Archives For Dispensationalism

I believe dispensationalists have a problem with their argument for a literal millennium on the basis of Rev 20. In fact, I believe they have a great number of problems. On March 21, 2014 I posted a brief article titled “Rev 20 as Dispensationalism’s Achilles Heel.” I wrote this to highlight a few problems resulting […]

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Christ is coming. But he is not coming soon. This is the position of historic postmillennialism. And it runs counter to all the other evangelical eschatological positions. In my last blog article I began a brief analysis of the doctrine of the imminent return of Christ. I began setting up the matter and also showing […]

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Postmillennialism differs from dispensationalism, premillennialism, and amillennialism in being the only eschatological position that is optimistic regarding the outcome of current history. And though this is the key distinctive of postmillennialism, it differs from the other eschatological positions also in its denying that Christ could return at any moment. We believe, with the church of […]

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Dispensationalists are prone to boast that Revelation 20 presents their system in clear and certain terms. They often declare that they can go to one text of Scripture and find their system. Unfortunately, this is not the case. This text actually presents them with serious problems. Consider the following. First, the concluding period of earth […]

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I am considering the difficult “Man of Lawlessness” passage in 2 Thessalonians 2. This is often brought forward as an objection to the optimism of postmillennialism. In the previous post, I set up the historical backdrop of this prophecy. In this one I will look at one of its earliest elements that seems to require […]

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Though I have never heard of anyone converting from Reformed theology to dispensationalism, I do not believe that such would be absolutely impossible. Therefore, in the last two blogs I provided a helpful tool for self-analysis to determine if you are — or are in danger of becoming — a dispensationalist. I hope this proved helpful for […]

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Dispensationalism is the most recent eschatological position to arise within the Church. It arose in the 1800s around the time of other eschatological systems, such as those embedded in Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses. The 1800s was rife with eschatological speculation. Due to the complexity of dispensationalism, it is difficult to reduce it to its key features. […]

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