Answers to Your Questions
Dr. Couch, you have had some interesting answers to Progressive Dispensationalism in the past that I really appreciated. Any new thoughts about it?
I understand from a reliable source that o≠ne of the "creators" of this off-beat view has recanted his position that Christ is reigning on the throne of David in Psalm 110:1-4. All of us dispensationalists who translate from the Hebrew text knew this all along. T his guy, by the way, graduated from a big liberal European University and was tainted in his biblical views. He is o≠ne of the founders of this position.
By the way one of their most silly views is that the church does not have a "heavenly destiny," whatever that means. Again, remember that the PDs come to the Bible with their preconceived views and then try to substantiate them with Scripture. An old-line premillennialist and dispensationalist like me, goes to the text to Observe what the Bible says. I let it speak to me; I donít speak to it first!
The Bible makes clear that the church indeed has a heavenly destiny. Read 1 Peter 1:4. God "has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, RESERVED IN HEAVEN FOR YOU."
End of argument!
Please stop following aberrant and dumb views from folks who just like "the new" for variety sake, and not for the sake of spiritual truth! Stay on the main highway and do not go onto the rocky, bumpy back road. I believe in ACADEMICS but they are into ACADEMIA! Beware!
Thanks for asking.
Mal Couch, Ph.D., Th.D.