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Here is a question I recently received. Perhaps you have thought the same: Good afternoon, sir. I recently read an article by you in which you referred to the label “optimistic amill.” as an oxymoron. Could you please tell me why you think that? I’d be very thankful. I am currently working through these eschetalogical […]

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Amillennialists generally do not like to be classified as “pessimists.” Two leading reasons for their rejecting this designation are: (1) It is negative sounding in itself, and (2) it overlooks the fact that they argue that ultimately Christ and his people win the victory at the end of history. Some amillennialists deny this designation because they call themselves “optimistic […]

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Below is a review of a book that argues for an optimistic outlook on history from within an amillennial eschatology. One wonders why an amillennialist would be optimistic (against the virtually dominant pessimism in amillennialism) and why the optimistic amillennialist does not simply become postmillennial. What are your thoughts? The Promise of the Future, by […]

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Note by Ken Gentry: In response to the editor of Journey magazine several years ago regarding the differences between postmillennialism and “optimistic amillennialism,” Dr. Greg Bahnsen presented a brief presentation. His article was titled “Confidence About the Earthly Triumph of Christ’s Kingdom” and appeared in the March-April 1988 edition of Journey. I believe you will […]

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