Dispensationalism and Primates

One lesson unsuccessful people do not learn is delayed gratification. Unsuccessful people look ahead about 1 day. More successful people can look ahead farther, plan better.

I’m not that good at chess.

We continue to re-learn how to think ahead–as a species.

Some individuals and groups can see and plan for a distant future.

Some of us can’t, but thanks to eschatology we have learned to relax, and trust that someone smarter than us is looking far into the future and looking out for the interests of our great grandchildren far better than we can individually.

My sincere thanks to all the Dispensationalists who continue to nurture our species in its intrinsic ability to trust individual primates who can plan ahead better than most of us.

Long after we have fallen away, our capacity to trust and cooperate with our long-range planners remains intact.

About Ron Goetz

My first wife used to say, "There's nothing so sacred that Ron won't pick it apart." My desire to be a pastor -- that was a temperamental mismatch. She was so patient. If my birth mother had lived somewhere else, maybe I would've become a cold case detective. But I would have had to be J instead of a P, I think. And that mid-life reevaluation, starting adolescence as a GARB fundamentalist and transitioning to a non-theist, that gave me an unusual skill set.
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