The Dispensation of Grace

This is the summary of my beliefs:

Partial-Preterist Dispensational Post-Tribulational Rapture with GRACE.

The Cross brought Grace to replace the Law:

Romans 10 “3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.” 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: ….“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Before the Cross, God dealt with Israel based on the Law.

Israel had to be righteous by faith in God and works of Law.

If they obeyed the Law then they would be blessed in the land.

Gentiles had to bless Israel to be saved and enter the land.

(Example: Rahab blessed the spies to be saved)

But Israel kept failing, and God allowed them to be exiled out of the land into Babylon and then later in AD70 by Rome.

John the Baptist preached Repentance and works to Israel, preparing them for the coming Kingdom of God in their lifetime.

Jesus came and preached Faith and Works to Israel, telling them to repent and believe the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God.

The kingdom of God was coming, when God would reign on earth if Israel repented and kept the Law.

Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount to Israel, telling them to keep the Law to enter the kingdom, to forgive everyone, to sell everything, to forsake their possessions to be saved.

But Israel failed to keep the Law and they crucified Jesus.

Jesus died for the sins of all people and rose from the dead.

Israel’s failure under the law showed that God never wanted to save anyone by the Law.

The purpose of the Law was for Jesus to die on the cross to make a New Covenant of GRACE to all nations (both Jew and Gentiles)

The Cross brought an end to the Law so that we are saved by GRACE through FAITH in Jesus and not works.

This was the MYSTERY of God that was hidden until Jesus died on the cross.

Jesus chose Paul the Apostle to preach this GRACE Gospel to the world.

James, Peter and John still preached Faith and Works because they preached to Israel. The Law remained until AD70 and therefore Israel was still trusting in the law partially.

The Apostle to the Gentiles is Paul and he preached Faith ALONE.

Faith without works saves Gentiles.

We are not required to keep the law for salvation.

Just believe in Jesus – that’s all.

Jesus promised to return in the 2nd coming in their generation if Israel would accept Him as the king.

But Israel failed to keep the Law and therefore the 2nd coming of Jesus was postponed because Gentiles are being saved in the Age of Grace that we live now.

The Gospel must be preached to all Gentile nations and then the end will come.

The Great tribulation happened in AD66-70 and the Law came to an end in the 1st Century when Israel was judged.

Israel failed to keep the Law but still trusted in the Law.

They refused to accept Jesus.

The 144000 were not saved.

Israel rejected Jesus.

This is why the tribulation happened BUT Jesus did not return.

The Gospel must go to all nations, and the fullness of Gentile believers must come in before All Israel will accept Christ at His 2nd coming.

Israel will accept Christ only when they stop trusting in the Law and accept GRACE.

At His 2nd coming, Jesus will make a new heaven and earth.

He will bring the kingdom of God to the Church.

He will raise the dead and rapture the alive believers.

All unbelievers will be thrown into the lake of fire.

He will setup the 1000 year kingdom in the New Jerusalem on earth. The nations will walk in the light of God’s Grace.

After the 1000 years, the devil will be loosed to deceive the nations in Gog/Magog to attack the New Jerusalem.

But God will destroy the devil and the rebelling nations,

and then we will live happily forever after in the new heaven and earth with Jesus, without death or pain.

My belief is summarized as

Partial-Preterist Dispensational Post-Tribulational Rapture with GRACE.

Dispensational:

We live in the Age of Grace after the Cross.

Partial-Preterism:

Some prophecies were fulfilled in AD70, including the great tribulation of Israel. But the 2nd coming, the 1000 years will happen in the future after the gospel goes to all gentile nations.

Post-Tribulation Rapture:

The tribulation of Israel happened in AD66-70 but the rapture has been postponed till our future because the Gentile nations have not fully heard the Gospel and Israel did not accept Jesus.

Jesus will come one day after all nations hear the gospel and Israel is ready to accept Him.

The Rapture is the same as the 2nd coming judgment of the world.

The 1000 years happens in the New heaven and earth.

Dispensation of GRACE:

After the Cross, God does not deal with the world based on the Law anymore.

He deals with all nations based on the GRACE Gospel of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

We are saved by Grace through Faith and not works.

Faith without works still saves us.

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