Archives For Objections Answered

The theological doctrine of the depravity of man is frequently urged against the prospect of postmillennial kingdom victory. How can we hope for the worldwide peace and righteousness since man is fallen and depraved? The Non-postmillennial Objection In J. Dwight Pentecost’s assessment of the deficiencies of postmillennialism, his fourth objection is along these lines. He […]

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The essential distinctive of postmillennialism is that it is optimistic regarding the outcome of history. And it is optimistic based on God’s power as revealed in God’s word. Critics of postmillennialism will often go to NT passages such as Matt 10:22 to discredit postmillennialism’s long-term optimism. That passage reads: “You will be hated by all […]

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Noted scholar Dr. Charles Hill’s has written a critique of preterism which was intended for a “views” book. Though this book was never published, I would like to respond to his objections since they represent well-reasoned arguments by a well-seasoned scholar. His objections are generally quite commonly alleged against the preterist approach to Revelation. Hopefully, these will […]

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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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Paul’s prophecy regarding the “Man of Lawlessness” in 2 Thessalonians 2 is often used by non-postmillennial eschatological systems as a rebuttal to any optimistic outlook on the flow of history. If this man arises and dominates the world, and will not be overthrown until Christ returns, then the postmillennial hope cannot be valid. But does […]

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Postmillennialism is an eschatology of The Book. Postmillennialism depends for its proof, not on newspaper reports, contemporary statistics, and psychological states, but upon on the Word of God. Elsewhere on this site I defend postmillennialism from within Scripture. Sadly too many will not listen to the postmillennial argument from Scripture, but will point to troubles […]

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by Gregg Strawbridge In the 2005 national ETS and SBL meetings there were several seminars devoted to “replacement theology” and specifically on the place of Israel and the politics of “land.” In both cases I personally engaged several of the respondents, such as Timothy Weber1, Walter Kaiser, Bruce Longenecker, Claudia Setzer, and a few others […]

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