Dispensationalism is one of the most popular views of eschatology (the “end times”) in American evangelical churches, particularly among Southern Baptists where it has been estimated that over 80% of Southern Baptist churches hold to some form of dispensational eschatology. And in case you’ve never heard the term dispensationalism, you’ve probably heard of the “rapture”, which is most commonly associated with the dispensational framework.

But what is interesting about dispensationalism is that many people who believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, know very little about the theology of dispensationalism. And this matters a great deal, because dispensationalism is not primarily about eschatology, but is a way of viewing all of scripture, and for attempting to explain how God is working out his will in the world and ultimately glorifying himself. The result is that even many dispensational teachers, no longer understand the theology that undergirds their teaching.

In this episode, we want to discuss the fundamental problems with dispensational theology and to contrast that system with covenant theology. Theology matters a great deal. How we think about God, his purposes, and his means and methods of glorifying himself shapes how we interpret all of scripture. It matters greatly where you start in defining your theology. Do you start with man or do you start with God?

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

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