Hyperdispensationalism

Hyperdispensationalism is a further development of some (but not all) of the core doctrines of Dispensationalism and differs from the same, in that, principally (although not exclusively) it teaches the origin of the “church, Which is his body”[1] as beginning with the ministry of the Apostle Paul, “the apostle of the Gentiles”[2] after the early part of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament, within a defined period of time of Acts 9 [3] to 15[4] on the Scripturally based exegesis that the Apostle Paul was chosen and called by God to receive and preach the “gospel of the grace of God,”[5] a gospel that transitionally[6] replaced the then-operational Gospel of the Kingdom.[7] It is for this singular reason that Hyperdispensationalism does not teach that the church of today as being the same church as the church at Pentecost. Hyperdispensationalism teaches that there is no Scripture that shows the twelve Apostles teaching truth concerning this “mystery”, “the church, which is His Body,” or, even, more pertinently, that they were in “the church, which is His Body” at all. Hyperdispensationalism teaches that, on the contrary, the twelve Apostles were promised by the Lord Jesus Christ that they would sit on “twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” during the future Messianic Kingdom.[8] Hyperdispensationalism bases all of its teaching only on Bible content in terms of book, chapter and verse[9] and thus disallows church history or opinion in any form as a platform for truth. Hyperdispensationalism repudiates any presentation of God or spiritual matters that are not defined within Scripture[10] with the exegetical imperative of “rightly dividing the word of truth.”[11] within the context of “the dispensation of the grace of God”[12] Hyperdispensationalism teaches that it is “the mystery” revealed by God to the Apostle Paul that is the gospel that God is using today[13] and that it was “in me (Paul) first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”[14] Hyperdispensationalism teaches that this present “dispensation of grace” will come to an end with the coming of the Lord, prophesied in 1 Thessalonians 4: 17, for “the church, Which is his body”, often referred to as “the rapture” and that this event will bring this present dispensation to a close.[15]

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