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Amillennialists are fond of claiming the postmillennial argument is falsified by the New Testament evidence. For instance, after citing my definition of postmillennialism, Strimple states: “The New Testament, however, presents a different picture” (Strimple in Darrell L. Bock, ed., Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond [Zondervan, 1998], p. 60). A couple of paragraphs later […]

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Israel plays an important role in Scripture. She represents God’s people throughout most of the Old Testament: she is God’s elect nation (Deut 7:7–8 ; 10:15; Zech 2:8; Rom 3:1–3; 11:1), the focal point of his redemptive mercies in history (Deut 4:7–8; Psa 147:19–20; Amos 3:2; Rom 9:4). Because of her commanding presence in old […]

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Luke 18:8 is a favorite text for dispensationalists and their objection to the optimism of postmillennialism. On the surface this verse seems to contradict the hope-filled historical expectations of postmillennialism. But does it? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on […]

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Opponents of postmillennialism often point to Jesus’ Parable of the Tares as biblical evidence against postmillennialism. But this serves as evidence that opponents of postmillennialism are often wrong. Let me explain. Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of […]

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Dispensationalism is a vexing error, made all the more vexing by its prominence among evangelicals today, who, for the most part, wish do nothing more than to learn and be faithful to Scripture. Fortunately, it is not a damning error, as many dispensationalists hold to and proclaim the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, this […]

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Dispensationalists like to argue that the Church was not revealed until the New Testament. They claim all prophecy of the Old Testament is silent about any idea of the Church, so that the Old Testament is wholly wind-swept empty regarding the Church. But we should not deem the new covenant era, international Church as a […]

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Though dispensationalists hold a distinct and elevated status for Israel in God’s kingdom in the future, the Bible actually sees prophecies regarding Israel coming to fulfillment in the church. This creates serious problems for the dispensational system in that they sing: My hope is built on nothing less than Scofield’s notes and Moody Press. Not […]

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