Dispensationalism is a method of Bible study, which recognizes that God changes how He deals with His creation throughout the ages. While all scripture is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness, it is quickly evident that not all of God's Word is - nor can be - for our personal obedience. (Example: one cannot be "under the law" and "free from the law" at the same time.) Augustine wrote: "Distinguish the ages, and the Scriptures harmonize."
  Part 1 - Two Creations One Purpose   Matt Walker  
  Part 2 - Two Gospels, All Things   Matt Walker  
  Part 3 - What Is Dispensationalism?   Matt Walker  
  Part 4 - What Is A Dispensation?   Matt Walker  
  Part 5 - Traditional Dispensational Distinctions   Matt Walker  
  Part 6 - From Adam To Moses   Matt Walker  
  Part 7 - Israel's Kingdom   Matt Walker  
  Part 8 - Heaven On Earth   Matt Walker  
  Part 9 - Israel's Law   Matt Walker  
  Part 10 - Time Past, But Now, and The Ages To Come   Matt Walker  
  Part 11 - The Age of Grace   Matt Walker  
  Part 12 - Our Apostle of Grace   Matt Walker  
  Part 13 - Our Blessed Hope   Matt Walker  
  Part 14 - Are We In The Last Days?   Matt Walker  
  Part 15 - The Millennial Kingdom   Matt Walker  
  Part 16 - Rebellion and Judgement   Matt Walker  
  Part 17 - When Did The Church Begin?   Matt Walker  

FRBC is Dispensational

Fox River Bible Church is a Dispensational Church

There are many conservative Bible churches in Illinois and many Grace churches in Illinois, but most fall under the trap of Covenant Theology or Replacement Theology. They are guilty of not rightly diving the word of truth. They are guilty of not seeing the difference between the nation of Israel in the Bible and the Church the Body of Christ. Churches who rightly divide the word of truth are sadly rare today. Yet, churches that rightly divide are important.


Fox River Bible Church is a Mid-Acts Dispensational Church

This description is much easier to understand then it sounds. All this means is that FBBC understands that in the middle of the book of Acts, God began to work in and through a brand new apostle, the Apostle Paul. That a new dispensation began with the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his becoming the Apostle Paul. He wrote to the Corinthians, "For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me." (1 Corinthians 9:17).


Chicago has a history of great Mid-Acts Dispensational Teaching

There have been many influential ministries in the Chicago region that have been helpful teaching mid-acts dispensationalism. Because of ministries such as Richard Jordan and Grace School of the Bible, Berean Bible Society, Grace Gospel Fellowship, Cornelius Stam, J.C. O'Hair and so many others, there is a long history of mid-Acts dispensational churches in Illinois and a rich history of mid-acts dispensational churches in Chicago.

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