Archives For Optimism

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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Modern Christians are a pessimistic lot. Some of the biggest selling books by evangelicals have been those that warn of the soon-coming great tribulation. We can think of Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Church and more recently Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series. Nothing thrills the American evangelical more than gloom-and-doom. And though dispensationalists have cornered […]

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1. Postmillennialism holds that the Lord Jesus Christ founds his Messianic kingdom on the earth during his earthly ministry and through his redemptive labors. His establishing the “kingdom of heaven” fulfills Old Testament prophetic expectations regarding the coming kingdom. The kingdom which Christ preaches and presents is not something other than that expected by the […]

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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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