Originally Posted by CopticChristian
Pen Name Anna, mi amigo,
It is sad that many do not understand the implications of this Dispensational belief. In my opinion it is one of the greatest evils. I believe if you review post #48 in this thread...
and I said this...
When I was investigating the Evangelical Free Churches I discovered that they had Lutheran roots, were ecumenical, and claimed dispensationalism in their statement of faith. I actually called and spoke to a handful of some of the Pastors of these Churches and each agreed that it was part of their belief. The sad part is that they tended to focus on a "personal relationship" with Christ and brush the dispensationalism under the rug...in my mind that is not acceptable...it is discounting that what they profess in their statement of faith is this inherent evil that I see in dispensationalism...it kind of gives me the hee bee geebees when the Evangelical Free Church member wants to get cozy with me and have this as part of their statement of Faith....
Really, until this thread, I didn't really understand the implications of Dispensationalism; and as I said before, I am certainly motivated to do more study on the issue. So, thank you.
Regarding your comments about Israel and the land; I do remember a conversation I had with my dear Jewish friends back in 2006, after Pat Roberston made another one of his brilliant
comments, saying Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's severe stroke was possibly due to retribution from God for his intentions to give more land to the Palestinians. My Jewish friends said they were not upset with the Israeli Prime Minister, because he was trying to work out a peaceful resolution. Interesting.
As always, I appreciate your patience and charity.