Dispensationalism provides for an age of
law and one of grace. One site
defines them so: Law - The dispensation of Law is one of the longest in terms
of years, lasting from the Giving of the Law by God to
Moses until the crucifixion of Christ. Grace: The dispensation of Grace is where we are now.
It has been from the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and will
last until the Rapture, or Catching Away, of the Church.
This says that Jesus taught only
the Jews and that salvation was by works through keeping the Law. Then
Paul opened the era of Grace, which applies to all, both Gentile and
Jew, and by which salvation comes as a free gift through faith in the
atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. This accounts for the different
salvation doctrines of Jesus and Paul. The next dispensation, after grace,
is that of the kingdom. J. N. Darby was active in introducing this
scheme in America, and its inclusion in the Schofield Bible has
influenced Evangelicals. This is all false as is Paul's doctrine of salvation
by grace through faith.
Grace has no place in the Word of Jesus. It is by his words
only that one hears Truth. He said:
If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you
will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.(John 8:31,32) He never mentioned grace, so salvation
by grace is not truth. The Word of Jesus is the last word from
God, and is complete. He warned us of false prophets: False
Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders,
to lead astray, if possible, the elect. But take heed; I have told you
all things beforehand.(Mark 13:22,23)
Jesus told all things;
there is nothing, in Truth, for Paul to add. And Paul, poor guy,
exposed himself as false when he said, The signs of a true apostle were performed among
you in all patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.
(II Cor. 12:12) And he has surely led
billions astray! Jesus also
He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings
has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last
day.(Jn. 12:48) We stand
or fall on the sayings of Jesus! Paul and his word, grace, will
not be heard.
There is no
dispensation of grace.God's government of men goes
directly from the Law to the kingdom. The switch does not come at the crucifixion,
but at John the Baptist. Jesus said: The law and the prophets were until John; since then
the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and every one enters it
violently. (Luke 16:16) Therefore, neither works of the Law (these are long past)
nor a gift of grace (this never existed) are needed for eternal salvation.
Under the current kingdom administrtion, the sole qualification for eternal
life is to receive and believe the word of the king, who says to all:Truly,
truly, I say to you,
he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal
life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to
(Also: He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life
in this world will keep it for eternal life.
IS the Great Principle that is the keystone of
salvation in the kingdom of God. Comply with the Great Principle and
the works will follow! You will also be born from above! Read more.