The next two points 6&7 will be dealt with together since they are related.

6. Exegesis encompasses the proper dividing of scripture. Thus rightly dividing the word of God (the Scriptures) between Israel and the Church is the key to understanding prophecy.

7. A. Given the fact that Israel will be saved after the Church bride is Raptured then there must be two gospels as argued by many. They are depicted as the Gospel of the kingdom which John the Baptist and Jesus preached, followed by the gospel to the Gentiles which Paul was given. This gospel is known as the Gospel of Grace.

B. As an aside to this point, it is often pointed out that Israel’s individuals were saved before Christ’s first Coming by faith in a future Messiah, and not the keeping of the law, and that their salvation will be similar to this during the Tribulation, since the Holy Spirit will revert back to His former method of interaction with man before Christ’s first coming.

As alluded to before in these posts, Dispensationalists see many ages spanning the time known as Human history. Yet Jesus called us to conclude the age of mortal mankind with the spread of the gospel of the kingdom. But rightly dividing the word of truth to the Dispensationalist places us in the church age, which is also divided into mini ages.

The major division however is between the Church and Israel. Israel was saved under the age of the Law, and the Church is saved by grace providing faith in Christ also with no works. Israel never had the relationship that we have with the Holy Spirit, which only happened as a result of Christ’s first coming. This is their view, and If this is true then could any in Israel really be saved — Paul argued that even Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness. But after Christ came believing God required believing in Christ. Today Israel cannot revert back and still be saved.

Paul tells us that no one could be saved by the keeping of the law. So if this is the case then those in Abraham’s bosom had to be awaiting a savior to come. Did He come? Was He the anointed one that Israel was awaiting?

So, the dilemma for the Dispensationalist is if Israel is saved as we are in Christ there then is no distinction between Jew and Gentile, and what Paul teaches is true forever from the point of Christ’s coming until His second coming. It is not true just until the time of Tribulation.

Christ entered into the belly of the earth where paradise resided until He delivered it and its occupants to heaven. Israel was only saved by accepting Him after He came. This is why Paul says:

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (KJV)

He is the first fruits of them that (past tense) slept (Israel in Abraham’s bosom slept until He came to them and then delivered them taking who had been in paradise and captive in Adam to Captivity in Him. Listen:

1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (KJV).

There is no other way to be saved but in Him. And those who are dead in Him must precede in the first resurrection every man who will be alive when He comes with them to Rapture those who remain.