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Dispensationalism has been distinguished by a focus on the centrality of the universal church, a commitment to a high view of biblical inspiration and authority, a recognition that every member is a minister within the church, an emphasis on God’s grace in the current era as expressed through the Spirit’s indwelling ministry, a commitment to share the gospel and emphasize the security of the believer who enters into God’s grace, an affirmation of the importance of prophetic and apocalyptic revelation in God’s plan, a belief in premillennialism and a future for Israel on the earth, and a recognition of discontinuities in the various ages of divine administration.

Darrel Bock, Charting Dispensationalism, Christianity Today, 1994