Christ is coming. But he is not coming soon. This is the position of historic postmillennialism. And it runs counter to all the other evangelical eschatological positions. In my last blog article I began a brief analysis of the doctrine of the imminent return of Christ. I began setting up the matter and also showing […]

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Postmillennialism differs from dispensationalism, premillennialism, and amillennialism in being the only eschatological position that is optimistic regarding the outcome of current history. And though this is the key distinctive of postmillennialism, it differs from the other eschatological positions also in its denying that Christ could return at any moment. We believe, with the church of […]

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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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Amillennialists generally do not like to be classified as ”pessimists.” Two leading reasons for their rejecting this designation are: (1) It is negative sounding in itself, and (2) it overlooks the fact that they argue that ultimately Christ and his people win the victory at the end of history. Some amillennialists deny this designation because they call themselves “optimistic […]

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Dispensationalists are prone to boast that Revelation 20 presents their system in clear and certain terms. They often declare that they can go to one text of Scripture and find their system. Unfortunately, this is not the case. This text actually presents them with serious problems. Consider the following. First, the concluding period of earth […]

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Preterism is largely misunderstood and feared among fundamentalists. But when you can sit down and talk with them, they often find the preterist argument hard to overthrow. In this article I will present three important arguments for the preterist analysis of certain biblical prophecies. Three factors generate preterism: (1) the importance of temporal indicators in […]

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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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