A Dispensational Warning

Most dispensationalists and all Covenant theologians fail to realize that there are two Gospels, each dependent upon the Blood of the Cross. The one Gospel is EARTHLY (Kingdom); the other is HEAVENLY (Grace). Both Gospels are “according to Jesus,” and present only one way: by faith.

One Gospel was ministered by Christ on earth, during His pre‑cross humiliation, and was exclusively addressed to ISRAEL regarding her Millennial Kingdom. The other was ministered to Paul by the glorified Lord Jesus Christ; after Calvary, from heaven, exclusively to and for His chosen heavenly BODY.

John the Baptist’s, Jesus’ and the Apostles’ Gospel concerned the Messiah and His Kingdom – specifically and repeatedly referred to as “the Gospel of the Kingdom” (Matthew 4:23; 9:35; 24:14; Mark 1:14; Luke 9:2, 6). The other, “the Gospel of the Grace of God,” was neither preached nor mentioned until Paul went forth to declare it (Acts 20:24; Romans 3:21‑28; Ephesians 3:1‑3) …

The glorified Lord directly communicated to Paul not only the great fundamentals of the heavenly Church Gospel, but a NEW revelation concerning His Body – truths that He never shared with the nation Israel. These truths concerned our identification with Christ crucified, buried, resurrected and ascended; our heavenly position; our co‑heirship … and much more …

Those who do not CENTER in the truths which the ascended Lord communicated directly to Paul will not know WHO and WHERE they are in Christ, nor WHAT their portion is in the purpose of the Father. Neither will they know their privileges and responsibilities. Those who are ignorant of, and hence not centered in, the Pauline Gospel [“my gospel”] as set forth EXCLUSIVELY in his Church Epistles, are consistently astray in their interpretation of the Gospel, to say nothing of all‑important Church truth …

Be warned, all ye who would wrest [II Peter 3:15, 16], rather than rest and rightly divide [II Timothy 2:15]!

Miles Stanford (1914-1999)
Pauline Dispensationalism

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3 Comments on “A Dispensational Warning”

  1. Tom Ferguson Says:

    As we look at the “man made” titles of our Holy Scriptures we find that they are given the title of “The Holy Bible”. We see further that within this title we find two man made divisions, they are “The New Testement” and “The Old Testement”. It is interesting to notice from where these terms originate. If we should do a study of the terms we will find that they are a substitute for the wording of ‘new ‘ and ‘old’ COVEVANT. The question is with whom did God make these covenants?

  2. sandres2k8 Says:

    So true!

  3. BillyB Says:

    Miles Stanford got it right. The message of the cross has a different audience, promise, and destiny than that of the message of the Kingdom. I wonder if today’s blind majority (our apostate fellow Christian brethen) will also be considered a part of His church-body among the firstborn to receive that resurrected body of celestial glory brighter than the noonday sun, as what Saul first saw on the road to Damascus? :)

    How fitted we would be to travel on such vibrational energy level, orbiting interstellar galaxies while preaching His grace among the celestial bodies and sovereigning over all principalities of the the universe.

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