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« on: January 13, 2009, 06:35:44 PM »

In theology there are 2 major hermaneutics in the Bible , and that is Covenant theology and Dispensationalism .

I see Covenant Theology on many forums .  I will stay with dispensationalism for now .
There 2 scriptures that prove to me that dispensationalism came first , and the first one is found in Eph 1:4  , According as he hath chosen us in Him BEFORE the foundation  ( or before the overthrow ) of the  WORLD .

 So we see from this passage only , we were already chosen before he MADE the universe .

 The other verse is found in 2 Tim 1: 9 ;  who hath saved us

 called us , not by works , but according to His purpose and grace

 which was given us in Christ Jesus BEFORE  the world began . So we see that dispensations were before the beginning of the world.

 Paul always uses the Greek word PRO , which means before , and Peter uses the Greek word APO , which means FROM the foundation of the world .

 But to me there is one more dispensation before this , and that is the Dispensation of Angelic Testing . We know that Lucifer fell thru pride and all those under him became demons .

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