Peter talked about “dispensation”, but he’s definitely not talking about Cyrus Scofield‘s version of it.
Scofield’s “dispensations” were not Paul’s “dispensations”. Scofield’s dispensations were a total “confidence” scam, just like the guy himself, having spent time in prison for one scheme. They should have locked up his Darby perversion of the word in the cell with him, and thrown away the key, together with this false dispensationalism and this false “pre-trib rapture”.
Paul’s dispensations are pure grace, grace, grace, as in the verses he penned all through his epistles.
Included in that famous list of FAITH is a guy who gave his wife to the Pharoah as his sister, the wife who disbelieved God’s word that she would bear a son in her old age, a material-minded Esau, the deceiver Jacob, the impatient Moses kept back from the Promised Land for his act of disobedience, and so on.
Who can doubt that Enoch, Abel, Noah, and all their best works put together, came short of the glory of God? Jesus told us if we do /ALL/ that we are commanded, we are still “unprofitable” servants. (Luke 17:10) Does that sound like someone who /deserves/ salvation based on their works?
“Lest any man should boast!”
Sure, there is a sense in which it became more evident after Jesus Christ came in the flesh, the whole law, set up for works, is only our /schoolmaster to bring us to Christ/. Paul couldn’t make more plain that the whole purpose of the OT, the laws and the prophets, the whole thing, was to show us there was NO WAY we could earn salvation.
There are things that are different after Christ, whence The law came by Moses, but grace and truth by Jesus Christ. God’s expectations of us are now both much less and much more. Much less in terms of Do this, Don’t do that, Eat this, Don’t Eat That, and so forth, and much more in terms of the new commandment Jesus gave us, and the emphasis on the two first and greatest commandments.
- How Gullible Christians Became Zionists (henrymakow.com)
- More Post-Tribulation truth (truebook.wordpress.com)
- Press on towards the goal – Jesus! (thesavingfaith.wordpress.com)
- How Gullible Christians Became Zionists (thetruthseeker.co.uk)
- Herb’s Hole Shot, #8 (rsm411.wordpress.com)
- Rite of Confirmation – “Public Confession” (John 16:12-22) (revtucher.com)
- “What does it mean that Christians are not under the law?” (altruistico.wordpress.com)