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Dispensationalism III - Lesson 2

  1. THE DISPENSATION OF THE LAW (Exodus 24:1-8) (Continued)
    1. Why I Reject Works-Salvation For Any Dispensation (Continued)
      1. Because no man will have any right to boast or claim merit in heaven (Romans 3:27-28; Romans 4:1-2; Ephesians 2:8-9)
        1. If merit allows a man to glory in earning his salvation and this kind of glorying is wrong, then why is it wrong for us but all right for those in other dispensations?
        2. If merit was wrong for Abraham (Romans 4:2), the great Old Testament saint who was called the friend of God (James 2:23), then why is it all right for other Old Testament saints?
      2. Because works-salvation makes God a debtor to man, something He can never be.  (Romans 4:3-5; Romans 11:35)
      3. Because Paul applied faith-salvation to Old Testament saints.
        1. Abraham (Romans 4:2-3; Galatians 3:6-7)
        2. David (Romans 4:6-8)
      4. Because works-salvation doctrine for other dispensations does not remove doctrinal difficulties.
        1. There are verses in Paul’s Gentile epistles that are used by some to teach works salvation (Romans 2:1, 6-10; Romans 6:16-17, 21-22; Romans 8:1 [compare 1 John 1:7]; Romans 8:12-14; Romans 13:2; Romans 14:22-23; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 11:29; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 [compare Hebrews 3:6, 14]; 1 Corinthians 16:22 [compare Hebrews 9:28]; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; Galatians 5:4, 19-21; Colossians 1:21-23; 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 Timothy 5:11-12; 2 Timothy 2:12; Titus 3:10-11)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 16:4

The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.