Category Archives: Eschatology

Eschatology, Poythress, and the Hallelujah Chorus

I hope to write in the next 18 months a short booklet on eschatology. I have written some papers in the past, but have not been able to provide a general outline, specifically of the postmillennial hope, and its contrast … Continue reading

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Avoid the Language of “Already, and Not Yet”

Since I have been deeply involved in the eschatology debate for over ten years, had some of my works published in other eschatology websites, interviewed postmillennial authors, and have been in the healthy business of proselytizing premils to the postmil … Continue reading

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The Ways of God

The ways of God confound the human mind. One would expect a divine finger to snap and create the world instantaneously. But he took his time and artistically prepared his home in six days. One would expect that God would … Continue reading

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Keep Yourselves from Idols

In one of the most lovely letters written in the Bible, I John– which we will be studying during Sunday School in July–the apostle encourages us by the example of Christ that our joy may be full. And then in … Continue reading

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What is Holy Saturday?

The Passion Week provides vast theological emotions for the people of God. Palm Sunday commences with the entrance of a divine King riding on a donkey. He comes in ancient royal transportation. That royal procession concludes with a Crucified Messiah … Continue reading

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Lent, Ligon Duncan, and Legalism

Collin Hansen wrote an article for the Gospel Coalition entitled Should You Cancel Good Friday? which has brought to the attention of many a conversation they have never had before. What is Lent? Why celebrate it? As a committed Protestant, I am committed to … Continue reading

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The Proof for Postmillennialism

David Field writes: Evangelical defeatism is a failure of historical perspective. After all, the statistics are out there. It took 1400 years for 1% of the world’s population to become Christians, and then another 360 years for that to double … Continue reading

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William Carey’s Postmillennialism and World Missions

The story of Carey’s fascinating history as a missionary legend often overlooks his robust postmillennial theology, which is explained in detail in this piece at Contra Mundum. According to Richard Bauckham : “The Postmillennialism of the eighteenth century played an important … Continue reading

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Postmillennialism Defined

This Saturday, the Pastors of Providence Church will offer a class on the distinctives of our congregation. Among them, is our commitment to a postmillennial eschatology. For some attending the class, this be rather new, since they have for very … Continue reading

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The Last Enemy

Paul provides an eschatological chronology in I Corinthians 15. This chronology is laid out quite clearly. Paul says in 15:26 (literally translated): “The last enemy is being destroyed, namely death.” The reign of Christ is a consequence to his bodily resurrection/ascension. … Continue reading

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Revelation and Dating

David Chilton’s Days of Vengeance argues in his introduction that Revelation was written before the destruction of the temple in AD 70. This is nothing extraordinary. Many have made the argument throughout the centuries, but Chilton adds to the countless arguments for … Continue reading

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Postmillennialism is like…

…the ransacking of the Witch’s fortress in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The whole castle stood empty with every door and window open and the light and the sweet spring air flooding in to all the dark and … Continue reading

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Camping’s Chaos

Harold Camping is set to go publicly this evening. The Rapture did not happen as he had predicted. Now, though he is flabbergasted, he is ready to make an official pronouncement. Is it possible that Camping will re-adjust his time … Continue reading

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Trinity Talk Interview with author Duane Garner on Why the End is Not Near

Recorded in 2009, this interview is quite appropriate in light of the predictions of Harold Camping.

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Machen’s Vision of Transforming the World

A solid building cannot be constructed when all the materials are faulty; a blessed society cannot be formed out of men who are still under the curse of sin.  Human institutions are really to be molded, not by Christian principles … Continue reading

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Critics of Theonomy and the Eschatology of Victory

Theonomy from its early days in Tyler, TX has changed quite a bit. Did it win the day? In many ways it did. Ministries like American Vision, Vision Forum, Chalcedon, and a host of political and theological ministries were and … Continue reading

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What the Liturgy does…

Liturgy transports worshipers into the eschaton. The corporate expression of God’s people on the Lord’s Day is an eschatological experience. In worship, the Spirit pulls us from earth to experience a taste of the world to come in heaven. When … Continue reading

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Postmillennial Progression

Psalm 98 begins like Matthew’s parables of the seed. The rather insignificant seed (kingdom) is soon discovered to be larger than all the other plants. What once seemed to be weak soon becomes strong. This is the progression we see … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastical Escapism

Jeff Kennedy summarizes his case against pre-tribulationism: The case for a pretribulational event in Revelation rests on a patchwork of inferential ideas, none of which can withstand the scrutiny of rigorous hermeneutics. As it turns out, the pre-tribulationists only hope is to … Continue reading

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Pre-Tribulational Irrationality

Pre-Tribulationists argue that the church must be absent from earth from chapters 4-18 of Revelation because the term church is not used in these chapters.  However, as Kennedy observes, this rationale is utterly flawed: According to the pretribulational approach, one … Continue reading

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Pre-Tribulationism Critiqued by a Pre-Millennialist

The Pre-Millennialist Jeff Scott Kennedy writes in his paper An Ecclesiology of Escapism that Pre-Tribulationists fail to distinguish between “literal” and “literalistic.” Kennedy writes that the literal view allows that “figures of speech may well point to literal realities.” The … Continue reading

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On Postmillennialism with Joel McDurmon

I have been editing our old interviews on The latest one is an interview Jarrod and I did with Joel McDurmon of American Vision on eschatology. Here it is.

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Peter Gentry and Daniel’s Seventy Weeks

James Grant pointed me this morning to this interesting article on Daniel’s Seventy Weeks. Peter J. Gentry, Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has an article in the recentSouthern Baptist Journal of Theology titled, “Daniel’s Seventy … Continue reading

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Your Eschatology Informs your Worldview

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Postmillennialism defined…

R.C. Sproul Jr. offers some helpful theological definitions for different eschatological positions. His definition of postmillennial eschatology is quite helpful: …and the second most common view among the Reformed would be the postmillennial view. This view holds that Jesus will … Continue reading

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Reviews of Preterist and Postmillennial Books

My friend Dee Dee Warren (who owns the largest orthodox Preterist site in the world) has put together a page of reviews of Preterist and Postmillennial books. My review of Matthison’s Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope is included.

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Heaven Misplaced

Douglas Wilson introduces his case for “historical optimism” by asking that the reader willingly suspend unbelief (10). Tolkien was once asked if he believed Middle Earth was real, to which he replied: “one hopes.” Wilson’s  Heaven Misplaced is a call … Continue reading

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Guinness and Eschatology

Postmillennialists believe in the progress of the gospel. We also believe in the long-term societal effects of the gospel. Thus, it is not uncommon for certain Postmillennial institutions to make long-term plans. In reading through Mansfield’s excellent work on Arthur … Continue reading

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The Preterist Podcast

My friend Dee Dee Warren re-airs our Trinity Talk interview on hyper-preterism. Take a listen and go ahead and spend some time perusing through her informative and resourceful website.

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Eschatology and the Church

Here’s an old Sunday School Lesson I did at Providence Church. It will accomplish three things: a) Offer an introductory assessment of the differences between the CREC and other Reformed denominations. b) Offer a broad overview of eschatology throughout Church … Continue reading

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