Answering Bob DeWaay

I have added a page to my site that has received a pretty good amount of traffic from search engines.  This page is answering a critic.  He is not a critic that has come to Distinguishing Truth, but a critic that seems to be the “go to guy” when someone is looking to speak against Bible believing Christians such as myself, who recognize the distinctiveness of the revelation that the Lord Jesus gave to Paul as the distinct revelation for the Body of Christ in this Dispensation of Grace.

It is a rather long essay, because it includes the entire article that Mr. DeWaay published as well as my comments.  The article by Bob DeWaay in Critical Issues Commentary goes back to 2008, but came to my attention in 2015, as it was used as the most important article in discrediting certain doctrines that I held and continue to hold.  It is not a quick read, which is why I did not add it as a blog post.  He writes from what seems to be a “Reformed Dispensationalist” perspective, or what seems to be “dispensational in eschatology only”.  That means that he understands a future for Israel, and that is about it.

DeWaay, an “antihyperdispensationalist”, and it seems a disciple of John MacArthur, wrote an appallingly unscriptural and misrepresentative attack against people he determined to be “hyperdispensationalists”…

The page on Distinguishing Truth is here: Answering Bob DeWaay

The Maker

The Maker of the universe
As Man, for man was made a curse.
The claims of Law which He had made,
Unto the uttermost He paid.

His holy fingers made the bough
Which grew the thorns that crowned His brow.
The nails that pierced His hands were mined
In secret places He designed.

He made the forest whence there sprung
The tree on which His body hung.
He died upon a cross of wood,
Yet made the hill on which it stood.

The sky that darkened over His head
By Him above the earth was spread.
The sun that hid from Him its face
By His decree was poised in space.

The spear which spilled His precious blood
Was tempered in the fires of God.
The grave in which His form was laid,
Was hewn in rocks His hands had made.

The throne on which He now appears
Was His from everlasting years,
But a new glory crowns His brow,
And every knee to Him shall bow.

—F. W. Pitt

Upcoming Bible Studies

Greetings to everyone who has been visiting this site.  Thank you to all of you who have followed the Galatians study. I hope and pray that you all enjoyed reading them and I know that I learned from the study in Galatians.  I pray that God will teach all of you as you study the scriptures for yourself as well.

I am taking the posted studies and will soon have the entire study available as a download in pdf format for anyone who would want it.  It will just require a little bit more proof-reading before I put it on the site.

Also, in the weeks ahead, I am planning two weekly studies, one published on the weekend and one published mid-week.  The midweek study will be a verse-by-verse on Colossians and the weekend study will be exploring the Apostolic commissions.  I hope that you all will enjoy these new studies too.

As we in the United States of America celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, it is certain that we all have more to be grateful for than we have words of gratitude.  Our Father in Heaven has blessed us greatly. Praise Him for His great gift of wisdom, sanctification, righteousness and redemption that He has given to us freely by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work of redemption for us on the cross of Calvary.  Praise Him that He has given to the world His offer of reconciliation by the blood of Christ and that no amount of sin stands in the way of the sinner and the Savior.  He is mighty to save all who come to God by Him.

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:15)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Ephesians 1:3)

As we enter the Christmas season, I am reminded of the words to the carol “The First Noel”  I will close with the last verse:

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heaven and earth of naught,
And with his blood mankind has bought.