Dispensationalism means rightly dividing the verses to the right group of people and the right time period, because that is the practice from the word of God.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
According to dispensationalism, there are four main broad division.
Our era falls in the Church Age. God started with the physical nation of Israel in the Old Testament, and during Tribulation God will deal with Israel, and Israel will be fully established in the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ. In between Old Testament and Church Age, is what we call a transitional era, which was when Jesus Christ and his apostles ministered in Israel. But later on the ministry was directed away from the Jews and towards the Gentiles.
Hebrews 8:7-11 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
To rebuke anti-dispensationalist doctrines, ‘Jews’ in the New testament does not mean Spiritual Israel, nor Christians have replaced the jews. This chapter is referring to the millennial time period, where Israel will be in its full restoration under God’s reign. That is what ‘new covenant’ means.
Romans 11:25-28 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
Even though the nation of Israel has been temporarily cast off, this chapter proves that God is not done dealing with the nation of Israel. These people are still beloved for our Father’s sake, and counted as the elect. As mentioned, the Jewish Elites identified in the bible , will actually turn against their own nation of Israel during the Tribulation, and work with the Anti Christ to persecute God’s people of Israel.
Matthew 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire.
For example, calling Anti-Dispensationalists a fool, will not cast us to hell as described in the chapter and verse itself. Simply because according to dispensationalism, this verse actually applies to the Millennium period, when God sent his kingdom on the earth, and he is reigning for a thousand years. At that time, for the Jews to call their brethren or others a fool for no reason, is a sin and will trigger anger in God, therefore send them to hell.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
The Church is separated from the tribulation as it is the time of Israel, it is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”. The Church teaches salvation by faith alone, not by works. Fortunately, Christians do not have to worry about holding on to our faith, or not to deny Jesus under strenuous torture or persecution. Christians will be raptured up in heaven already by then, these afflictions and persecutions as mentioned are for the Jews during the tribulation period. On top of that, the Jews will also have to resist yielding to the Antichrist system by not taking the mark of the beast.
Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
In the Church Age we are saved by faith. Nonetheless Anti-Dispensationalism claims that our salvation plan from the beginning till the end is by faith, which is heavily rebuked by real Bible believers. It is because faith in Lord Jesus Christ did not come until after the Law. Jesus did not die on the cross yet before the New Testament, hence there’s no faith in him crucified on the cross to cleanse our sin.
We need to remember that God is not the author of Confusion, KJV Bible has no contradiction. It is important for us to rightly divide the word of God, as Satan is the adversary that wants to mix up all doctrines, religions and people together, to create a one-world religion.
Hence dispensationalism is essential to expose heresies, conspiracies and the new world order system.