Dispensationology is a made up word, though I found others have used it before. Click to find out more about this word and the purpose of this website!
My mission is the same as the mission Jesus set forth for the church. That is to glorify God, edify the Saints, and fulfill the Great Commission.
My background, interests, and goals.
The Dispensationology website is my effort to glorify God and promote the "big picture" of His plan for His creation. My goal is for this to be a springboard and a visual starting point to introduce you to God's word and ultimately to your Creator—Jesus Christ. It comes from my interest in dispensationalism, a theological system that uses a normal, grammatical, historical, contextual interpretation of scripture. I pray it blesses you as much as it has blessed me.
Dispensationology derives from the word dispensation, from the Greek word oikonomía. Strongs defines it as οἰκονομία oikonomía, oy-kon-om-ee'-ah; from G3623; administration (of a household or estate); specially, a (religious) "economy":—dispensation, stewardship.
The suffix “ology” is a subject of study or a branch of knowledge. So combined, dispensationology is the study of the dispensations, or the study of the administrations of God. It can be categorized under the many studies of systematic theology and it is the most accurate and consistent method of interpretation (hermeneutic) of the Bible. One of the reasons for its accuracy is the emphasis on a literal interpretation. Some are confused by the word literal used here. It does not mean literal as in we take every word literally. In context, it is referring to a normal interpretation of the scriptures. Most scholars use this method, but what differentiates dispensationalists from all the others is that we use this method consistently throughout the entire Bible.
"The starting point of dispensationalism is a consistent literal approach to the whole Bible. In other words, I’m not going to interpret the gospel of John with one method of interpretation and then go to Genesis 1-11 or the book of Daniel, or the book of Revelation with a different method. You take things in their ordinary sense, unless there’s an obvious figure of speech." Dr. Andy Woods
Kevin Thompson from Beyond Fundamentals gives some insight into the distinctions of dispensationalism in his “Replacing Dispensationalism” video he notes there are no “beliefs” in dispensationalism, only a level of awareness. Paraphrasing some of his statements, he says; dispensationalism is something you “do;” it is a process, a set of observations. Calvanism is a set of beliefs, dispensationalism is not. Some try to pit one system against another; ie: Calvanism and Free Grace. A Calvanist is a bot to the system. Teaching a system is like giving someone a fish. We would rather teach people how to fish. If you are opposed to these methods, you are against context discovery. Dispensationalism is an enhanced awareness of context. Calvanists resort to confirmation bias because they take their system and apply it to the text.
Problems with doubt and division can originate from an unclear message. There are so many interpretations of the Bible and much confusion can stem from allegorization. God does not have multiple meanings for His Word. He is not a God of confusion. We seek to introduce you to dispensationalism to help remedy this, as well as give clear illustrations that will help you sort through the confusion and hopefully give you a clear understanding and a foundation for you to build upon. We encourage you to read the Bible and seek out a Bible-based church that teaches dispensational truths to help further your growth and walk with the Lord.
Dispensationology is a unique resource. It is a glimpse of the past, present, and future workings of God. My hopes are that it answers important questions that should be taught in every church, but sadly are not. These are fundamental truths that have been taught by Jesus, by the Church since its inception in Antioch, and by faithful stewards of God’s word throughout the Church age.
These references are provided for your convenience and to clarify my position. I may not agree with every single statement made by those mentioned, but I do find that my position lines up closely with Dr. Andy Woods. You should always pray and ask God for wisdom and discernment, read your Bible, and the Holy Spirit will guide you into all the truth—John 16:13.
"These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him remains in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you remain in Him." 1 John 2:26-27
Dispensationalism is a very powerful tool to help you understand God's awesome plan for you and the world. You can trace its roots back to Justin Martyr (110-165) and Iranaeus (130-200). Learn where the church started deviating from this consistent method of interpretation and how you can restore its use to help you and others grow closer to the Lord and understand His purposes.
This site is my effort to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the good news of His saving grace and free gift of salvation.
My desire is that you will get a glimpse of the awesomeness of God and see that He has a plan to reconcile this fallen world.
Whether it is by lyric or song, photograph or design, poem, or even a novel; I want to inspire others to seek a relationship with God.
My name is Dennis. I am not a theologian or pastor, but all believers are called to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and I didn't always know that. I once was lost. I had no idea of the spiritual warfare going on around me. Through God's grace and a handful of faithful servants, including my wife, God removed the veil that covered my eyes —and I believed.
I was a bit of a late bloomer, coming to faith in my late 20's, early 30's. Despite my late start, God has given me grace to learn quickly and the ability to understand things sometimes that amaze even myself.
I grew up in the Lutheran church and appreciate the work that Martin Luther did during the Reformation. Since then, I have learned there is only one Church—the church of Jesus Christ. So now I have a more all-encompassing, non-denominational view.
Our first church was such a church. We met many wonderful believers and accompanied them on two mission trips to Belize to help build homes for those in need.
As my faith grew, I expanded my experiences by working for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Madison, Wisconsin as Summer Ministries Coordinator. I also attended their summer Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™) program designed to train us in effective and engaging ways to teach children about God. We learned to present the Gospel clearly on a child’s level, counsel a child for salvation, and lead a dynamic club ministry for kids. This challenged me in many ways because I attended as a coordinator and also as a student. However, I was older than the others as most were still in high school. So I was guiding the students in some areas, but learning from them in others. It was a unique experience to say the least.
My current job allows me to listen to audio messages all day and for several years I have been able to absorb listening to scripture and Bible teachings. This exposure to the word of God really filled my heart and mind with who God is and what He plans for all who believe. I could feel my heart and mind changing and my love for God and His plan growing.
In 2016 I had a series of experiences that will forever be engrained in my soul. Without getting into detail, they were profound and gave me a sense that God works in many unique ways. One of the experiences was a dream that confirmed what I had already learned regarding spiritual warfare. It also revealed the love Jesus has for us. He personally came to rapture me in this dream, but I could not see His face. He simply reached out his arm and we shot up faster than I could even comprehend. I cannot explain the feelings adequately, but I recall that afterward I was not able to listen to any television or radio because I felt like God had cleansed my mind so that I could understand His righteousness; and the world just felt filthy to me. The feeling has since wore off a bit but it has given me more perspective. I have also learned not to base my faith on simply my feelings. These things have had a major impact on how I view the world.
Since then, I have felt a strong desire to learn more about the Bible and learn God's will. After learning from many great teachers like Dr. Andy Woods of Sugar Land Bible Church, I discovered how Dispensationalism gave me a "big picture" view of the Bible and allowed me to see God's word in proper context. I was so blessed by Andy's teachings that I sought out more formal teaching. I found Grace Institute of Biblical Studies which is administered through Duluth Bible Church. My wife and I studied there for two semesters and were blessed with even more excellent training.
My interests are in sharing Biblical truths and dispensationalism. I also love music, graphic design, photography, videography, writing, automobiles, and nature.
Besides working on this website, I am also writing a novel about salvation and warfare. The story is a true story based on the truth of my salvation and the process of sanctification, shrouded in the Biblical "big picture" narrative. The characters are fictional and some are composites based on spiritual essences or archetypes.
I am also working on writing music and creating videos to share Biblical truths with the world.
Associate of Science in Interactive and Graphic Arts December 2009
Herzing University, Madison, Wisconsin
Deans List, graduated with honors
CEF of Greater Madison, Summer Ministries Coordinator Madison, WI Summer 2010
Grace Institute of Biblical Studies, studied two semesters, 2019