Dispensation of Innocency, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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A dispensation is a period of time during which man is tested in respect of obedience to some specific revelation of the will of God. Seven such dispensations are distinguished in Scripture.

The First Dispensation: Innocency. Man was created in innocency, placed in a perfect environment, subjected to an absolutely simple test, and warned of the consequence of disobedience. The woman fell through pride; the man deliberately. 1 Timothy 2:14 God restored His sinning creatures, but the dispensation of innocency ended in the judgment of the Expulsion Genesis 3:24.

Genesis 1:28

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be , and multiply, and the earth, and it: and have over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

1 Timothy 2:14

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being was in the .

Genesis 6:5

And GOD saw that the of man was great in the earth, and that every of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the .


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