A brother in the Lord asked if I would discuss dispensationalism and Zechariah 14 with a blogger who owns a bible prophecy website. I gladly accepted the inviation and 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.
Is your standard Biblical, because it does not seem to me that you are consistent here in applying it.
I think you are asking me two questions here.
Biblical? – Since I am seeking to understand the apostolic method of interpreting the OT, I would hope that my methods are Biblical.
Consistent? – I may be (certainly AM) very much a novice at this, and with this admission, understand that consistency of application may be weak. If you see a specific instance in which I am not interpreting a passage in light of its genre and context, a challenge would be most welcome.
In other words, you appear to be grasping at gnats, but swallowing a camel.
If I appear to be doing this, please give me an example from my previous texts.
Since you make a big issue over the “different” trump reference in 1 Thess 4 vs. 1 Cor 15, but the entire lack of a trumpet in Zech 14 and Rev 19 seems to not bother you at all, as if you are willing to “swallow” the idea that there is a trumpet in passages that do not mention it, and yet, claim that there is enough of a difference in the trumpet in 1 Thess 4, that it’s somehow significant of something?
Again, the issue (trump issue in 1 Thess and 1 Cor) is not a major point, simply an item to call to your attention for the sake of clarity. I do not recall mentioning a trumpet with regards to Zech 14. (That passage dealt with the topographic disturbance of the City of Jersusalem and the physical splitting of the Mount of Olives). Rev 19, of course, has a trumpet mentioned within the text, but I do not recall the trump being an item of discussion within my message.
Please visit next time as we continue to discuss issues that arise between my dispensational friend and myself.
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