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This is an eschatological interview with Kenneth Gentry by Marion Kim. Kim: To Evangelicals, ”the millennium” refers to the thousand-year period of Christ’s rule as mentioned in the Book of Revelation. While most Evangelicals agree the millenium will certainly come, they differ in their understanding of Christ’s return. Premillenialists believe Christ will come before the […]

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1. Postmillennialism holds that the Lord Jesus Christ founds his Messianic kingdom on the earth during his earthly ministry and through his redemptive labors. His establishing the “kingdom of heaven” fulfills Old Testament prophetic expectations regarding the coming kingdom. The kingdom which Christ preaches and presents is not something other than that expected by the […]

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By a Puritan Lad “A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’” (Psalms 110:1) “Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until […]

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Postmillennialism was first clearly articulated in America by a man many consider the greatest theologian in American history, New England Congregational pastor Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). Edwards was a devoted student of Scripture, including the Book of Revelation. He also entertained fervent hopes that God might do something special among the people of New England. He […]

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Dispensationalists often speak of culturally-concerned postmillennialism as entailing a misguided primary focus for the Church.  This is due to their radical misunderstanding not only of the nature of the kingdom, but the postmillennial view of the essential focus of the gospel and the wide-reaching nature of redemption. They claim our “view of dominion is misdirected.  Only […]

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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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William Carey is considered the “Father of Protestant missions,” his book, “An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens,” written in 1792, the beginning of the so-called ‘Great Century’ (1792-1914) between the French and the Russian Revolutions. For the centennial anniversary, none lesser than the mentor of […]

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