Archives For Optimism

Does the “Cultural Mandate” in Gen 1:26-28 help the postmillennial argument? Or is it “forced” evidence? One PMT reader commented to my “How You Became a Postmillennialist” article (PMT-2014-075) by expressing doubt that this has anything to do with the postmillennial hope. So I ask: Does this passage speak to the postmillennial program? I believe […]

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Here is a question I recently received. Perhaps you have thought the same: Good afternoon, sir. I recently read an article by you in which you referred to the label “optimistic amill.” as an oxymoron. Could you please tell me why you think that? I’d be very thankful. I am currently working through these eschetalogical […]

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I am a postmillennialist. This means that I have hope in the progress of the gospel, the salvation of the nations, and the advance of righteous culture. But in recent years I have been challenged by many Christians (even a few postmillennialists!) with the anguished question: “How can you be a postmillennialist in an Obama […]

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This article is the conclusion to the “Postmillennial Tract” begun in our last blog. Let us now consider the postmillennial hope in light of: God’s Blessed Provision In addition, the Lord of lords amply equips his church for the task of world evangelistic success. This is where our worldview must prevail: the church is not […]

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In this two-part series I will be providing a “Postmillennial Tract.” It is difficult to put the postmillennialism system on a bumper sticker, because no one would be able to figure why all the arrows are pointing in so many directions. However, I think I can reduce the essence of postmillennial position to a brief […]

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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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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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