting and using the word of the 

Lord to show them their hope. The hope found in 1 Thess. 4 with it's trumpet, angels, shout and 

voices was written down in the Word of the Lord .
Also, in 1 Corinthians 15 when writing about the same hope of resurrection ( which some 

call the  "rapture" ) he says in verse 54-55 " So when this corruptible shall have put on 

incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, THEN SHALL BE BROUGHT



means what he says, and says what he means, the hope of 1 Corinthians 15 was prophesied

in the word of the Lord. [More]




One of the great blunders of the church today is assuming that a doctrine or teaching is true

just because it has been preached for so long and loud by so many preachers. This is especially

true about the hope of resurrection that Paul wrote about in his epistles. Most believers assume

that Paul wrote about the same hope of resurrection in all of his epistles, because that's all they

have heard all of their lives
   Preachers and teachers have pounded it into their heads for years that Paul ended up with the same

hope of resurrection that he started out with .
   But this is just another doctrine and tradition of men because Paul did not end up with the same

hope he started out with . As a matter of fact Paul did not end up with many of things that he

started out with such as;
   Water baptism, the Lord's supper, going to the Jew first, circumcision (Acts 16) , keeping the law,

speaking in tongues, healing the sick, working miracles, sending offerings to Jerusalem, keeping

ordinances, offering sacrifices, observing feast days, abstaining from meats and drinks ,calling

Abraham the father of the church and New Jerusalem the mother of the church etc. etc.
   You will not find these things and many more at the end of Paul's ministry when he wrote his

Prison epistles as you will at the beginning when he wrote his Acts epistles.  [More]





The Prison Epistles are the only Scriptures which reveal the dispensation of the Mystery, 

and as that glorious truth is the peculiar burden of our ministry, we have placed great stress

 upon these special epistles. They are five in number, but as Philemon is personal in character,

 we often speak of the "Four Prison Epistles", meaning by this statement that these contain the 

complete revelation of the Mystery. Now two false conclusions have been drawn from our emphasis

 upon these epistles. One circulated by a well known speaker in Ayrshire - where we were taking

 meetings - was that we have  no room for such an epistle as the "Romans". This is completely refuted

 by the publication in 1948 of the book entitled "Just and the Justifier" , and whether the charge is made

 out of ignorance or malice it is misleading in the extreme. We do most certainly distinguish between

 the doctrinal teaching of Romans, such as "justification by faith", which is as true for the church of

the Mystery as it was when first written,  and such dispensational teaching as "the Jew first" of Romans

1:16, or "the olive tree" of Romans the  eleventh chapter, which teaching has no relation to the church 

of Ephesians, being truth for the time then present.  [More]





 In this article when using the term "One New Man" I will be referring to the Church or Body over which

 Christ is the Head as described in Paul's prison epistles. According to Eph.2:15 God made or created

the One New Man when He broke down' the middle wall of partition and abolished the Law after the

close of the Acts period. I am firmly convinced by the Scriptures that the one New Man is not the

same Church or Body that Paul describes in his Acts epistles. If they were the same, their description

would be identical. But by comparing them with one another, I see that they are totally different and

things that are different are not the same.

       The mistake that many people make today is assuming that whenever Paul mentions "The Body"

 in his Acts epistles and prison epistles, he is writing about the same Body. This is like the same mistake

 people make when they read the word "Church" in the Bible. They read about a church in Matthew and

a church in Ephesians and they assume that they are the same church just because the word "Church" is

 used in both places: But even though the word "Church" is used in both places they are not the same

church because their descriptions are totally different. In the same way, just because the word "Body"

is used in Paul's Acts epistles and his prison epistles that doesn't mean that they are the same Body.

It's my firm conviction that THEY ARE NOT THE SAME BODY, for what is said about one is not true

of the other. And as far as I am concerned it is spiritual dishonesty to say they are the same, when it is

 so apparent that they are different. [MORE]



THE PRIZE   By Charles Welch
The Greek word translated "prize" is brabeion, and occurs in two passages.
1 Cor. 9:24  Run all, but one receiveth the prize.
Phil. 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize. (According to a mark, I press toward the prize, literally.)
    The word prize is derived from brabeus, the judge at a public game who assigns the prize. Brabeuo, to preside

 at the games, occurs in Colossians 3:15 where it is translated "rule" and katabrabeuo also found in Colossians

(2:18), means "to defraud or deprive of a prize, to so manage affairs that the umpire shall pronounce against the

contestant". In Colossians the thought is not so much that of being cheated of the reward, but of failing to attain

unto the required standard. The atmosphere of 1 Corinthians 9:24 and of Philippians 3:14 is that of the arena,

and the race course. In the article entitled the CROWN, we have shown that "prize" and "crown" are related,

as genus and species.
   Philippians 3:10-14 reveals a series of steps toward the goal in view. [More]




There has ever been a constant battle between two opposing forces, the one contending

 for the TRUTH and the other for the LIE. We learn from 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 that the TRUTH

 is "hid" from the unbeliever by the father of the LIE (Jn. 8:44), and he is ever confusing the

 unbeliever with "modern thought," and the social issues of the day. The LIE deals with 

"doing good," the TRUTH deals with believing there is none that is good but ONE, that is God 

(Matt. 19:17). The mind is the target and battleground of the forces working under the leadership 

of the "god of this world." These spiritual forces "blind the minds" of them that "believe not."

 While men are unsaved they remain in the camp of Satan believing the LIE and the "father of it."

 They are bound by the LIE which seems to be truth to them. They are under the power and 

authority of Satan and his evil supernatural forces. The unbeliever is in "darkness," bound and 

fettered by Satan (Acts 26:18), "lest the light of the Glorious Gospel of Christ, Who is the image

 of God, should shine unto them" (2 Cor. 4:4). Those that are blinded, and remain in darkness

 "received not the love of the TRUTH, that they might be saved. . ." so God has allowed them

to believe the LIE (2 Thess. 2:10-11). [More]





The blessed truth connected with the heavenly places is a fitting witness to the "riches of His

 grace," and the "glory of His grace." There are not a few who seek to discredit the emphasis 

upon the peculiar and exclusive teaching of the Prison epistles by the remark that the word 

translated "heavenly places" occurs in other passages of Scripture, particularly in Hebrews. 

Twenty times in all the word occurs in the New Testament, distributed as follows: in the Gospels, 

twice; in the Epistles before Acts 28., five times (grace); in the Prison Epistles, seven times 

(spiritual perfection); and in Hebrews, six times (the number of man, imperfection, and of that 

age which immediately precedes the new creation, viz., the millennial kingdom).
     There is, however, a most important distinction to be noticed between the five

 occurrences in Ephesians, and the fifteen elsewhere.  [More]




Time: From ministry of John at Jordan to Calvary.

1. MATTHEW. Christ as King.

2. MARK. Christ as Servant.

3. LUKE. Christ as Man.


a. John, "Repent ye for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

b. Christ, "Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

c. The 12, "The kingdom of heaven is at hand."

d. The 70, "The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. " [More]


The Acts Period:  The Beginning of Something New, 

or The Continuation of Something Old?
The Book of Acts has always been a problem to those who insist that the "One New Man"

 of Eph. 2:15 and the "Dispensation of Grace" of Eph. 3:2  began there in. ( Such as those who 

hold the Acts 2, 9 and 13 "positions"). 

The problem is caused by two, things 

 (1 ) They do not understand what is going on in the Book of Acts.

(2. ) They cannot reconcile the Doctrine and practice of the Book of Acts with Present Truth 

especially that which is found in the Prison Epistles of Paul. There is a world of difference

 between the two and so over the years many "so-called Dispensationalists" have devised 

a theory that the book of Acts is a "transitional book" meaning to them that one program and

dispensation was phased out and a new program and dispensation ushered in. They teach and 

write in their books that during the book of Acts a transition took place from "Law to Grace", from 

"Israel to the Church", and from "signs, and wonders to their phasing out. This is the "pat" 

explanation that most "so-called dispensationalists"  give when confronted with the embarrassing

doctrine and practice of the book of Acts wherein they insist their Church and the Dispensation of 

Grace began. [More]



ADOPTION By Charles Welch

Adoption is the exclusive possession of Israel according to Rom. 9:4, yet adoption belongs

to the seed of Abraham, 'whether Jew or Greek, according to Gal. 4:5, and yet again, adoption

is the predestinated blessing of the church of the mystery according to Eph. 1:3-5.
This threefold adoption demands a threefold sphere. It will be found that there are parallels

 in the three spheres First of all as to the spheres themselves.
The earth.-Psa. 2:8 is all that could be included on the chart, but the reader can find stores

of references to prove that there shall be a kingdom on earth.
The heavenly calling is referred to by name in Heb. 3:1, and by referring to Heb. 11:9-10, 

14-16 and 12: 22, together with Gal. 4:26, we discover that this second sphere is the heavenly

The super-heavenlies is the English equivalent for that position where Christ sitteth at the

right hand of God, defined as "far above all principality and power," and "far above 

all heavens" (Eph. 1:3, 20,21; 2:6 and 4:10). [More]






The Three Spheres of Future Glory.
   THERE is still something more to learn concerning the dispensations before we can rightly understand the

 unique position and wonderful teaching of the later Pauline Epistles written from the prison in Rome.
   These dispensations are commonly spoken of as: two, the old and the new, but we must bring them, as all 

else, to the bar of the written Word to see whether we have learned from man. or from God, from tradition 

or from revelation.
   To some extent we shall all agree.
1. We shall all be agreed that the great subject of the Old Testament prophecies is a restored Israel and a 

regenerated earth (Matt. 19. 281. It is surely unnecessary to quote the many prophecies which tell of the

 time when the earth shall be full of the knowledge and glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea 

(Num. 14:21,. Ps. 72:9, Isa. 6: 3 ; 11:9,. Hab. 2.:14).
We are at one with all our readers in taking these prophecies in their literal meaning ; and in not attempting 

to explain them,  or rather fritter them away by any spiritualizing interpretation which deprives them of all

 their truth and power.
   We all look forward also to the time when " He that scattered Israel will gather him" (Jer. 31:10).; when 

they " shall all be  taught of God " (John 6. :45, Isa.51:13); when "the kingdoms of this world shall become 

the kingdom of our LORD, and of His Christ" (Rev. 11: 15) ; and when the earthly Jerusalem shall be restored

 in more than all its ancient  glory.
   That kingdom and sphere of blessing and glory will be on the EARTH ; and the new Israel with a heart of

 stone changed  to a heart of flesh and with a new spirit, will bring forth "the fruits of righteousness " 

(Ezek. 36.2.1-36, Matt. 21. 23). This will be the regeneration (or Palingenesia) when the apostles will be

 seated " on twelve thrones judging the tribes of Israel " (Matt. 19. 28).
   This will be the first and lowest sphere of blessing. I twill be on EARTH, and under the whole heaven. 

These are the people  of the saints of the Most High " Dan. 7: 27) [More]




THREE SPHERES  By Charles Welch

Now because the term "sphere" does not occur in the Scriptures, is it therefore unscriptural?

 According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word "scriptural" is anything "based upon, derived 

from, or depending upon Holy Scripture". Because, therefore, an English word does not appear

 in Holy Scriptures, such word need not be unscriptural; it could only rightly be called unscriptural

 if the idea contained in the term was not based upon, derived from, or depended upon Holy Scripture.

 Therefore, to say regarding the use of the term "sphere", "as it is not an inspired term we have no 

means of fixing its force", as one who opposes this teaching affirmed, seems either to manifest ignorance

 of the English language or to be an effort unduly to influence the unwary. In either case the matter is no

 longer disputable, for the use of the term "sphere of blessing" has been proved to be both good English

 and Scriptural.






[Part 2]

We desire in this article to emphasize a somewhat unobserved distinction that seems fundamental to a

right understanding of Truth, viz., the difference there is between Doctrinal Truth and Dispensational

Truth. Hitherto we have emphasized the bearing of the Apostle Paul's commission upon this present

Dispensation. We have insisted upon the sharp division of his Epistles according as they range

themselves on either side of the " Ancient Landmark "Acts 28.
We do not, however, deny by any means the perfect symmetry, or the unity of Paul's Epistles as a

whole; neither do we say that, because the chronological order is so important we therefore discredit

any attempt to show the wonderful teaching observable in the canonical order of his writings.
Among the important factors of Dispensational Truth, we cannot but see that the setting up of the

kingdom necessitates at least the King and His subjects. But now, the King is rejected, the rightful

subjects are " Lo-Ammi " (not My people), and the setting up of the kingdom has been postponed.  [More]






PRESENT TRUTH   By Tom Ballinger

In each of God's ages and dispensations there has been truth generated from God that was peculiar 

and particular to that age or dispensation to which it pertained. By that we mean that in each age

 God made known a truth which related directly to the calling that then stood before God. It has 

ever been the responsibility of God's people in each age and dispensation to distinguish Present 

Truth. By so doing they acknowledge what God has spoken directly to them. God deals on the

 principle of faith. That is to say, God speaks, and man's responsibility in any age has been that 

of believing that which comes from God. To believe the report that comes from God is faith.

 Romans 10:17 says. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing (cometh) by the Word 

of God," i.e. faith cometh by what we hear through the Word of God. Faith believes all that

 comes from God. But the FAITHFUL distinguish that which relates directly to them and are 

obedient. In all the ages the requirement was for each saint to believe the report that came

 from God. [More]






Before. Israel were urged to turn again in order that God might send the Christ unto them, even 

Jesus. Ye men of Israel ...turn again... that He may send the Christ Who bath been appointed for

 you, even Jesus (AC 3:12-21).

After. Israel's hope of the Lord's return was deferred, for Paul declared, in the words of Isaiah, 

that they were too blind to fulfil the required condition of turning again. After that Paul had

 spoken one word ...Go thou unto this People, and say...their eyes have they closed; lest haply

 they should ...turn again, and I should heal them (Ac 28:25-27).

Before. The. word of salvation was sent to Israel with a warning concerning what might come

 if they failed to give heed. Children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you that 

feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent...Beware therefore, test that come upon

 you, which is spoken of in the prophets (Ac 13:26,40).

After. The salvation of God was sent to the Gentiles in consequence of Israel's failure to give

 heed. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and

 that they will hear it (Ac 28:28).  [More]





LO-AMMI  "Not My people" 

Under the heading PEOPLE it is demonstrated from Scripture that Israel alone, with one exceptional 

case, are called "People"; the nations of the earth are never so called except in the plural-"peoples". 

To one nation only has the title "My people" ever been given and that is Israel. The exception is 

found in Titus 2:14, where the church is spoken of as a peculiar people-but that title is used while 

Israel themselves are "lo-ammi", not My people. At Acts twenty-eight Israel pass off the scene and

 the parenthetical dispensation of the Mystery begins.  [More]




Including Scriptural testimony that the nation of
Israel was never "lost" and that the "Jews" are
a people composed of the twelve tribes.
The name Israel was originally given to Jacob at Peniel (Gen. 32:28), and according to Dr. Young it

 means "ruling with God". Others have given the meaning as "contending with God" and "God 

commands, orders or rules". We believe the name was bestowed as an honour, and it became the

 patronymic of the twelve tribes (Gen. 35:10,11). We believe that the statement "The LOST Ten Tribes"

 is unscriptural, and the theory known as "British-Israel" false and mischievous. The following testimony,

 "wholly scriptural", should be enough for all who exercise the Berean spirit. [More]





Dispensational Difficulties
The dispensational place of the Gentiles during the Acts.
Our only means of knowing the purpose of God is the teaching of the Word of God. We cannot argue

 the point as to whether there may have been some Gentiles gathered with the disciples on the day of 

Pentecost, all we know is that there are none in the Scripture record. None but Jews, or Israel, either 

believing or unbelieving, figure in Acts i., ii., iii., iv., v., vi. and vii. We earnestly invite our readers to 

write to us if they disagree on this, not to debate, but to supply us with chapter and verse. Chapter viii.

 records the widening of the witness :  [More]






Our hope is generally looked upon in respect to the prophetic program of Scripture, the seeker wanting an

answer as to is "how" and "when" rather than "what" it is.
     The following deals in part with what is the believer's hope. The concept suggested is aside from the

traditional heaven, and embraces more than the kingdom,
    The two following salient observations summarize the relationship between God, Christ and the believer.
   1. Christ is the embodiment now and always will be all that God is to us (Col. 2:9).
    2. Christ is the embodiment now and always will be of that which we are to God (Col. 2:10)
    The need for the perfect Christ to be such an embodimental Surety is inherent in the movement of the Infinite

to the Finite and of the finite to the Infinite. Redemption and God's self-revelation were once in the embryonic state.

 Now that redemption has been perfectly brought to pass, God's self-revelation can enter into the continuing process

of His Secret Desire (Eph. 1:9), making known what He has in mind for all creation (Eph 1:10). This will be historical in

 its accomplishment, yet unending in its development. In the perfect Christ alone dwells at home all the fullness of the

 Godhead substantially; i.e., really, truly, not seeming or imaginary; and in Christ alone is found all fullness and our

fullness. God has indefeasibly united and identified us with this perfect Christ. In contrast to our nothingness in

ourselves, this union lifts us up above all else.









Part 1

By Darren Owen

It is without apology that this website places great emphasis on the High calling of God in Christ Jesus as distinct from

 all other callings in God’s Word. Within Paul’s prison epistles are found the revelation of the Mystery which from ages

 and generations had been hid in God (Eph. 2:9). A mystery which reveals for the first time that a Hope and Calling lie far

 above all heavens and have nothing to do with this earth, the new Covenant, the New Jerusalem, or Israel . A calling

which reveals that its adoption and election antedates all time, having taken place before the foundation of the world,

(Gen. 1:2), a claim no other calling can make.

     Within Paul’s prison epistles (Eph. Phil. Col. And 2 Tim.) we no longer find earthly blessings or Abrahamic covenants,

but ALL Spiritual blessing in heavenly places. No longer do we look forward to an earthly kingdom where the Son of Man

shall sit on the throne of his father David as did the Apostles. No longer do we await the “promised Land”, nor the city that

cometh down from heaven,” as did those who were of the seed of Abraham and formed from the foundation of the world.

Instead we set our affections on “things above” where Christ sitteth at the right hand of  God where we have been raised

 and seated together in the heavenly places.

 It is Paul’s prayer that believers are enlightened to this truth, knowing that ONLY God can illuminate the mind to these

glorious and wonderful truths.  [More]





As a dispensationalist who rightly divides the Word of Truth  it is important to recognize and to teach men the difference

between the 12 Apostles and the Apostle Paul. Most dispensationalists would agree with this statement, but many  try to

 show men the difference between the 12 Apostles and the Apostle Paul from the Book of Acts and the Acts epistles. In

the Book of Acts and in the Acts Epistles there are FAR MORE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE 12 APOSTLES AND

THE APOSTLE PAUL THAN DIFFERENCES. This will no doubt come as a surprise to many dispensationalists. When

showing someone the difference between the 12 Apostles and the Apostle Paul the best place to go in the Scriptures is the

Prison Epistles of Paul written after the Acts period, for in them THERE ARE FAR MORE DIFFERENCES., THAN SIMILARITIES,

 which we will show in our next article. [MORE]






Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace... Israel hath not obtained that

which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (Ro 11:5-7)
    Romans was the last book written by Paul during the Acts period. We find the expression to the Jew first used 3 times in

this book. Chapters 9,10, and 11 are dispensational.
    The remnant according to the election of grace can be clearly identified during the Acts period. They are set out in contrast

with the remainder of the nation of Israel. Those who made up this remnant had believed in the Lord, and were justified. This

elect remnant was not exclusively Jewish, but consisted of those who followed Abraham's faith, and included some Gentile

proselytes to the Jewish faith and beliefs.





A criticism examined. The place of Acts Twenty-eight.

The intelligent reader will not need informing that a movement which stands for such a provoking course of teaching as does this Analysis must always be under the fire of criticism. How can the charge "ultra dispensationalism" be dealt with? Is any useful purpose, served by dealing with the false charge that we have "no use" for the epistle to the Romans? (See book Just and the Justifier.) Yet if any criticism sends us back to "The Book" we are thankful. What we are still awaiting is a Scriptural exposure of our attitude to Acts twenty-eight, which will take full account of all that is implied in Hosea 1:9 and chapter three of this prophecy. [More]