|Dr. Couch, do you have any articles on the "Mid-Acts" position of some dispensationalists? Several of my good friends are into this. They are aligned with Stam and Bullinger. Need I be concerned with this?|
ANSWER: Doctrinal errors should always give us some concern. I am a pilot and if I am just a few degrees off my course, I can end up hundreds of miles from where I am going. This could be deadly when I am flying over water!
I have found that when people are misaligned doctrinally, there is a reason for it. They have an axe to grind or an agenda they are pushing.
Again, I would suggest my book Dictionary of Premillennial Theology where there is an article on Hyper-dispensationalism, or what is sometimes called, Ultradispensationalism. In the book we say, "The weakness of ultradispensationalism is that it fails to recognize that the nature of a dispensation is based on what God does, not on human understanding of His purposes."
Dr. Charles Ryrie's book Dispensationalism also has a thorough chapter on the subject. Too, my book Handbook to the Book of Acts has one of the most extensive treatments of the issue.
Thanks for asking.
Mal Couch, Ph.D., Th.D.