Identifying the Seed

As most of our listeners are aware, Rob has been in the process of writing a book on dispensationalism. On today’s episode of Theology Simply Profound Bob talks to Rob about his book entitled, Identifying the Seed, which will be published in early September 2018. Check out the book’s Facebook page to find out more with updates about its publication.

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William Duncan

4 months ago

I am so excited about your book. With friends and family members under the sway of Dispensationalism, I have been looking for something to offer them as a source to read. I have read Poythress and Robertson several times over the last ten years, which helps me, but they are each too academic to share with someone who has no grasp of Covenant Theology. Sounds like you have filled a void.

Robert McKenzie

4 months ago

Thank you for the encouragement and I hope my book meets your needs.

Kelle Craft

4 months ago

Rob, do you interact much at all with forms of progressive disepensationalism I find more and more in academic circles, especially those dispensationalists that are Calvinists to be of this type.

Robert McKenzie

4 months ago

Mostly in the second half of the book in the section on Dispensationalism I do interact with Progressive Dispensationalism. As I have studied Dispensationalism I have found that the Progressive form while better and distinct has the same fundamental claims that Dispensationalism has always had. Although they try and incorporate the presence of the New Covenant today they still hold to a two peoples of God structure with the Abrahamic, New and Davidic Covenant being finally fulfilled in the Millennial Kingdom. They still hold to a rapture of the church and a seven year tribulation period etc. Because I am dealing with these issues throughout the book I focus more on Ryrie, Pentecost, Walvoord because they are the theological founders of the robust system that we understand Dispensationalism to be today. If Progressive Dispensationalism disagreed with them I tried to point this out. Thanks for the question.

Kelle Craft

4 months ago

Yes, thanks for the further clarification and insight! I look forward to reading it when it comes out!

Nancy Guthrie

4 months ago

Do you address the perspective of dispensationalists who would call covenant theology “replacement theology.” I’m sometimes accused of that and I’ve come up with a response, but I’m always trying to improve how I articulate why that characterization of covenant theology makes no sense.

Robert McKenzie

4 months ago

Thanks for the question Nancy and I feel your frustration. Yes this is something that I address in the section on the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant. I also explain in the book why Dispensationalists come to that conclusion. I try and demonstrate how they impose their own theological system upon Covenant Theology so that if our conclusions were linked with Dispensationalism then our conclusions would produce what they understand as Replacement Theology. Hopefully my argument in the book will help them correct this conclusion.

Robert McKenzie

4 months ago

In case you are interested, we did a podcast on Replacement Theology a year or so ago that you might find interesting. https://reformedforum.org/tsp75/

Chris Bertram

4 months ago

Is the book available for pre-order on Amazon? Also, will the study guide you referenced in the program be available at the same time the book is released? Thanks!

Robert McKenzie

4 months ago

Thanks for the questions. I am going back and forth with Amazon trying to get all of the margins correct for the back cover. Lord willing that will be done this weekend. Once that is done it should be available for per-purchase. The study guide should be available a couple of weeks after the book is released.

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