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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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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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