Chatting with a Dispy – Introduction

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As many who follow this blog may know, I used to be a single minded, zealous dispensationalist.

My passion for “the truth” was unassailable, and I would keep myself from any teaching that might weaken my biblically pure understanding of “the truth”.

To be anything other than a “dispy” was a sign of theological weakness and compromise with the world.

Looking back at my attitudes and actions, I was an offensive blow hard that built walls around people, and tore down bridges of discussion.

I lived in this condition for decades and only by the grace of God, did I allow myself to consider other biblically based opinions.

Currently I consider myself a post dispensational Christian.

A more important lesson learned was not simply a theological understanding, but the manner of discussion when chatting with fellow believers of a different stance. The Word is clear, and provides a challenge for this writer!

Gracious words

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person

With Gentleness and Respect

1 Peter 3:15

…in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

After this shift in my eschatological thinking and manner of discussion, a brother in the Lord asked if I would visit with a brother who held to the dispensational doctrines. The discussion was to center around Zechariah 14.

I gladly accepted the invitation.

This and following posts will provide to the reader the discussion as it occurred. I have changed the web site owners name to “Brother” for the sake of his privacy, and each of my responses are italicized and indented for clarity sake

With that introduction, lets meet together at our next post to begin chattin’ with a “Dispy.”

Thanks for visiting and as always, I love getting comments from those who read this blog.

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Thanks again for coming to visit. I hope you found something of interest in this post and would appreciate a comment, to begin a discussion.

4 thoughts on “Chatting with a Dispy – Introduction

  1. Hi there! I feel a little ignorant that I had to look up the term “dispensationalism.” I’m not exactly an expert on theology, clearly. I consider myself a “liberal Christian” (more emphasis on ministry/social justice than solely “personal salvation”). Not sure where you fall with that. Thanks for the follow. Your page looks very interesting, and I look forward to delving further into your posts!

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    1. No worries. I’m glad you joined the discussion.

      If I can be of any help with any questions, I would be honored.

      I do have one request.
      Can you help me with the social justice concept? I guess I’m also asking what is your favorite Bible passage teaching social justice.

      Thanks again and have a blessed day.

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