Two similar schools of thought within Dispensational theology are known as Classical and Progressive Dispensationalism. Classical and Progressive Dispensationalists believe that there is a distinction between the Church and Israel; however, they disagree on the relationship between the two during the millennial reign of Christ. Classical Dispensationalist views the church as a mystery and they argue the Church is completely and permanently distinct from Israel referring to the Church as a parenthesis in God’s earthly program for Israel. Poythress writes, “Classical Dispensationalist believes during the millennial ...
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