There Really is a Difference, Renald Showers

There Really is a Difference, Renald Showers

   There Really Is a Difference!: A Comparison of Covenant and Dispensational Theology. Showers, Renald E. “This volume focuses on the differences between the Covenant and Dispensational systems of theology and examines their diverse approaches to such issues as: God’s ultimate purpose for history, God’s program for the nation of Israel, the significance of several key [Continue Reading...]

Dispensationalism, Charles Ryrie

Dispensationalism, Charles Ryrie

  Dispensationalism  Ryrie, Charles C. “Dispensationalism continues to provoke heated debate within the Christian world. Highly acclaimed theologian Dr. Charles C. Ryrie addresses this crucial issue from the perspective of classic dispensationalism. He confronts the views of covenant theology, historical premillennialism, ultradispensationalism, and in this revised edition, the increasingly popular progressive dispensationalism. In his best-selling [Continue Reading...]

Dispensationalism: A Basis for Ecclesiastical Separation

Dispensationalism: A Basis for Ecclesiastical Separation

There is a crisis in Baptist life today which cannot be resolved by bigger budgets, better programs, or more sophis­ticated systems of data processing and mass communication. It is a crisis of identity rooted in a fundamental theologi­cal failure of nerve. The two major diseases of the contem­porary church are spiritual amnesia (we have forgotten who we are) and ecclesiastical myopia (whoever we are, we are glad we are not like “them”). While these maladies are not unique to the people of God called Baptists, they are perhaps most glaringly present among us. . .

Kingdoms in Conflict: Examining the Use of “Kingdom of Heaven” in Matthew

Kingdoms in Conflict: Examining the Use of  “Kingdom of Heaven” in Matthew

Matthew is the only New Testament author to use the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven.” While the other gospels frequently reference the Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven is uniquely Matthean. His extensive use of this phrase (thirty-two times) invites the question, What does Matthew mean by this Kingdom of Heaven?