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In my last blog posting I presented a brief case for the Old Testament information regarding the physical resurrection of the body. One of the texts which I mentioned was Daniel 12:1–2. But I noted there that this Scripture does not directly declare the resurrection. Rather it is a spiritual resurrection which implies a physical […]

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The bodily resurrection of the dead to everlasting life is often deemed a doctrine of the New Testament which is absent from the Old Testament. Though it is true that the Old Testament does not touch on resurrection as much as the New, it does nevertheless affirm the resurrection. The resurrection of the dead is […]

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Postmillennialism is most often criticized from historical and pragmatic perspectives. However, the most telling charges against it should be biblical problems. After all, we are dealing with the question of what the Bible says about the future, not with what we can surmise about it. Second Tim 3:1 is one of those passages that some […]

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Many wrongly hold that postmillennialism was created by Daniel Whitby in the 1700s. The confuse reports of his “popularizing” postmillennialism with the idea that he “created” it. This is particularly widespread in dispensational circles. Yet, postmillennialism receives an impetus from the Reformation. Considering the following. Theologian Donald Bloesch notes, “postmillennialism experienced an upsurge in the […]

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Non-postmillennialists frequently use the newspapers to combat the optimism of postmillennialism. With President Obama accelerating America’s decline into immorality and anti-Christianity, many believe postmillennialism is exposed as an empty hope. However, several problems confront this sort of rebuttal: (1) It misunderstands the postmillennial hope. It believes that each year ought to be better than the […]

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I believe dispensationalists have a problem with their argument for a literal millennium on the basis of Rev 20. In fact, I believe they have a great number of problems. On March 21, 2014 I posted a brief article titled “Rev 20 as Dispensationalism’s Achilles Heel.” I wrote this to highlight a few problems resulting […]

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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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