Study Notes on Dispensational Truth

David O’Steen

God does not change in His person, principles, or promises, but He does change in His dealings with man. If you do not recognize this fact, the Bible will be a confusing book to you because we cannot possibly obey all of the instructions found within its pages. Rightly dividing the word of truth is not an issue of dividing truth from error because there are no errors in the Bible. It is an issue of recognizing and consistently maintaining the divisions that God put in His word. What was truth for Israel under the law may not be truth for the Body of Christ under grace. This is the dispensational approach to Bible study.


 

God’s Programs

Don Samdahl

God’s Programs starts at the beginning, in Genesis, and takes the reader through the Scriptures. The fact so many denominations and churches exist is a testimony to the confusion in understanding the Bible. Much confusion is the result of tradition rather than from what the Bible says. But the Bible is not difficult to understand when one sees how it is organized, what is written, and to whom it is written.

God has given the Scriptures to reveal Himself, His plan for mankind, to show why things are the way they are, and to reveal what lies ahead. Most of Christendom does not understand God has created five great programs: Mankind, Israel, Church, Kingdom, and Eternity. Each program is examined to reveal its significance in God’s plan.

When the Bible is allowed to speak for itself, the light of understanding will shine. The goal of this book is to open the Scriptures and guide the reader to see what God has revealed.


 

Things That Differ

Cornelius R. Stam

This volume demonstrates how the dispensational method of Bible study is the method God approves, and the only one by which the Bible makes sense. It shows the perfect harmony between the changeless principles of God and His changing dispensations. This book points out the distinctions between Prophecy and the Mystery, the kingdom of heaven and the Body of Christ, the ministries of Peter and Paul, etc.


 

Basics of Mid Acts Dispensationalism

Terence D. McLean

Seriously examine the arguments within this book and make up your own mind. This book solves many contradictions that people struggle with within the Bible. This short book highlights the very important differences between Paul’s teaching of the mystery revelation of the Church and Jesus’ earthly ministry which was all about the Kingdom gospel. Jesus and Paul spoke to different audiences with different gospels, though it was Jesus who appeared to Paul and commissioned him to become the apostle of the gentiles.


 

The Mystery

Joel Finck

An easy-reading introduction to Mid Acts Dispensationalism. Pastor Joel Finck does not fill this book with his opinions or speculations about Scripture, but what the Scriptures actually say.  This book logically lays out the process of true inductive Bible study.


 

A Dispensational Theology

Charles F. Baker

A complete theology book with emphasis on dispensational perspectives, and their related scriptural references, written to be useful for the layman by avoiding theological jargon. An important study guide to clear up the prevalent misunderstandings and misconceptions among Christians concerning the methods and results of dispensational interpretation. Mr. Baker doesn’t simply duplicate what has already been written, but he gives prominence to that which has been neglected: the dispensational thrust of the scriptures.


 

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

J.C. O’Hair

An excellent review of the fundamentals in understanding the mystery of Christ.


 

Study Notes: Books of the Bible

David O’Steen

In becoming students of the Bible, we must begin by gaining an overview of the entire Bible because it will greatly help us in understanding its details. Sometimes we cannot see the forest because of the trees. The Bible is one Book made up of many different books. God used about 40 different writers from various backgrounds and locations over a period of about 1,500 years to write the 66 books of the Bible, which cover 7,000 years of human history and provide glimpses into eternity past and future. It is best to start with a panoramic view of the whole Bible before we examine its books, chapters, verses, and words. It is important in Bible study to keep the larger context in mind. In other words, a verse must be studied in light of the surrounding passage, the passage in light of the chapter, the chapter in light of the book, the book in light of the testament, and the testament in light of the whole Bible.


 

Acts – Dispensationally Considered, Vol 1

Cornelius R. Stam

Far more than an inspired storybook, Acts presents a clear line of teaching and explains why the fulfillment of prophecy was interrupted some nineteen centuries ago to make way for the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the Mystery. Appropriately this book has been called “the book between.” As far as the structure of the Scriptures is concerned it fits perfectly between the four records of our Lord’s earthly ministry and the epistles of Paul.


 

Acts – Dispensationally Considered, Vol 2

Cornelius R. Stam

Acts is the most fascinating story book of the Bible and at the same time the most important key to the understanding God’s dealing with man today. It is one of the great dispensational books of the Bible, with a clear line teaching throughout. It is impossible to rightly divide the Word of truth without an understanding of the Book of Acts.


 

Start Rightly Dividing

Justin Johnson

For many people, Bible study never starts right. A culture of doubt and suspicion has influenced Christians to treat the Bible like any other book: subject to change, mistakes, and a million interpretations. Poorly educated pastors perpetuate the myth that the Bible is too hard for the lowly layman to understand and that advanced tools and linguistic skills are needed to decipher its mysteries and contradictions. Add the cacophony of confusion created by a smorgasbord of denominations and internet theologians, and it is no wonder false starts turn into not starting at all. It is possible to study to show yourself approved unto God and be an unashamed workman of the Lord Jesus Christ, but it requires you start rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). If you are asking, “What is right division?”, “Where do I begin?”, or “How do I start?”, then this book is designed to help.


 

Paul – Apostle of Secrets

Don Samdahl

Paul is widely known as “the apostle of the Gentiles” and “the apostle of the grace of God.” Few recognize him as “the apostle of secrets.” Yet this title is his most defining description.

Paul: Apostle of Secrets, examines Paul’s life and teachings and how the risen Christ commissioned him as His “secret agent” to found the Church, the body of Christ, and reveal all its doctrines. Through Paul’s unique apostleship, God disclosed secrets He had kept hidden for thousands of years that every Christian should know and understand.


 

Shot at and Missed

Terrence D. McLean

Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalism is often misunderstood and maligned by those unfamiliar, uninformed or unaware of what it actually teaches. This book answers all the issues raised by the opposition in a clear and concise manner. Those who have already read “Basics of mid-Acts Dispensationalism” by this same author may well have been convinced of the value of being Pauline in doctrine, but when the attacks started, perhaps those new to the concept were taken aback. This new book handles the hurdles, answers the issues, and can take the reader to the next level of understanding mid-Acts dispensationalism and what the issues are. Five dollars is a small price to pay for what this book provides.


 

Understanding Your Bible

S. Craig MacDonald

This is a wonderful guide to helping the average person study and understand God’s Word for himself.  This book is simple and straight forward. It includes helpful charts and end-of-chapter study questions, making it ideal for a study group (middle-school age through adults).


 

Our Great Commission: What Is It?

C.R. Stam

This book explains the truth of Scripture that the “great commission” was directed to the nation of Israel and not to the Church, the body of Christ.  This book clearly explains why that is.  Christians today are under Paul’s direction to be “ambassadors for Christ.”  In the future, Israel will “make disciples of all nations” when Christ is seated on David’s throne in Jerusalem during the Millennial Kingdom.


 

The Twofold Purpose of God

C.R. Stam

This book is recommended for those who are new to the message of Grace. Pastor Stam effectively contrasts the two programs of God in relation to the incarnation, death, burial and resurrection of Christ.


 

Complete in Him

Lori Verstegen

Enjoy daily glimpses into some of the many blessings that are ours in Christ and get to know the Lord more intimately as the One who loves you, who gave Himself for you, and who continues to give out of the riches of His grace. Each page of this booklet focuses on one blessing we have in Christ, from A-Z. It is perfect for daily devotions. In addition, because all scripture references are provided in an appendix in the back, it also can be used for group Bible study. It makes a wonderful gift, too. Here are the first four blessings: Accepted in the Beloved, wherein dwells God’s love, Blessed with all spiritual blessings in heaven above, Crucified, buried, and raised with Him, Delivered from the power of sin.


 

What Do They Believe

Andrew R. Rappaport

What do Jewish people believe? What do Muslims believe? Do you have answers ready for a Mormon or a JehovahÍs Witness? Have you ever wished that there was a resource to review the systematic theology of other religions? Now there is one! Using mostly original sources, What Do They Believe? will help you to get an accurate understanding of what other religions believe.


 

American Dictionary of the English Language (1828 Facsimile Edition)

Noah Webster

A perfect companion to the King James Version of the Bible. This 1828 facsimile reprint of the first American Dictionary documents the quality of Biblical education which raised up American statesmen capable of forming our Constitutional Republic. Webster traced roots in twenty-six languages, and gives examples from classical literature and the Bible. Comprehensive introductions are presented for language and grammar. It has been described by one Christian scholar as “the greatest reprint of the twentieth century.” The added biography by Rosalie Slater, “Noah Webster, Founding Father of American Scholarship and Education,” describes his contribution to many fields and records his conversion to Christ.