What Does It Mean to be Dispensational?
“When the plain sense of Scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense.”
A term that is used for this principle of Biblical interpretation is Dispensationalism. A dispensation is a period of time. What this means is that while God never changes, over the course of time, the way he relates to humanity has changed. Therefore, dispensationalism is the belief that God has related to mankind in the course of human history in unique ways. Each of these unique historical relationships between God and people is called a dispensation. If you believe this, and you should, you are dispensational.
Generally speaking there are seven common dispensations.
More to come.