Dispensationalism III - Lesson 3

  1. THE DISPENSATION OF THE LAW (Exodus 24:1-8) (Continued)
    1. Why I Reject Works-Salvation For Any Dispensation (Continued)
      1. Because works-salvation doctrine for other dispensations does not remove doctrinal difficulties. (Continued)
        1. There are verses in the Jewish Epistles that clearly teach grace salvation (Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 2:9-11; Hebrews 4:2-3; Hebrews 5:9; Hebrews 6:18-20; Hebrews 7:19, 25-27; Hebrews 9:13-14, 24-26; Hebrews 10:10-14; James 1:18; James 2:1; James 4:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3-5, 9, 18-23; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 1:1, 5; 2 Peter 3:15 [teaches same salvation as taught by Paul]; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 3:1-2; 1 John 4:9-10; 1 John 5:1, 4, 10-13; Jude 3-4, 24)
      2. Because supposedly works-salvation passages in non-Pauline scripture are seldom hard to understand as grace-salvation doctrine.  The exceptions are just that – exceptions.  Any man-made doctrinal system will always have problem texts.
    2. Purposes of the Law
      1. To define God’s standard of righteousness (Deuteronomy 4:8; Deuteronomy 6:24-25; Psalm 19:7; Romans 7:12, 14)
      2. To offer temporal purification for the Jews (Hebrews 9:13-14)
        1. Israel, as a nation, had a special relationship with God (Deuteronomy 4:7; Deuteronomy 5:26; Psalm 147:19-20)
David Reagan

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Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.