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Does the “Cultural Mandate” in Gen 1:26-28 help the postmillennial argument? Or is it “forced” evidence? One PMT reader commented to my “How You Became a Postmillennialist” article (PMT-2014-075) by expressing doubt that this has anything to do with the postmillennial hope. So I ask: Does this passage speak to the postmillennial program? I believe […]

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The Cultural Mandate given to Adam and Eve at the beginning of the human race is a foundational feature of postmillennial eschatology. As the saying goes: Eschatology is assumed in Protology.” That is, the end is assumed in the beginning. In yesterday’s post, I showed how the Cultural Mandate supported the postmillennial scheme. Today I […]

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The revelation regarding man as God’s image appears in the context of the Creation Mandate. This mandate occurs as the “swelling of jubilant song” at the accomplishment of God’s creative activity. God is now ready to pronounce his creation “very good” (Ge 1:31–2:2). One vital function of that image is man’s acting as ruler over […]

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In the Noahic Covenant’s appear various features which undergird the postmillennial hope of victory in history. We find this particularly in Genesis 6:17–22 and 8:20–9:17. Here God reaffirms the Cultural Mandate, which is fundamental to the outworking of his eschatological purpose through his highest creature, man.  Here we witness God’s continuing gracious redemptive relation to […]

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