By Darrell L. Bock
Are those the final days? may well Jesus go back at any time to set up his thousand-year reign on the earth? what's the nature of Christ’s millennial nation mentioned within the ebook of Revelation? What needs to occur prior to Jesus returns, and what half does the church play? 3 fundamental perspectives held by means of evangelicals search to reply to those and comparable questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This booklet provides each one view a discussion board for presentation, critique, and safety. along with every one contributor’s own standpoint, quite a few interpretations of different positions are mentioned within the essays. 3 perspectives at the Millennium and past enables you to evaluate and distinction 3 very important eschatological viewpoints to realize a greater realizing of ways Christianity’s nice desire, the go back of Jesus, is known through the church. The Counterpoints sequence offers a discussion board for comparability and critique of other perspectives on concerns vital to Christians. Counterpoints books tackle different types: Church lifestyles and Bible and Theology. entire your library with different books within the Counterpoints sequence.
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The New Testament, however, presents a different picture of the character of this age between Christ’s ascension and his second coming and of what Christ’s church may look forward to before her Lord returns. Christ Jesus, who was delivered over to death for our sins, has been raised to life for our justification (Rom. 4:25). He has been exalted and seated at God’s right hand in heaven (Heb. 1:3). “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way” (Eph.
It is certainly not the way contemporary theonomists express their position. 3 Gentry claims that the Confession’s endorsement of theonomy is evident from its proof texts and from the writings of its framers. ”5 Early in his essay Pastor Gentry offers the following definition of postmillennialism: Postmillennialism expects the proclaiming of the Spirit-blessed gospel of Jesus Christ to win the vast majority of human beings to salvation in the present age. Increasing gospel success will gradually produce a time in history prior to Christ’s return in which faith, righteousness, peace, and prosperity will prevail in the affairs of people and of nations.
Craig A. Blaising Kenneth Gentry first offers us a definition and history of the idea of postmillennialism, then an explanation of how postmillennial thought fits within the broad themes of biblical theology, and finally a list of passages that he believes gives support to postmillennial eschatology. My response will generally address the first and last aspects of his presentation (since I agree with him that his survey of general themes is not conclusive for the millennial issue). Because of editorial constraints, my remarks must be brief and selective.
3 Views on the Millennium and Beyond by Darrell L. Bock