Christianity Today reports on a “Dispensational Dustup” at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. According to CT, the college removed a senior as student ministries director because of his “hyper-dispensational” views. The student believes “that the book of James was written for Israel and not for the church; that the church started with Paul and not at Pentecost; and that Israel was saved by faith and works, not by faith alone.”
The administration is definitely correct to find such views troubling. I would even go so far as to characterize such views as sub-Christian. Nevertheless, it’s important to point out (as Darrel Bock does in the article) that the student’s beliefs do not represent the mainstream of Dispensational thought.