Does God have two distinct plans for his people: "Plan A" for Israel and "Plan B" for the church? Is the church age a mysterious "parenthesis," unforeseen by Old Testament prophets? Will believers be raptured out of the world prior to a period of great tribulation? What do dispensationalists believe concerning the kingdom of God, the millenium, and the central doctrines of salvation? And how do those views compare with Scripture and the historic teachings of the church? Keith A. Mathison clearly answers those questions in this helpful examination of dispensationalism. Allowing dispensational writers to speak for themselves, Mathison responds with a wealth of biblical support for a Reformed understanding of the church, salvation, and end-time events.