Dispensationalism or rightly dividing the word of God to the correct people and correct time period is crucial to interpreting the Bible correctly. Wrong doctrine often arises from applying scripture to the wrong people or time period, which can cause confusion in many of us.
To avoid confusion, a chart based on Clarence Larkin’s chart of the whole Bible will be used to depict different dispensational salvations for different people throughout different time periods.
|Books or Verses||Genesis 1-3||Genesis 4-50, Job||Exodus-Malachi||Matthew–John||Acts, Hebrews-Revelation (JW&CH)
|(End times verses)
Matthew- John, Acts, Hebrews, Revelation
|Notable People||Adam and Eve||Noah and Abraham||Moses and David||John the Baptist and Jesus||Apostles (JW & CH) and Paul (CH)||Jesus||Jesus|
|Intended Application||Those living at the time||Those living at the time||One people: OT Jews||Jews (end times events) and Christians||Jews and Christians||Jews||Humans without sin
|Mode of Salvation||Conscience||Conscience||Upholding of law||Upholding of law||Faith||Faith and works||
Works without faith
*Verses for Christians in other books that are not in Romans-Philemon are not applicable to us today
*JW = Jewish
*CH = Christian