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I am a postmillennialist. This means that I have hope in the progress of the gospel, the salvation of the nations, and the advance of righteous culture. But in recent years I have been challenged by many Christians (even a few postmillennialists!) with the anguished question: “How can you be a postmillennialist in an Obama […]

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Non-postmillennialists frequently use the newspapers to combat the optimism of postmillennialism. With President Obama accelerating America’s decline into immorality and anti-Christianity, many believe postmillennialism is exposed as an empty hope. However, several problems confront this sort of rebuttal: (1) It misunderstands the postmillennial hope. It believes that each year ought to be better than the […]

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Postmillennialism is optimistic about the power of the gospel. To convert the majority of the human race. And nations. Frequently in this blog we will cite bad news that seems to contradict our optimistic expectations. We do this to remind postmillennialists: the victory is not yet won; do not get complacent in your comfort; the […]

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THE SALT AND LIGHT COMPANY

Guest —  June 12, 2012 — 1 Comment

World Magazine — Janie B. Cheaney If I’m supposed to be the light of the world, why do I feel like a dim bulb? If I’m supposed to be the salt of the earth, why do I taste like cream of wheat? Since the 1970s Christians have been deploring the state of the culture and […]

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Once again we are reporting encouraging news of mission work in China. This is not a proof of postmillennialism, but it is ultimately as expectation of postmillennialism. Postmillennialism does not  believe that by the year 2012 the gospel will have won the victory in history. It believes that before Christ returns the victory will have […]

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In a recent series on postmillennialism’s promotion of human culture and art, I noted that Christians may produce images of Jesus (though not for adoration or worship). I argued that such pictures are images of his human nature and form and not images of God himself. One concerned reader, Vaughn Hamilton, has offered a lengthy […]

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Words of Hope — The Islamic Revolution promised much but delivered little. The theocratic tyranny of the ayatollahs proved more cruel and corrupt than the system it replaced. Despite twenty years of anti-Western, anti-Christian propaganda, Iranians actively seek alternatives to Islam. Muslims in Iran are more open to the gospel than ever before. Give thanks […]

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