This page is dedicated to refuting common proof texts used by non-dispensationalist heretics to try and teach the satanic heresy of non-dispensationalism.
Galatians 3:8 Refuted
Galatians 3:8 (KJV) – “And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.”
Notice how Galatians 3:8 says “foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith,” and this was preached to Abraham when God said “in thee shall all nations be blessed.” This is a reference back to Genesis 12:3.
Genesis 12:3 (KJV) – “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
In other words, God was not preaching to Abraham that salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ, the foreseeing there is when God says “in thee shall all nations be blessed”
This is a foreshadow of the heathen becoming the spiritual seed of Abraham through Jesus Christ. That is why Galatians 3:8 says it was “preached BEFORE the gospel unto Abraham” this was done by God telling Abraham that in him will all nations be blessed, it’s talking about a future event, this was not the gospel itself being preached to Abraham.
Notice how God doesn’t tell Abraham that this is how he is saved, he is only foreshadowing future events.
This does NOT teach that Abraham was justified by the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
There would be a contradiction in scripture if that was the case, because Ezekiel 3:18-21, Ezekiel 18:20-27, Ezekiel 33:8-9, and many other old testament scriptures clearly teach faith and works in the old testament.
Romans 4:1-3 Refuted
Romans 4:1-3 (KJV) – “What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
By isolating this one passage you would come to the non-dispensationalist heresy that salvation has always been the same. Non-dispensationalist heretics fail to compare scripture with scripture (1 Cor. 2:13).
James 2:20-24 gives more details about that justification that Abraham received.
James 2:20-24 (KJV) – “But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”
What’s going on? What is this “faith” that Abraham had?
Genesis 22:7-8 (KJV) – “And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”
The faith that Abraham had was that God would provide a lamb for the burnt offering. This is further confirmed in Hebrews 11:17-19.
Hebrews 11:17-19 (KJV) – “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
Abraham still had to do a work, which was to go and sacrifice his son. God confirms that he was testing Abraham’s faith.
Genesis 22:11-12 (KJV) – “And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.”
So when Romans 4:1-3 says that Abraham was justified by faith, it’s not saying that Abraham was putting his faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The faith that justified Abraham was the faith that God would provide a lamb for the burnt offering, Abraham was trusting God when he said he would provide a lamb, but Abraham still had to do a work.