In this episode, Mark Ciasullo & Maria Merola discussed the origins of “Dispensationalism” and how it began only 200 years ago and is being taught in all of the seminaries and Bible Colleges.
Dispensationalism seeks to divide born-again believers within modern-day Christianity from Yisra’el, thereby confusing the identities of both of these groups. Today, most people think that Yisra’el are only the Jews who live in the modern state of Yisra’el, and they think that born-again believers are “Gentiles.” What most people do not realize is that there are “Two Houses of Yisra’el” that are being brought together in these last days (Ephrayim & Judah). Dispensationalism causes people to think of the “elect” that are within the Christian Church & Yisra’el as two completely separate entities, thereby making it virtually impossible for these two groups to come into their true identity as Yisra’elites. Marcione was a theologian in the 2nd Century who taught a heresy called “Gnosticism” which denies that our Messiah Yahuwshuwa “is come in the flesh.”
Marcione taught a heresy that says: “the god of the Old Testament was evil while the god of the New Testament was good.” Gnosticism also purports that “Lucifer and Jesus are the same being” and that Lucifer was the “god” of the Old Testament and therefore the Mosaic Law (Towrah) of our Creator YaHuWaH is evil and wicked. Marcione also taught that the “New Testament Scriptures” are all that is needed and that the “Old Testament scriptures were nailed to the cross.” This doctrine today permeates the modern-day Christian Church and it has caused a “Great Falling Away.” Hyper-Calvinism is also another “doctrine of devils” that teaches “once saved always saved” or what we commonly call “cheap grace.” This doctrine purports that one can never lose their salvation no matter how much one sins. But we see a completely different picture in the scriptures. We find out that it is possible to have one’s name blotted out of “The Book of Life” after having it in there! Revelation 3:5 He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. See the related blogs that Maria Merola has written below:
“What Was Blotted Out in Colossians 2?”
“Grace Establishes the Law.”