Archives For Current Events

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 […]

Continue Reading...

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 […]

Continue Reading...

Postmillennialism is an eschatology of The Book. Postmillennialism depends for its proof, not on newspaper reports, contemporary statistics, and psychological states, but upon on the Word of God. Elsewhere on this site I defend postmillennialism from within Scripture. Sadly too many will not listen to the postmillennial argument from Scripture, but will point to troubles […]

Continue Reading...

Dispensationalists argue that the “prophetic time clock” has been on hold since Israel rejected Christ’s offer of an earthly, political kingdom in the first century — despite his initially rejecting the Jews’ demand for just such a kingdom (John 6:15), his denying any interest whatsoever in a political kingdom (John 18:33–36), and some of his […]

Continue Reading...

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 […]

Continue Reading...

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 […]

Continue Reading...

World — In the space of just a few days, Europe threatened to unravel. On May 6, voters in France and Greece elected new leaders, rejecting attempts to impose what most analysts say are necessary austerity measures. The Dutch prime minister tendered his resignation a week earlier after his country failed to agree on budget […]

Continue Reading...