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TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY - © - March 25, 2019
doting about questions, strifes of words

     Isn't your "dispensationalism" the same thing we Roman Catholics have had all along? Does your talking about "dispensations" mean you have stopped being protesting Protestants and are returning to Holy Mother Rome?

      The Catholic Encyclopedia, page 167, reads:


    The relaxation of the obligation of a law because of special circumstances of a case can only be granted by the proper and competent authority. Dispensations are given only by one having jurisdiction and only for Church laws. They are applied to particular laws of fasting, abstaining, vows, or certain marriage laws, as well as other laws.  A dispensation can be recalled and thereby ceases. It is not granted except for just and proportionate reasons. Many officials of the Church are granted the power of dispensing by delegation or office. The grant of a dispensation never requires the petitioner to pay for such action, unless there is clerical expense involved, which then may be defrayed by the one receiving the dispensation.

      Rather than attempting to teach the Roman Catholic what your use of the word dispensation means, pick up on theirs and ask how it is they think human beings can relax laws found in the Bible.  It is much more important that you deal with the Roman Catholic's lost and hell-bound soul than to trot our Acts Two versus Mid-Acts verses the 28ers.

     Roman Catholics are victims of a most devilish religious system from which they have learned that "the Bible cannot be understood by the layman." Dragging them through verses to prove Biblical dispensationalism would be as effective as asking your poodle to drive your Bentley.

     The idea of bending the rules to benefit the law-breakers, however, is an open door to talking to the Roman Catholic about the Lord Jesus Christ's payment for all our sins.  Keep your eye on the prize: souls saved... then move on to saints edified.



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