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Many opponents of postmillennialism reject the hope-filled outlook because of their strong convictions regarding the power of sin. Like me, they are committed to Calvinistic doctrine regarding man’s total depravity. Total depravity teaches that man is a fallen sinner and depraved in every aspect of being. How can we have any hope for a better […]

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The theological doctrine of the depravity of man is frequently urged against the prospect of postmillennial kingdom victory. How can we hope for the worldwide peace and righteousness since man is fallen and depraved? The Non-postmillennial Objection In J. Dwight Pentecost’s assessment of the deficiencies of postmillennialism, his fourth objection is along these lines. He […]

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By Sam Storms. Why has Postmillennialism received such bad reviews? Why has it, at least in the twentieth-century, been so casually dismissed by most conservative evangelicals? The answer is found in taking note of several misconceptions and misrepresentations of PostM. 1. Postmillennialism has been mistakenly linked and often identified with belief in the inherent goodness […]

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Postmillennialism holds an optimistic view of history. While recognizing the enormity of the fall and the intrusion of sin into God’s created order. How can this be? Postmillennialists argue that God does not give up on man when Adam falls into sin. For immediately after the fall God establishes redemption. And he designs this redemption […]

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The first genuinely eschatological statement in Scripture occurs very early in the biblical record of God’s revelation: in Genesis 3:15. In keeping with the progressively unfolding nature of revelation, this eschatologically-significant statement lacks the specificity of later revelation. At this stage in God’s unfolding revelation the coming Redeemer is not sharply exhibited.; Later revelation will […]

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