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Friday, March 12, 2010

Postmillennialism, Part 3: Strengths

Strengths: The Postmillennial position retains the strengths of the other "end times" views, while also accounting for some Bible passages that seem inadequately considered in the amillennial or premillennial perspective.

  1. Like the premillennial view, postmillennialism is able to explain the strong "binding" language of Revelation 20 in terms of a future age in which the power of Satan will be much more restricted than it is today. As postmillennialism understands the return of Christ to take place after the millennium, this view, like the amillennial view, is able to account for the biblical language which indicates that the second coming of Christ will bring a cataclysmic end to the heavens and earth.
  2. At the end of Daniel 2, Daniel is told that the kingdom of God will bring all other kingdoms to an end and will expand to fill the whole earth; as Jesus makes clear, the kingdom of God is the Church. Jesus, in the parable of the mustard seed (see, for example Matt 13:31-32), likewise speaks of the kingdom of heaven starting out small, but growing to tremendous proportions. Postmillennialism, in teaching the success of world evangelism by which the Church will fill the earth and bring in a millennial age prior to the second coming of Jesus, seems to best account for these kinds of passages.

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