This document has been put together in an effort to encourage you as a parent. The process of finding a spouse is not something to fear, but should be seen as yet another opportunity to speak godly wisdom and direction into the life of your child.
There are many questions you should be asking, but we can’t give you all the answers. The Bible makes no mention of dating, at least not in the modern sense of the word.
Many of these decisions are a parent’s judgment call. Therefore, we designed this document to be a resource for the kinds of questions you should be asking and most importantly to encourage you to effectively communicate the answers to your teenager. “Meet the Parents: Questions to Ask and Guidelines to Give Your Daughter’s -Potential Boyfriend.” Online: the Parents Guidelines for Dating Our -De Young, Kevin.
Humanity is held responsible to conform to that revelation. God judges humanity and introduces a new period of probation under a new administration.Ultimately, dispensationalism demonstrates the progress of God's revelation to man and God's sovereignty through history.The system was embraced by early Christian fundamentalists as a defense of the Bible against liberalism and modernism and became the majority position within fundamentalism.Each dispensation is marked by a cycle: God reveals himself and his truth to humanity in a new way.The typical seven-dispensation scheme is as follows: Numerous purposes for this cycle of administrations have been suggested.
God is seen to be testing humanity under varying conditions, while vindicating His ways with humanity in originally granting them free will.
According to dispensationalist interpretation, each age of the plan of God is thus administered in a certain way, and humanity is held responsible as a steward during that time.
The harmony of history is demonstrated as focusing on the glory of God and puts God at its center as opposed to a central focus on man and humanity's need for salvation.
Below is a table comparing the various dispensational schemes: One important underlying theological concept for dispensationalism is progressive revelation.
Some non-dispensationalists start with progressive revelation in the New Testament and refer this revelation back into the Old Testament, whereas dispensationalists begin with progressive revelation in the Old Testament and read forward in a historical sense.
It is our desire that this will help give you the confidence to enter into this conversation with your teenager. If you have kids, it is inevitable, you will have to face these questions with your teenager.