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This is a 2017 revised and updated edition of Michael Vlach’s 2008 book. I found this to be helpful as an overview of where dispensationalism is today, and also a good source for definitions and explanations. Vlach is the theology professor at Master’s Seminary. He is a pretribulational premillennialist. He puts historical dispensationalism into the […]

Progressive Covenantalism

This 2016 book, by two Southern Seminary professors and eight other writers, explores the new challenge to traditional Covenant Theology.  There are ten chapters, or topics, discussed but Brent  Parker’s chapter on “The Israel-Christ-Church Relationship” is the clearest section of the book in defining just what Progressive Covenantalism is.  He writes, “Progressive Covenantalism argues that […]

Dispensationalism Before Darby

The title of this book  invites you to read it.  The common complaint about dispensationalism is that it began 150 years ago with John Nelson Darby.  Watson gives abundant historical fact to the contrary.  William Watson is Professor of History at Colorado Christian University.  He received his B.A. in History from California State Polytechnic University, […]

The Greatness of the Kingdom

During my seminary years (1972-1975) I was assigned this book as the text for a class on the Kingdom. I think this one book did more for my understanding of the New Testament, especially the Gospels, than any other book I read during those years. That class on the kingdom was taught by Dr. Rolland […]

Wrongly Dividing The Word of Truth

Ironside wrote this book with its unique title in 1935 (the same year he preached the funeral of Billy Sunday at the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago which he pastored from 1930 to 1948.   Some have thought that the title indicates a rebuttal of dispensationalism when in fact it is a rebuttal of ultradispensationalism and […]

Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth

This important little book was first written by Scofield in 1885 while serving as pastor of the First Congregational Church of Dallas, TX, now the Scofield Memorial Church.  A quick Google search of Scofield or this book will bring a multitude of opinions about both.  At the time of writing, Scofield had been mentored  by […]

Dispensational Understanding of the New ...

Regular Baptist Press released this book at the end of 2012.  It is of interest to me because I consider myself a traditional dispensationalist and also because I know some of the authors.  The book is a result of discussions that have taken place at the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics which has met periodically since […]

Law and Grace

This new book by Dr. Houghton is a long-awaited and welcomed addition to the important issue of law and grace in the believer’s life.  It could as well have been titled, “Law, Gospel, & Grace” because that is the three-fold division Dr. Houghton suggests as a Dispensational solution to the confusion over law and grace, […]

The Dawn of World Redemption

This first book (1951) concentrates on the beginning of creation and Old Testament history leading up to the first coming of Christ.  This reveals his belief in a form of gap theory which runs throughout his books but does not affect his general orthodoxy.  His dispensational plan includes seven dispensations but his actual lists may […]

From Eternity to Eternity

This third book was first published in 1954.  It includes Sauer’s dispensational chart which is a large fold-out chart glued in the back of the book.  On this chart the rapture is pictured as pre-tribulational.  Sauer scans the entire Biblical history and then, at great length, answers thirteen objections to the literal nature of the […]