Christianity affirms the material order. In creation God made the physical world (Gen. 1) and man with a tangible body (Gen. 2:7). In redemption God effects the incarnation of Christ (Heb. 2:14) and His physical resurrection (Luke 24:39). We should not be surprised, then, that even in the consummation we will once again inhabit physical […]

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Few doctrines of the Bible receive more attention among evangelicals today than the second coming of Christ. And since His return is a foundational doctrine of the historic Christian faith, it well deserves our notice. Unfortunately though, the second advent is more deeply loved and firmly believed than biblically understood. We tend to have a […]

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No eschatological school is enjoys full acceptance of all the various details of a system. But what are some key distinctions within postmillennialism? One of those distinctives is almost getting more discussion than postmillennialism itself.

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Who are the postmillennialists who have written in modern times? The Christian marketplace is filled with dispensationalist “prophecy experts.” But are there any modern proponents of postmillennialism? And if so, who are they? Though they seldom write multi-billion selling books. And despite the fact they almost never have movie series based on their theological writings. […]

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No knowledgeable Christian would claim John Calvin was a dispensationalist. Not only is his overall theology contrary to dispensationalism, but no Rapture chart has been found among his surviving works. But what was his eschatological orientation? And was the postmillennial hope found within early Reformed theology?

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Is postmillennialism a modern phenomenon? Did it arise only in the excitement of the discovery of the new world and the development of America? These are important questions, historically and theologically.

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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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