Definition of dispensationalism in English:

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dispensationalism

Pronunciation: /ˌdispənˈsāSHənlˌizəm/ /-pen-/

noun

Christian Theology
Belief in a system of historical progression, as revealed in the Bible, consisting of a series of stages in God’s self-revelation and plan of salvation.
Example sentences
  • Literal readings of the Bible predispose fundamentalists to adopt a theology that stresses premillennial dispensationalism, which means they believe in the Second Coming of Jesus as prophesied in the Bible.
  • Not only had he retained his evangelical convictions, but made steady progress during those years - rejecting the Scofield Bible's dispensationalism and becoming convinced of the eternal security of the believer.
  • Fundamentalists reject a larger portion of secular society, maintain strong commitments to strict literalism, premillenial dispensationalism, and moral traditionalism.

Derivatives

dispensationalist

noun
Example sentences
  • Regardless, I do agree that nineteenth - century dispensationalists reacted against liberal Christian movements - - as my article indicates, the movement has always been reactionary.
  • Contrary to Henzel most dispensationalists are not about to abandon the eternal duality with reference to a new heaven and a new earth.
  • There are many traditional dispensationalists in the churches and many of them are very devout students of Scripture.

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Syllabification: dis·pen·sa·tion·al·ism

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