Dispensationalism vs. Christian Identity Theology Part 1
Weekly Sermon, 9 April 2023
Pastor Don Elmore
Scripture Reading Matthew 7:22-23
22) “Many [false prophets] will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils [demons]? And in thy name done many wonderful works?
23) And then will I profess unto them [false prophets], I never knew you [false prophets]: depart from Me, ye [false prophets] that work iniquity.”
“Beware of false prophets” (Matthew 7:15a) is the warning that Jesus Christ gave to His covenant people. The false prophets are ravening wolves dressed up as sheep. Jesus tells His people that the false prophets will:
- Prophesy in the His name,
- Will cast out demons in His name, and
- Will do many wonderful works in His name.
Does anyone here know any false prophets? Does anyone here know of any preacher who casts out demons in the name of Jesus the Christ? My conclusion is that there are significant more false preachers in our land than real preachers!
That was an interesting message. I liked the historical information. However, I didn’t hear one word about Dispensationalism, its doctrines or beliefs. Perhaps he will address that subject in another sermon?
I can speak about that teaching and doctrine, for I taught it for many years during my home Bible studies, and attended a church which taught that doctrine. I wrote a book, published in 2002, “It Was at Hand: A Biblical Response to Dispensationalism.” And my newest published book (2021) “Israel, Rapture, Tribulation: How to Sort Biblical Fact from Theological Fiction” also addresses that subject. You might want to pick up one or both books, and find out what dispensationalism really is. Of course, hopefully, he will touch upon that subject in his next sermon. I would be happy to listen.