Interview with Glenn Kreider on Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption

I wish I had this book 4 years ago when I first entered into DTS. I remember I was taking a local Mega Church Bible study here in CA and there was an Eschatological study before the service, which I attended for the first time. The man teaching (a well known and highly regarded pastor) taught against Dispensationalism and blamed specifically DTS for claiming 2 roads to salvation! Nothing further could be from the truth but as a first year Seminarian I had no way to argue; but now….now I wish wholeheartedly that I could go back in time and correct this man who made the entire room “gasp”. So I passionately sponsor this book, authored by several of my instructors over the years, as I know they would not lead any sheep astray. Progressive revelation and the Dispensational hermeneutic is the only way in which I can read the Bible and make sense of it as a whole. I am excited to read this book once it is released and I pray the Lord will lead everyone who reads this to read it as well. As Christians we are often too quick to point fingers and judge each others methods and ideas, but as Christians of an orthodox faith claiming the essential marks of our Protestant faith, we need to find unity even in our diversity because the world is watching “us” and deciding their faith and fate on our actions. Let us be that “One, Holy, catholic (universal), Apostolic church”, united as one, separated from the world, universal/global and Scripturally pure church (gathering of Christians). Thank you for reading this post. Blessings 🙂

A Man from Issachar

UnknownDr. Glenn R. Kreider is Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Along with Jeffrey Bingham, he has edited, Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption: A Developing and Diverse Tradition (Moody Press, 2015). The new work has the potential of defining and clarifying dispensationalism for both the modern academy and the church. Dr. Kreider graciously agreed to an interview in association with the publication of the book.

Dr. Kreider, first, tell us a little about your church and educational background as relates to dispensationalism. Did any of this play a role in your reasons for writing this volume?

I was born into a dispensational family, came to faith in a dispensational church, was trained in two dispensational schools, and now teach at Dallas Theological Seminary. My roots are firmly planted in this tradition. The more I have studied the Bible and the more I have studied the history of…

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