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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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Dispensationalism is the most recent eschatological position to arise within the Church. It arose in the 1800s around the time of other eschatological systems, such as those embedded in Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses. The 1800s was rife with eschatological speculation. Due to the complexity of dispensationalism, it is difficult to reduce it to its key features. […]

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In developing a systematic eschatology we may sort out the standard evangelical viewpoints along millennial lines (though the actual question of the millennium in Rev 20 really should not be central to the discussion). In attaching prefixes to the term “millennium” we modify the second coming of Christ in terms of its connection to the […]

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It is no wonder dispensationalists keep missing the Rapture dates they set and the Antichrist figures they propose: they cannot even recognize the most obvious elements of Christ’s teaching. They teach that Christ’s kingdom is yet future and that we have been waiting for it for 2000 years (though always declaring: “It is imminent!”) But […]

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“Postmillennialism” is called such on theological grounds rather than on exegetical ones. By that I mean that postmillennialism is not rooted in the famous passage in Revelation which has so dominated the eschatological debate. In fact, postmillennialism ultimately sees Revelation 20 as irrelevant to framing an eschatological system, despite its widespread use in attempting just […]

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