Archives For eschatology

Does Israel have a special future in which she will rule the world? Or does the Bible’s view of Israel have her coming to full-flower in the Church of Jesus Christ? We have been studying this question and surveying the evidence that supports a transformation of the people of God from geo-political Israel to the […]

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The postmillennial view is the only option among the four eschatological systems that maintains an optimistic hope for the current age before Christ returns. The term “postmillennial” arises from the compounding of three Latin terms: post (“after”), mille (“thousand”), and annum (“years”). The prefix post indicates that Christ will return after the millennium, that is, […]

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Dispensationalism is a relatively new version of premillennialism, having been created around 1830 by the Plymouth Brethren pastor and scholar, J. Nelson Darby.(1) The term “dispensation” reflects this system’s dividing history into seven distinct dispensations (i.e., eras), wherein the world operates under distinguishably different God-revealed principles, subject to specific divine testings, and with each ending […]

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Many evangelicals obscure the facts regarding contemporary options, sometimes through abject ignorance, sometimes through careless overstatement. Whatever the reason, a great disservice is done to the unsuspecting reader who inadvertently adopts and then labors under a delusion. For instance, we often read that postmillennialism is dead, supposedly having totally collapsed because of World War I. […]

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Dr. Allis first served as Instructor in Semitic Philology at the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1910-1922 and then as Assistant Professor of Semitic Philology at the same institution, from 1922-1929. Reorganization of the  Princeton Seminary placed modernists in control of the school and so prompted the resignations of Drs. Allis, J. Gresham Machen, Robert Dick Wilson […]

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Few doctrines of the Bible receive more attention among evangelicals today than the second coming of Christ. His return is a foundational doctrine of the historic Christian faith, as we see in its embodiment in the great ecumenical creeds of the church, such as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. Consequently, study of this […]

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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 and accurately proclaimed. Evangelicals too […]

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