Many dispensationalists think their approach to eschatology was held in the ancient church. Much of their error is due to their naive confusion of premillennialism with dispensationalism. Premillennialism is most definitely an ancient view. But the two systems are quite distinct, with dispensationalism being created around 1830. Significantly though, premillennialism has a problematic history. The […]

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From 1966 until 1975 I was a dispensationalist. I was attracted to the movement because it boasted of a consistent biblical outlook, which could explain the times. I was saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ at a dispensationalist youth camp in Boca Raton, Florida; I attended a dispensationalist church (Calvary Bible Church, […]

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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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THE ANTICHRIST

Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. —  April 23, 2014 — 2 Comments

The Antichrist is a popular theme in modern evangelical circles. Dispensationalists have actually cornered the market on attempts to identify him. They have made millions with their wrong guesses; I have made hundreds trying to correct them. One incredible problem with their attempts at identifying the Antichrist is: their evidence is absolutely, totally unbiblical. They […]

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In Rev 16:20 we read that at the outpouring of the seventh bowl (Rev 16:17) “every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.” This is in the context of the judgment of Jerusalem, under the imagery of Babylon (Rev 16:19). But what does it mean? The dispensationalist interpretation here is rather extreme: “These […]

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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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