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This is a question I received by email that you may find of interest: “If Revelation was written in AD 65-66 about events in AD 70, how could John have expected Revelation to be widely circulated in so short a period of time? It seems the book’s grandiose vision would be largely wasted because of […]

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“Revelation” is the most frequently cited NT text in Christian writings of the 2nd century but, to my knowledge, none of these postulate Nero of as being signified by 666. How can this be? This is certainly true, however we should note the following in this regard: (1) 666 must have meant something when John […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. 1) If Irenaeus’s statement refers to John rather than the apocalypse, the statement seems to suggest that John wasn’t telling people who the beast was during his lifetime. That seems odd if those things had already […]

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No eschatological school is enjoys full acceptance of all the various details of a system. But what are some key distinctions within postmillennialism? One of those distinctives is almost getting more discussion than postmillennialism itself.

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Who are the postmillennialists who have written in modern times? The Christian marketplace is filled with dispensationalist “prophecy experts.” But are there any modern proponents of postmillennialism? And if so, who are they? Though they seldom write multi-billion selling books. And despite the fact they almost never have movie series based on their theological writings. […]

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No knowledgeable Christian would claim John Calvin was a dispensationalist. Not only is his overall theology contrary to dispensationalism, but no Rapture chart has been found among his surviving works. But what was his eschatological orientation? And was the postmillennial hope found within early Reformed theology?

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Is postmillennialism a modern phenomenon? Did it arise only in the excitement of the discovery of the new world and the development of America? These are important questions, historically and theologically.

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