Friday, September 07, 2012
Dispensationalism. Here's a layperson's impression of it, based on years of attending churches some of which had dispensationalist leanings. In brief, the idea is that history (particularly history during the time of the Bible) is divided into dispensations. For example, the Old Testament is a different dispensation than the time that Jesus walked on the earth which is a different dispensation from today. Related to this is the idea that some things were only meant for certain dispensations. For example, Jesus did miracles, but they are not for our dispensation so we should not expect any today.
This cartoon takes dispensationalism one step further, with the idea that as we are not in the same dispensation as Jesus, we can dispense with whatever he said.