POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (5a)

PMT 2017-049 by Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

Point 5:
Postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution.

Postmillennialism supports the argument for the Christian basis for science since postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution.

The influence of the postmillennial eschatology of the Puritan Revolution in England (1626-1660) on the Scientific Revolution requires some discussion of related issues of biblical hermeneutics and belief in a literal Adam and Eve. Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (4)

PMT 2017-048 By Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

Point 4:
Postmillennialism is the biblical anecdote to failed predictions of Christ’s Second Coming.

Postmillennialism, with a preterist view of the Great Tribulation, refutes the numerous failed predictions, which have undermined the credibility of the modern evangelical church, that Jesus is coming soon to rapture Christians out of the world. Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (3)

PMT 2017-047 by Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

Point 3:
Postmillennialism refutes the skeptics’ claim that Jesus broke His promise to return.

Postmillennialism, with a preterist view of the Great Tribulation, refutes the claim of skeptics that Jesus was a false prophet because He did not return to earth within a generation as He predicted and as His apostles expected. Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (2)

Point 2:
Postmillennialism validates the resurrection and the truth of Jesus’ messag
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Postmillennialism, with a preterist view of the Great Tribulation, points to empirical evidence still visible in our own day that a major prophecy by Jesus came true, which validates Jesus as a true prophet from God (Deut. 18:21-22), and that validates Jesus’ message, such as His statements about being God and about His resurrection.[1] (“Preterist” means “past” and means here that the Great Tribulation occurred in the past, namely the first century A.D.) Continue reading

POSTMILLENNIALISM AND APOLOGETICS (1)

PMT 2017-045 by Mike Warren (Christian Civilization Blog)

I propose five points where postmillennial eschatology shapes and supports Christian apologetics:

1. Postmillennialism means that we eventually persuade the world with our arguments.
2. Postmillennialism validates the resurrection and the truth of Jesus’ message.
3. Postmillennialism refutes the skeptics’ claim that Jesus broke His promise to return.
4. Postmillennialism is the biblical anecdote to failed predictions of Christ’s Second Coming.
5. Postmillennialism was an important influence in the Scientific Revolution. Continue reading

PRACTICING POSTMILLENNIALISM (5)

PMT 2017-044 by Jeffery J. Ventrella

This is our final installment in our five-part series on the practical implementation of postmillennialism. In this article I will consider:

Habituating Christian Humility

Thus far I have explored the ethical implications that should flow from consistently holding to theonomic postmillennialism. In doing so the doctrine (orthodoxy) of this eschatological position has been assumed in order to focus on the conduct (orthopraxis) that the teaching implies: Promoting the primacy of the Gospel; demonstrating evangelistic and missiological zeal; cultivating Christendomic consciousness; and practicing courageous, strategic, and principled cultural engagement. Continue reading

PRACTICING POSTMILLENNIALISM (4)

PMT 2017-043 by Jeffery J. Ventrella, J.D.

In this series on the practice of postmillennialism we now come to our fourth installment. We will now consider:

Practicing Cultural Engagement

Certainly God works “all things according to the counsel of his will,” but the Lord also “works in you, both to will and to do his good pleasure.” (Eph. 1:11; Phil. 2:13, ESV). The Creator of the universe has ordained that men, and especially redeemed men, should be agents for accomplishing His eschatological purpose. As morally responsible agents, men choose and men make critical (and not-so-critical) decisions. A postmillennial eschatology demands that, when choosing, men consciously practice courageous, strategic, and principled cultural engagement. Continue reading