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I have frequently stated — in print and in lectures — that postmillennialism is the most misunderstood and misrepresented eschatological position. So many false notions surround discussion of postmillennialism that there is a widespread confusion as to exactly what it teaches. This leads to a tendency to obscure the facts regarding contemporary eschatological options. Christians […]

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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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Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (November 5, 1851 — February 16, 1921) was the principal of Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. He is considered the last great Princeton theologian before the split in 1929 that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. In fact, he was one of the greatest Reformed theologians in the history […]

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by Dennis Swanson (The  Master’s College) Charles Hodge (1797–1878) has been called, “the most prominent American Presbyterian theologian of the nineteenth century” and was clearly one of the most outstanding theologians that America has ever produced. Mark Noll presents this evaluation of Hodge’s contributions: “[Archibald] Alexander’s student Charles Hodge (1797-1878) extended this theological viewpoint into […]

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From time-to-time when I speak at conferences on the Olivet Discourse, I will have dispensationalists raise a question that they believe presents a problem for the preterist interpretation. I have even seen this in some published articles and books. Perhaps you have heard it yourselves. In fact, I know at least one of you have […]

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by Greg L. Bahnsen Reformed theology (as distinguished from evangelical or Lutheran theology) takes as its father the indisputable theological master of the Protestant Reformation, John Calvin. The heritage of postmillennialism in Reformed theology can be traced to the Cavinian corpus of literature. J. A. De Jong, in his doctoral dissertation at the Free University […]

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Rousas John Rushdoony (1916-2001) was born in New York City to recently arrived Armenian immigrants who had fled the Turkish massacres of 1915-1916. Within weeks his parents moved to Kingsburg, California, where his father founded an Armenian-speaking Presbyterian church. He spent his boyhood, save for a time when his father was a pastor in Detroit, […]

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