Adrian is interested in my view of dispensational theology.
Over the ages, God set forth different responsibilities for those who believe in Him. These times have been designated as dispensations. We must note that the key thought in the previous statement is “for those who believe in Him”. God has not commanded various ways of salvation. The responsibilities given by God to Adam were different than those given to Abraham, and those to Abraham different than those given to Moses. Knowledge of these responsibilities aids the believer in understanding his place in God’s plan. Rejection leads the believer to doctrinal inaccuracy. For example – the teachings known as covenant theology.
Theology is an art and a science aiding in the study of the Word of God. Theology never takes precedence over the Word of God and one must be careful not to read one’s theology into the Word of God. The imperfection of theology is seen in the difference seen among those that agree with dispensational teaching, but disagree on the number of dispensations. While they may only vary by one number, the variance reveals the imperfection of man’s study of God’s perfect Word. Again though, this imperfection does not apply to the Word of God and the fact of the dispensations is clear and should not be rejected. I trust that I have answered your question. Thank you for your interest in posing it.