Doctrine

 
Ages and Dispensations
 

God’s plan for man’s recovery is divided into three great epochs or dispensations called “worlds” in the King James Version — in the Greek, kosmos, meaning “arrangement.” — Strong and Young 

                            

 The last two of these are divided further into ages. 2 Peter 3:5-13 divides each of these three worlds into “heavens” (the powers of spiritual control) and “earth” (human society).

 2 PET. 3:5-7,13: “...the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world (epoch 1) that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now (epoch 2), by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men....Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth (epoch 3), wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

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