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Dispensationalism II - Lesson 5

  1. THE DISPENSATION OF HUMAN GOVERNMENT (Genesis 8:15-22) (Continued)
    1. Covenant (Genesis 9:8-17)
      1. The participants (verses 8-10)
        1. Noah and his sons
        2. Their seed after them
        3. Every living creature
      2. The promise (verse 11) – Never will God again destroy all flesh with a flood
      3. The token of the covenant (verses 12-17) – the rainbow
    2. Crisis (Genesis 11:1-6)
      1. One people (verse 6; Acts 17:24-28)
      2. One language (verses 1, 6)
      3. One-world government (verses 2-4a; see Daniel 2:40-43; Daniel 7:23-25); “let us build us a city”
      4. One-world religion (verse 4b; see Revelation 17:3-18); “a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven”
      5. One-world goal (verse 4); “let us make us a name” – The only name that should be exalted is the name of God (Psalm 8:1; Psalm 102:15; Psalm 103:1)
      6. Unlimited imagination (verse 6; see Genesis 6:5; Genesis 8:21)
      7. They were restrained by God (verses 7-9)
    3. Condemnation (Genesis 11:7-9)
      1. Confusion of languages (verse 7)
      2. Scattering of peoples (verse 8; Deuteronomy 32:8)
      3. No more one-world (verses 8-9; Psalm 2:1-3)
    4. Compassion
      1. God did not destroy them
      2. God called a man out of which He would establish a chosen people and a special nation (Genesis 12:1-3)
    5. Change – the transitional man, Abraham
      1. Born a Gentile (Genesis 11:27-28)
      2. Called before he was justified (Genesis 12:1)
      3. Justified by faith (Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:1-3); while he was still a Gentile (Romans 4:9-11)
      4. Circumcised as a Jew (Genesis 17:4-11)
      5. Justified by works (James 2:21-22; Genesis 22:1-2, 12)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 30:11

There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.