Archives For Eschatology

This article is the conclusion to the “Postmillennial Tract” begun in our last blog. Let us now consider the postmillennial hope in light of: God’s Blessed Provision In addition, the Lord of lords amply equips his church for the task of world evangelistic success. This is where our worldview must prevail: the church is not […]

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In this two-part series I will be providing a “Postmillennial Tract.” It is difficult to put the postmillennialism system on a bumper sticker, because no one would be able to figure why all the arrows are pointing in so many directions. However, I think I can reduce the essence of postmillennial position to a brief […]

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Postmillennialism is rejected by many Christians because of its unbridled optimism for history. Non-postmillennialists often present the fact of man’s inborn depravity as theological evidence against the postmillennial hope. How can we be optimistic for mankind in light of man’s indwelling sin? Objectors Quoted J. Dwight Pentecost’s objects to postmillennialism along these lines. In his […]

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1. Postmillennialism holds that the Lord Jesus Christ founds his Messianic kingdom on the earth during his earthly ministry and through his redemptive labors. His establishing the “kingdom of heaven” fulfills Old Testament prophetic expectations regarding the coming kingdom. The kingdom which Christ preaches and presents is not something other than that expected by the […]

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Generally it is helpful to understand your opponent’s eschatological postion in order to better know your own. In this succinct study I will summarize the essential distinctive features of amillennialism. Until the early twentieth century the term “amillennial” did not exist. Amillennialism was subsumed under the term “postmillennialism.” But after World War I and the onset […]

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In response to an article I posted on-line, I received the following anonymous response: “Because, you deceiver, no-one ever called it a ‘Secret Rapture’ EXCEPT anti-dispensationalists like yourself. You have created a straw man. knocked it down and proved nothing.” I would use this response to point out the emotional nature of commitment to dispensationalism. […]

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Dispensationalism holds to two foundational, all-controlling convictions: (1) The proper approach to interpreting Scripture is literalism (even in the Book of Revelation!). (2) Racial Israel is the key to prophecy and is forever kept distinct from the church (even into eternity!). If you are a dispensationalist, you will immediately recognize these two issues as near […]

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