In the previous blog article I began a study of Matthew’s record of Christ’s rejection of Israel. I will complete that study in this article as we note: Final Indication of Israel’s Rejection In Matt 16:21 Jesus teaches his disciples that the chief priests will kill him. In Matt 16:28 he notes that some of his […]

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When the average American Christian is presented the preterist approach to Revelation, he usually balks due to his dispensational conditioning. The idea that God would so severely judge Israel and set her aside is written off as contrary to the biblical prophecy and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Such a response is unfortunate. Indeed, it […]

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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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