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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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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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An important foundation stone for postmillennialism is the idea of “covenant.” Paul subsumes all the Old Testament covenants under one principle: gracious promise. When he writes to the Gentile Christians, he urges them to “remember that at that time you were… foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the […]

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Properly defining a system of thought is important for understanding, promoting, and defending it. Perhaps more than any of the other evangelical millennial options, postmillennialism has endured much abuse by mis-definition. Indeed, it is the easiest eschatological position to misunderstand in our era and therefore inadvertently to misrepresent. Consequently, we must remind all parties to […]

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