The Rules for Determining How to Define a Dispensation
Requirement for setting the rules to determine a dispensational period in Scripture
Must be taken from Scripture.
Based on the normal use of dispensation in the everyday language.
Makeup of a dispensation
Master – God
Steward, Genesis 41:41-43; 43:19
At times it is all humanity.
Other times it is only specific groups of mankind (Jews, the Church).
A household can have only one steward at a time, Luke 16:2.
The steward is responsible for dispensing the rules to the household, Luke 12:42.
Only the person given the instructions for God’s expectation of conduct for the household is the steward.