Dispensation Timeline

Gentile Age
Jewish Age
Church Age
Millennial Age
Adam to Abraham
Abraham to Pentecost/ / Rapture to Second Advent
Pentecost to Rapture
1,OOO years: Second Advent to White Throne Judgment
Genesis 1-11
Genesis 12-Gospels/ / Matthew 24-25, Revelation 6-19
Acts 2 – Revelation 4
Revelation 20:1-6 Isaiah 11, 12, 52, 60
Progression oftheAge
The Garden
The Fall to the Flood
The Flood to Babel
Patriarchs: Abraham to Moses
Law: Moses to Christ
Tribulation: Rapture to Second Advent
Pre-canon: Pentecost to completion of Revelation
Post-canon: Completion of Revelation to Rapture
Return of Christ and Satan’s imprisonment
Perfect rule of Christ
Release and final revolt of Satan and unbelievers
Responsibility tor Making God’s Word Known
On all families— In this age there was one race and one language. Individual family patriarchs were charged with evangelism.
On one nation: Israel— After Babel there were many races and many languages. Through Abraham, God created Israel as a new race and charged the nation to evangelize.
On one Body: the Church— With creation of the Church a new species was created. In this age there are only two kinds of people: believers and unbelievers. Every Christian is an ambassador.
On one Person: Christ the King— Everyone will know Him. "I will put My law within them, and on their hearts I will write it" (Jer. 31:33).
Revelation ofGod’s Word to Man
No written Scripture— God’s Word communicated verbally through family patriarchs.
Scripture revealed to and recorded by individuals from Moses to Malachi and authors of the gospels. Old Testament completed by 400 B.C.
New Testament revealed to and recorded by apostles and prophets. Canon of Scripture completed by A.D. 96 and will stand forever.
Full revelation in the personal presence of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Means of Salvation
By faith in Christ,
the promised seed of the woman (Gen 3:15; Job 19:25-27)
By faith in Christ,
the promised Messiah (Gen 15:6; Ps. 21-22; Pro 30:4; Isa 53)
By faith in Christ,
the risen Lord (Act 16:31; Eph 2:8-9)
By faith in Christ,
the ruling King (Heb 8:8-13)

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