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          "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16)

    Fri, Jan 14th - 10:14PM

    PROBLEMS WITH DISPENSATIONALISM & PREMILLENNIALISM



    In the early years of my Christian life I firmly believed in a premillennial second coming and a pretribulation rapture. Then in 1990 I read an article in the magazine “Israel My Glory” that refuted postmillennialism, and the author used so many logic fallacies that I decided to do a more objective and thorough study of Bible prophecy to either reaffirm my belief or learn if I am in error. I am not attempting to cross swords or make enemies; I am simply hoping to encourage you to study this further.

    Dispensationalism replaces New Testament interpretations of Old Testament prophecies concerning Israel with Zionist teachings and interprets the historical and poetic books of the Old Testament and the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament in the “light” of extra-biblical teachings and pet theories about the interpretation of passages of prophecy in prophetic books (especially Daniel, Zechariah, and Revelation). In many Christian circles a popular and growing trend in the study of eschatology has been to interpret passages of Bible prophecy through the lens of current headlines, distort facts and scriptures to make every passage of Bible prophecy appear to be a literal narration of end time events, try to make every current event fit the mold of pet theories about the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, support theories and predictions by cross referencing unrelated passages of Bible prophecy, and try to make dispensationalist theories into criteria for Christian fellowship. Many insist that their pet theories are above scrutiny and base their teachings, plans, goals, and decisions on things they obviously do not and cannot know, and are not revealed in Scripture, and this tends to detract from important truths and issues and make Christianity look silly. What is wrong with this picture? First, the Holy Bible is the final authority and Scripture itself, comparing Scripture with Scripture, is the key to understanding Scripture: Bible passages must be understood in relation to context and the whole Bible, and difficult passages must be understood in relation to clear passages. (Psalm 119:130; I Corinthians 2:13; II Timothy 2:15)

    Theories on eschatology that have become popular in Christian circles often promote a neutrality or isolation that rejects or prevents interaction between Christianity and culture and encourages believers to withdraw from society and be neutral because of preoccupation with speculations about things which they obviously do not and cannot know. (Consider Acts 17:6-7) Those who study Bible prophecy merely to find a schedule of future events have missed the purpose of prophecy: Prophecy (even prophecies fulfilled long ago) teaches us about God and His truths, principles, standards, and Providence. (Ephesians 1:11) Rather than seeing history as HIS story and recognising God as the present ruler of the earth Who intervenes in human history and ultimately controls everything, many have adopted a worldly view of history, such as the Humanist, Cyclical, and Marxist views of history. (Romans 12:2; Colossians 2:8) Many even insist that world conditions must continually go from bad to worse because they believe Satan rules the Earth, but nothing in the Bible ever indicates that God has ever abdicated His throne and turned rulership over to Satan. (I Chronicles 29:11-12) Many Bible prophecies that are being applied to the second coming of Christ are fulfilled prophecies (e.g., Return from Babylonian captivity, destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, etc.). When someone makes a ministry of making predictions and one or some of his predictions come true it is often assumed that this puts him and all his teachings above scrutiny. (Making a correct prediction could be considered inevitable if someone keeps making predictions. This certainly is not rightly dividing the Word of God but is putting men and theories of men above God’s Word.)

    Prophecy preachers and theorists often predict a world where demonised and satanic people hold public offices after the rapture, but this has been a characteristic of the world for thousands of years. (Consider Matthew 4:8-10) Satan rules in the hearts of unbelievers, the wicked world system, but God is the present ruler of the Earth and ultimately controls everything, and nothing in Scripture indicates that God ever abdicated his throne or turned it over to Satan. (II Corinthians 4:4; I Chronicles 29:11-12) Salt cleanses, purifies, preserves, and makes people thirsty, and light dispels darkness; government corruption and social maladies are signs of a lack or decline in Christian influence or an increase in exposure of corruption, not signs of the Second Advent. (Matthew 5:13-16)

    QUESTIONS FOR DISPENSATIONALISTS AND PREMILLENNIALISTS:

    What is the basis for insisting that the Millennium of chapter twenty of the Book of Revelation, an extremely symbolic book, is a literal one-thousand-year period?

    Is the word "thousand" always used in the Bible in the absolute mathematical sense and never to mean a great number or amount? (E.g., Psalm 50:10; II Peter 3:8; etc.)

    Where does the Bible explicitly teach that Christ will reign on earth for a literal thousand years?

    Do you argue for a completely literal hermeneutic while insisting that some parts of the Bible are figurative, allegorical, or typical? (E.g., Revelation 1:4, 20; 17:9-12; etc. Whether some parts of the Bible are figurative, allegorical, or typical is not the issue, which parts of the Bible are figurative, allegorical, or typical is the issue. The thousand years in Revelation 20 is in a context of obvious symbolism and is a figurative expression indicating an indefinitely long period of time.)

    Where does the Bible explicitly teach that the antichrist will make a covenant with the Jews and then break it?

    Have you carefully studied to learn for yourself if Bible prophecies that are being applied to the second coming of Christ might be fulfilled prophecies (e.g., return from Babylonian captivity, destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, etc.)?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that Christ sitting on the throne of David is a future event with Acts 2:29-36? (Also, Matthew 28:18; I Corinthians 15:20-28; Ephesians 1:18-23; Hebrews 1:8)

    How do you reconcile the teaching of a gap between the resurrection of the saved and the resurrection of the unsaved with John 5:28-29?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that in Matthew 24:4-33 Christ gave signs of the Second Advent to be seen by people living centuries later with Matthew 24:34? (After verse thirty-four the subject changes to the second coming of Christ and the discourse does not give us any visible signs or verifiable events to precede the Second Advent except people carrying on with their lives unaware in the final phase of history after the long period of righteousness. -Matthew 24:36-39)

    What is the basis for insisting that “This generation” in Matthew 24:34 does not refer to people then living? (Consider Matthew 11:16; 12:39; 17:17; 23:36)

    If Christ wanted Matthew 24:34 to mean that Matthew 24:4-33 would be completely fulfilled within the lifetime of people then living how would he have changed the wording of Matthew 24:34 and the context thereof?

    How is Matthew 24:14 the Great Commission given in Matthew 28:18-20? (In any language words often have various possible meanings which depend on context. Matthew 24:14 is part of a prophecy about the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and is saying the gospel would be preached throughout the Roman Empire before the destruction; compare the use of word "world" elsewhere. For example, did Caesar Augustus tax everyone on the entire planet or everyone in the Roman Empire? [Luke 2:1] Matthew 28:18-20 refers to the entire inhabited earth and verse twenty refers to the Second Advent as Christ began with "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore ...." Matthew 24:14 was fulfilled before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. [Romans 1:8; 16:25-26; Colossians 1:5-6, 23])

    Doesn’t the Jewish War of 66-70 AD qualify as a “great tribulation,” and if not, then why not? (Matthew 24:21)

    If the great tribulation is global, why were people living in Judea warned to flee to avoid the great tribulation? (Matthew 24:16)

    If Matthew 24:30-31 refers to the Second Advent why is the Greek word Erchomia (“coming”) used in the Greek text of Matthew 24:30 instead of Parousia? (Christ used figurative language to say that people would see the evidence or sign of His coming in judgment against Jerusalem in 70 AD. Followers of Christ were destined to occupy all nations and gather the elect from all peoples, and Christianity did spread and prevail after this period.)

    Do references to the “last days” give signs or conditions to indicate to people of our generation that the end of the world is near, or does the term "last days" refer to the Christian era? (Compare Joel 2:28-32 & Acts 2:16-21; II Timothy 3:1; Hebrews 1:1-2; II Peter 3:2-3. The Old Testament served as the “days of old” and “former years” that gave way to the “last days” that started at the First Coming of Christ. - Malachi 3:4. Note that Christ was upon the earth during the “last days.” -Genesis 49:1 & 10; Hebrews 1:1-2; Hebrews 9:26. The instruction "from such turn away" indicates that the previously described conditions in chapter three of II Timothy existed at the time this epistle was written. -II Timothy 3:5. Consider Isaiah 2:2-4 and Micah 4:1-3 and note that the New Testament church of Jesus Christ is Mount Sion [Zion] and heavenly Jerusalem. -Hebrews 12:22-23)

    If II Timothy 3:2-5 is a list of signs or conditions prior to the rapture, then how many times has the rapture occurred over the last two thousand years?

    If God wanted II Timothy 3 to be a warning of perilous times resulting from conditions that have been characteristic of the world, in greater and lesser degrees throughout Christian history, and a warning or reminder that the advance of Christianity would be accompanied by efforts of enemies of the Gospel to thwart the Lord’s work through persecution from without and corruption from within, how would he have changed the wording of II Timothy 3?

    What is the basis for insisting that Philippians 4:5 does not say “the Lord is at hand” in the sense that God is near His people? (Psalm 46:1; 145:18)

    What is the basis for insisting that “the end of all things” in I Peter 4:7 is not an obvious reference to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple around which the Jewish world revolved in the first century?

    If nearly two thousand years ago the New Testament taught that the Second Advent was near, wouldn’t that mean the Holy Bible contains error?

    Where does the Bible say that the establishment of the modern state of Israel relates to the Second Advent or the end or fulfillment of "the times of the Gentiles?"

    Why did God use singular pronouns instead of plural pronouns when addressing Abraham in the Hebrew text of Genesis 12:1-3?

    Does a comparison of 1948 USA with modern America indicate that alliance with Israel brought blessings or curses?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled with Joshua 21:43-45 & 23:14-15?

    Where does the New Testament explicitly support the teaching that the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled?

    If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does the New Testament say there is no longer a distinction? (Romans 1:16; 10:12; Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11)

    Where does the New Testament say that Old Testament prophecies about Israel have their fulfillment in the modern state of Israel and not the Church?

    Where does the Bible say the temple will be built a third time, and if the Bible foretells a rebuilt Jewish temple why does the Bible say that God does not dwell in man-made temples anymore and that Christ is the new temple? (Acts 7:48, 17:24; John 2:19-21; Revelation 21:22)

    Why do all the New Testament passages comparing Israel to a fig tree point to Jerusalem’s destruction (not restoration)? (e.g., Luke 13:6-9)

    Why does dispensationalism divide justification by law and grace even though both law and grace are present in both the Old Testament and the New Testament? Doesn’t the New Testament teach that Old Testament saints were saved by faith? (Romans 4:1-8) Didn’t God preach the gospel beforehand to Abraham? (Galatians 3:8) Didn’t Paul quote the Old Testament in Galatians 3 to prove that nobody is justified by the law? Doesn’t Hebrews 10:4 teach that nobody was ever saved by animal sacrifices? Doesn’t the New Testament clearly teach the necessity of obedience to the moral law? (Matthew 5:19; Matthew 7:16-20; Matthew 13:36-43; Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 2:13; 3:31; James 2:10-17)

    Does “no man” in John 14:6 include both Jew and Gentile?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that Christ’s earthly kingdom will be set up in earthly Jerusalem with John 4:21?

    How do you place Zechariah 13:8 somewhere in the future when the New Testament places the previous verse in the time of Christ, making it obvious that Zechariah 14:2 is a reference to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD? (Zechariah 13:7; Hebrews 13:20)

    How do you reconcile the teaching that the Second Advent will bring about the establishment of an earthly kingdom of Israel with the New Testament teaching that the Second Advent will bring the sudden destruction of the heavens and the earth? (II Peter 3:10-12)

    PROBLEMS WITH CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

    “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Matthew 21:43) Let us suppose that one of your neighbors began a building project and persuaded others to participate in this building project and let us suppose that when you asked what they are doing they explained that they are building an ark according to the instructions in Genesis 6:14-16 in preparation for a global flood. What would be your reaction if, after you told them this is unnecessary because those commands applied to Noah, they explained that this is in the Bible and they are being obedient to God’s commands?

    God's covenant with natural Israel was a conditional covenant. (Deuteronomy 4:23, 26-27; 28:15, 49-53; Jeremiah 31:36; Micah 3:9-12) The Old Testament requirement of the obedience of faith and genuine repentance removed Israel as a special nation, as natural Jews as a people cast off God's Word for their human traditions and rejected Christ. (Numbers 15:30-31; Matthew 15:1-9; 21:43; John 8:33-44, 47) In the first century many Christians were unfairly judging one another on the basis of the observance or neglect of circumcision, the seventh-day Sabbath, Jewish holidays, dietary restrictions, and other aspects of the Old Covenant that separated or distinguished natural Jews from Gentiles as a result of the teaching that Jewish priority and privilege is perpetual; those laws were based on principles and truths that did not change, but their application changed under the New Covenant. (Consider Matthew 5:17 & Romans 3:31) The New Testament makes it clear that the real issue was whether anyone should really be considered a Jew without first becoming a Christian as the Church is a continuing body in the Old Testament and the New Testament and the New Testament Church is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy concerning Israel. (Acts 2:16-21; 15:15-17; Romans 2:28-29; 9:6-8; Galatians 3:7,16-19,24-29; 4:21-31; Hebrews 10:15-17; 12:22-24; I Peter 2:9. Note that while in the New Testament a church normally means a local body of Christians, the redeemed are also collectively referred to as the church. -Matthew 16:13-18; Hebrews 12:22-23; etc.) Old Testament prophecy about restoring Israel was fulfilled by the calling of the Gentiles to be God’s people. (Compare Amos 9:11-12 & Acts 15:13-17; compare Hosea 1:10; 2:23 & Romans 9:22-26) The prophecy of the New Covenant that is made with the house of Israel is fulfilled in the New Testament Church. (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-25; II Corinthians 3:5-6; Hebrews 8:6-13; 10:14-18) Dispensationalists promote the teaching that Jewish priority and privilege is perpetual and that God is working through two distinct bodies of people, natural Israel and the Church, by claiming that Old Testament prophecies about Israel have their fulfillment in the modern state of Israel even though the New Testament teaches that those prophecies have their fulfillment in the church.

    THE MILLENNIUM OF REVELATION 20

    Premillennialists claim that Revelation 20 teaches that Christ returns before the Millennium because it presents Christ as on the throne and Satan bound, but Revelation 20 does not say or imply that the return of Christ is prior to the Millennium. Jesus Christ sat down at the right hand of the Father when He ascended to heaven after His resurrection. “Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:29-36) “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.” (Hebrews 8:1) “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)

    The Millennium of Revelation 20 began with the binding of Satan at the first advent. “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:2) “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” (Matthew 12:28-29) “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:17-20) “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” (John 12:31)

    “And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” (Revelation 20:3) The Devil is bound in that he is unable to deceive the nations in the way he did prior to the first advent when only natural Israel knew the true God. After the first advent the Gospel is preached to all nations. (Isaiah 2:2-3; 11:10; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 2:32; 24:47; Acts 1:8; 13:47)

    Christ will return at the end of the millennium. “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. … And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” (Revelation 20:7-9, 12-13; John 5:28-29; II Thessalonians 1:7-9)

    There will be a general bodily resurrection of the dead at the Second Advent after the Millennium and the Bible does not teach a gap between the resurrection of the saved and the resurrection of the unsaved. The use of the singular word “hour” (Greek: Hora) in John 5:28 makes it clear that the resurrection of the saved and the resurrection of the unsaved take place in the same period. “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)

    “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4-6) The first resurrection is the new birth; those who are born again have been raised from the dead spiritually. There are two resurrections: one is taking place now through the salvation of sinners and the other is the future physical resurrection of the dead. (John 5:21-29; Romans 5:17, 21; 6:11-23; Ephesians 1:20-2:6; Colossians 3:1-3; also consider I Peter 2:5, 9)

    THE SCOPE OF THE GOSPEL

    The Bible does not limit the scope of the Gospel. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17) “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32) “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:15-21) “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” (II Corinthians 5:19) “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (I Timothy 2:1-6) “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (I John 2:2) “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” (I John 4:14)

    Did Christ limit the scope of the Gospel? "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14) Matthew 7:13-14 is descriptive, not prescriptive; in the context of the time few Jews would recognise or acknowledge Jesus as the Christ and many would be killed in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and the Roman war against Judea. (Luke 19:41-44)

    If you plant seeds in your garden or field and then later look at the seeds or watch your garden or field at any point in time between planting and harvest it will likely appear that nothing is happening, and this is also true of the Christianisation of the whole world. “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation.” (Luke 17:20b) “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” (Matthew 13:31-33) “And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” (Mark 4:26-28)

    While the world will eventually be a field of wheat instead of a field of tares, we can expect to have some tares among the wheat until the Final Judgement at the Second Advent. The Bible does not teach a form of universalism that says there will come a time before the Second Advent in which everyone will be perfect or even that every individual will be saved; the eventual worldwide conversion will be majoritarily, not universally. (Matthew 13:24-30)

    Scriptures present the Church as victorious. (Matthew 16:17-19; 28:18-20; II Corinthians 10:3-5; I John 4:4)

    The Second Advent will be after worldwide conversion. (Acts 3:21; Hebrews 1:8 & 13; 10:12-13) Note that Christ came to destroy the works of the Devil and be the saviour of the world. (I John 3:8; 4:14)

    “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:” (Acts 3:19-20) Acts 3:19-20 is the promise of the sending of Jesus Christ in salvation while He is not physically present. (John 14:23-26; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 2:17-18) The focus of the context is what had been done to Christ. (Acts 3:14-18) Peter was not telling the Jews that if they repent God will send Christ to them thousands of years in the future, Christ was being presented to them right then. The resurrection and exaltation of Christ provides for the sending of Christ to lost sinners. (Acts 3:26)

    “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:21) Christ must physically remain in heaven “until the times of restitution of all things.” This restitution is a fulfillment of that “which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (Psalm 2:8; 22:27; 72:11; 86:9-10; Daniel 2:35, 44; Isaiah 2:2-4; 9:1-7; 11:1, 9; Micah 4:1-3; etc.) It is a process leading to the reformation of the fallen world as a system and where Christ’s kingdom grows and advances. (John 1:29; 3:17; 4:42; Matthew 6:9; 13:31-33; I Corinthians 15:20-27; Hebrews 9:10)

     

     

    Recommended Books:

    “Victory In Jesus – The Bright Hope of Postmillennialism,” by Greg L. Bahnsen

    “Postmillennialism Made Easy,” by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

    “The Book Of Revelation Made Easy,” by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

    “The Millennium,” by Loraine Boettner


    Additional Reading:

    DISPENSATIONALISM – CATEGORIZED SCRIPTURE LIST www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/dispensationalism.html

    Is The Pretribulation Rapture Biblical? www.reformedonline.com/uploads/1/5/0/3/15030584/is_the_pretribulation_rapture_biblical.pdf     

    Moses Or Christ? Paul's Reply To Dispensational Error www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/moses.html     

    What are the Last Days, by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. www.chalcedon.edu/faith-for-all-of-life/christian-renaissance/what-are-the-last-days     

    The Threat of Christian Zionism by Nathan Pitchford www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/zionism.html      

    An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox www.gospeltruth.net/dispcox.htm?fbclid=IwAR0cpBS0040sJmnb4T9cZzPepBt3ZCg7OQvf_OMH1ZqvcsFBSy1AHYdw-U4

    Dispensational Approach to Interpreting the Bible by Nathan Pitchford www.graceonlinelibrary.org/eschatology/dispensational-approach-to-interpreting-the-bible

    The Triumph of the Church: A Biblical Defense of Postmillennialism by Rev. William Einwechter www.reformationonline.com/triumph.htm

    Victorious Eschatology by Jay Rogers www.forerunner.com/blog/victorious-eschatology

     Postmillennialism by Loraine Boettner www.gospelpedlar.com/articles/Last%20Things/Postmill_Boettner/contents.html       

     

     

     

     



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    - VARIOUS ARTICLES & BOOKS:
    A Balanced View Of Separation - by Arnold J. Saxton
    A Call To End Christian Prohibition, by Marcus Pittman
    A Godly Man is a Lover of the Word! - by Thomas Watson
    A Look At The Cults - By Arnold J. Saxton
    A NEED FOR CAUTION - by Arnold J. Saxton
    A Simple Way To Share The Gospel - By Arnold J. Saxtom
    Abolish Adolescence!, by Thomas Sowell
    Alledged Biblical Exceptions To The Biblical Norm Of Intra-Racial Marriage - by Arnold J. Saxton
    An Examination Of Dispensationalism - by William E. Cox
    Attention Deficit Disorder - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Avoid Witch Hunts - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Becoming Salt and Light, by Richard J. Krejcir
    Beware Of Philosophy - by Mike Ford
    Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the Contemporary Collapse of Sexual Morals, By Peter Jones
    Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, by Chris Good
    Born Of Water: What Does It Mean?, by Colin Melbourne
    But Is It In The Bible? - by Gary DeMar
    Can You Trust The Holy Bible? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Childish Labor Laws, by Thomas Sowell
    Christian Concern? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Christians & The World - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Church Bus Ministry - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Church Membership - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Church Youth Groups, by David Crank
    Climate Change: Back to the Future? - by Mark Alexander
    COMPLETE SALVATION or THE TRIUNITY OF MAN - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Concerns About The Air Force & The United Nations - Arnold J. Saxton
    CONCERNS ABOUT THE PENTECOSTAL/CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Confidence About the Earthly Triumph of Christ's Kingdom, By Dr. Greg Bahnsen
    Constitution of the Confederate States of America
    Contact Elected Officials
    Courageous Movie Scene: Nathan Meets Derrick by Arnold J. Saxton
    Criminalizing masculinity - by Paul Craig Roberts
    Daniel’s Seventy Weeks - By Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
    David & Bathsheba - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Dealing with Public Schools - Arnold J. Saxton
    Declaration of Independence
    DID ANGELS INTERBREED WITH HUMANS AS TAUGHT IN WATCHTOWER PUBLICATIONS? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Did The “Last Days” Begin In 1914 AD as Taught in Watchtower Publications? - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Dinah's Mistake - by Arnold J. Saxton
    DISPENSATIONALISM – CATEGORIZED SCRIPTURE LIST, by Nathan Pitchford
    Dispensationalist Beliefs - The Scriptures, by William E. Cox
    Divine Providence, by Donald Townsley
    Division & Unity - True vs False, by Chris Good
    Does a lack of men lead to liberalism? - by David Murrow
    Does The Bible Promote Sexual Abuse? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Domestic Tranquility - by E. Carolyn Graglia
    Dominion Mandate - by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Don't Judge, Lest you Be Judged!, By Chris Good
    Don't Touch the Lord's Anointed!, by Chris Good
    Election - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Enemies or Allies? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Evaluating Premillennialism - by Cornelis P. Venema
    EVERY JEHOVAH'S WITNESS SHOULD BE ASKED THESE QUESTIONS - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Evolutionists Believe in Magic - by Gary DeMar
    Facades & Misconceptions About Socialism - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Fallacies
    Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats? - by C. H. Spurgeon
    Feminism Degrades Women - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Four Arguments Against Euthanasia Or Mercy Killing, by David F. Reagan
    Francis E. Willard - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Free to Decide: Confessions of a Former Calvinist - by Brandon Cox
    From Liberty To Legalism - by Timothy S. Morton
    Fundamental Doctrines of the Bible - By David Allen Reed
    Gender Roles: The Image of God and the Sin of Unisex - by Ken Clark
    Georgia State Flag - Saint Andrews Cross is a Christian symbol
    God Can Effectively Use A Few Or One - by Arnold J. Saxton
    God's sovereignty and Man's Responsibility, by C.H.Mackintosh
    God's Willingness and Man's Unwillingness, by George Zeller
    Grieving or Quenching the Holy Spirit, by Chris Good
    Have the Charismatic Gifts Ceased?, by Matthew J. Slick
    Hell - Refuting The Watchtower Teaching Of Annihilationism - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Help For Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Homosexuality In The Armed Forces - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Homosexuality: Fact and Fiction, by Joseph P. Gudel
    Hopelessly Patriarchal, by Steve M. Schlissel
    How A Police State Is Created - By Arnold J. Saxton
    How Some Christians Contribute to Election Losses - by Gary DeMar
    HOW SOME STATES DID NOT LEGALLY RATIFY THE 16TH AMENDMENT
    HOW TO CREATE A MONSTER - By Lynn Stuter
    How To Identify A Dangerous Religious Group
    HOW TO WITNESS TO JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Human Depravity, by R.C. Sproul
    Impartation, Anointing, and Manifestation - - by Leonard Bay and Rev. Rafael D Martinez
    Imputation - By Arnold J. Saxton
    In Defense of the Confederacy - By Alexander Massa
    Is Birth Control Biblical?, by Tony Warren
    Is it Sinful for Women to Have a Career? - By David J. Stewart
    Is It The Will of God For Me To Marry Or Remain Single?, by Gillis Triplett
    Is The Pretribulation Rapture Biblical? - by Brian Scwertley
    It Makes One Wonder - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Judgement Must Begin At The House Of God - Arnold J. Saxton
    Keep A Balanced View Of Bible Prophecy - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Keep A Balanced View Of Experts - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Key To Revival - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Legalists and Legalism, by Chris Good
    Lessons From Samson's Mistakes - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Liberty - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Materialism and the Believer, by David B. Curtis
    MESSIAH, GOVERNOR OF THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH - by Alexander M'Leod
    Millennial Views Debate
    Modernism and Biblical Inerrancy, by Brian M. Schwertley
    Modesty & Unisex Appearance - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Moses Or Christ? Paul's Reply To Dispensational Error - by Charles D. Alexander
    My Exodus From The Watchtower Organization - By Arnold J. Saxton
    My Liberation From Feminism - by Carolyn McCulley
    MYTHS “AGAINST” POSTMILLENNIALISM by Sam Hughey
    New Light - By Arnold J. Saxton
    No-Fault Divorce - Feminism's Crowning Achievement, by Rick Scarborough
    Nothing Is Really New, Just Revivals Of The Old - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Offend A Feminist: The Case For Repealing The 19th Amendment - by Robert Belvedere
    Old-Fashioned Values - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Oneness Pentecostalism - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Patriarchy - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Paul's Theology Of Israel's Future: A Nonmillennial Interpretation Of Romans 11 - by Lee Irons
    Personal Bible Study - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Pharisees & Sadducees - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Pledging Allegiance to the Omnipotent Lincolnian State - by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
    Postmillennialism: "In the days of these kings …" The Prophecy of Daniel - By Jay Rogers.
    Postmillennialism: Ezekiel’s Vision - By Jay Rogers.
    Postmillennialism: Of the increase of His government there shall be no end - By Jay Rogers
    Postmillennialism: Prophecies Regarding the Messianic Kingdom - By Jay Rogers
    Postmillennialism: Wishful Thinking or Certain Hope? - By Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D.
    Premarital Sex - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Priorities & Doubtful Disputations - by Arnold J. Saxton
    PROBLEMS WITH DISPENSATIONALISM & PREMILLENNIALISM - by Arnold J. Saxton
    PROBLEMS WITH DISPENSATIONALISM & PREMILLENNIALISM - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Prophetic Speculation Out of Kilter and Hurting the Bible’s Authority, by Gary DeMar
    Psychology: The Trojan Horse - by Gil Rugh
    Questions For Evolutionists - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Quit You Like Men - by James Thornton
    Rapture and Resurrection, by Greg L. Bahnsen
    Reaching & Influencing Public Officials - Arnold J. Saxton
    Reasoning with Jehovah's Witnesses - by Kevin Quick
    Rebellious Wives! - by David J. Stewart
    Remembering Lot - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Republicanism - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Restoring Freedom, by Franklin Sanders
    Romans 10:13 in the New World Translation - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Safe Sex? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Safe Sex?, by Rusty Wright, B.S.
    Same-Sex Marriage - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Satan's Ministers - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Scientific Patriarchy, by Daniel Shaddox
    Selma to Montgomery, 30 Years Later - by Marian Evans
    Seventh Day Sabbath? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Sex Education - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Sheep & Goats - By Arnold J. Saxton
    SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD, by Jonathan Edwards
    Spiritual Warfare - by Arnold J. Saxton
    State Secession Is Not Immoral or Unconstitutional - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Ten Lies Of Feminism, by Sue Bohlin
    Term Limits? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The 14th Amendment Is Unconstitutional - by Judge L.H. Perez
    The Accusation Of Racism - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Accusation Of Racism - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Bible Doctrine Of Hell Examined - by Brian Schwertley
    The Blemished Bride, by Robert A. Wagner
    The Bodily Resurrection - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Christian Divorce Rate Myth, by Glenn T. Stanton
    The Christian Worldview - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Connection Between Evangelism and Gender Issues, by Randy Stinson
    The Dangers of Feminism, By David J. Stewart
    The Destiny of The Earth - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Devil’s Devices - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Difference Between A "Personal Attack" And "Discernment," by Terry Bowers and Rev. Rafael D Martinez
    THE EDUCATION OF MINORITY CHILDREN - by Thomas Sowell
    The Eternal Security Of All Blood Bought Believers - by J. M. Carroll
    The Feminization Of Society - by Dennis Prager
    The First Blast of the Trumpet, by John Knox
    The Freedom Summer Murders - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Heavenly Hope - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Historical Setting of the Writing of Revelation, By Dr. Greg Bahnsen
    The Holy Bible or Watchtower Publications? - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Immorality of Liberals - Selwyn Duke
    The Impact of The Entertainment Media on The Family - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Importance of Fundamental Doctrines - Arnold J. Saxton
    THE LAW & THE GOSPEL OR THE NEED FOR BOTH THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENTS - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Letter Kills, But the Spirit Gives Life, by Chris Good
    THE MILLENNIUM OF REVELATION 20 - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Name Jehovah Is Not In The New Testament - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Natural Use Of Women - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The New Age Movement - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Only True Christian Religion? - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st Century, by Dr. Terry Mortenson
    The Person, Work, and Present Status of Satan By Dr. Greg Bahnsen
    The Post-Christian Generation - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Premillennial Deception - by Brian Schwertley
    The Rapture Problem, by Chuck Baldwin
    The Spoiling Of Christianity By Psychology, by David L. Brown
    The Star - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Trinity - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Triumph Of The Church: A Biblical Defense Of Postmillennialism - by William Einwechter
    The Two Resurrections: John 5:19-29 and Revelation 20:4-6 - By Aaron Orendorff
    The Two-Witness Rule - By Arnold J. Saxton
    THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
    The Use Of Tracts, by R. A. Torrey
    The Watchtower Gospel - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Watchtower Interpretation of Exodus 3:15 - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Watchtower Prohibition Against Holidays & Birthdays
    The [Prophecy] Matrix: Endtimes Virtuality - by Gregg Strawbridge
    They Are Not Above Scrutiny - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Thy Kingdom Come, by Kim Riddlebarger
    Tithing Is Biblical - by Kenneth Hemphill
    To Whom Does the Land of Palestine Belong? - by Thomas Williamson
    Toxicity Of Environmentalism - by George Reisman
    True Repentance Will Lead To Salvation, by Michael Bradley
    Understanding Feminists and Their Fantasies - by Phyllis Schlafly
    Unisex - by Jack Hyles
    Unrealistic Expectations - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Unsaved Church Members - By Arnold J. Saxton
    US Constitution Versus Modern US Government - By Arnold J. Saxton
    US Intrusions Into Race Relations In The South - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Victorious Eschatology By Jay Rogers
    Watchtower Disfellowshipping: A Biblical Perspective - By Rafael Martinez
    Watchtower Neutrality Refuted - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Watchtower Neutrality Refuted - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Watchtower Shunning - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Watchtower Teachings About The Second Coming - By Arnold J. Saxton
    WATCHTOWER TEACHINGS ON 1975 & SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY ARE FLAWED - by Arnold J. Saxton
    WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUNG ADULTS? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    What is "optimistic amillennialism"? - By Jay Rogers
    What Is A Biblical Christian?, by Albert N. Martin
    What Is a Christian Nation? - by Frankin Sanders
    What Is Wrong With Federal Courts? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    WHAT MANY CHURCHES AND THE S.P.L.C. HAVE IN COMMON - By Chuck Baldwin
    What's Conservative about the Pledge of Allegiance? - by Gene Healy
    When Hiring Married Women Was Unacceptable - by Laura Wood
    When Prophecy Books Go Bad - by Gary DeMar
    Who Really Owns the 'Holy Land'? - By Robert L. Reymond
    Who Really Owns the Land of Palestine? - By Thomas Williamson
    Why Christians Should Have Nothing To Do With Snowmobiles, by Norman Street
    Why Contend? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Why Cremation Is Unscriptural, by Paul P. Maher
    Why Doctrinal Preaching Declines, by Arthur W. Pink
    Why I Cannot Become A Mormon - by Arnold J. Saxton
    You Can Trust the Communists (to be Communists), by Dr. Fred C. Schwarz
    Youth Ministry - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Zionism versus the Bible - by Thomas Williamson
    ~ VIDEOS:
    ~Anti-Intellectualism is Not Biblical. (Spurgeon/Kielar)
    ~Big Jim Hamill - Apple Tree Song NQC 1998
    ~Dispensationalism, is the rapture Biblical? - Tim Conway
    ~Dr. Morey: Hating your enemies
    ~Dr. Morey: What is worldliness?
    ~Drive Thru Church - NewSong Edit
    ~Evaluating the Jehovah's Witness New World Translation (Video)
    ~Fred and Kate Gholson leave the Truth in 1986
    ~Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010
    ~Is Theology your idol? - Tim Conway
    ~Mind Control Cults
    ~Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
    ~Ron Paul exposes United Nations plan to destroy US (1990's?)
    ~SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY 1- False spirits invade the church - KUNDALINI WARNING - Andrew Strom -
    ~Silly Women
    ~So many Denominations, which one is true? - Tim Conway
    ~Tares and Wheat - by Bailey Smith
    ~Testimonies about 1975 from people who were Jehovah's Witnesses during the time
    ~The Battle With Sin: Who is the Greatest? - Tim Conway
    ~The Beast As Saint: The Truth About Martin Luther King Jr.
    ~The Consequences of Feminism
    ~The Israel Lobby
    ~The Lesters - "He Didn't Throw the Clay Away" - 1992
    ~The Myth Of The Chosen People
    ~The Watchtower's False Teachings About Christmas Exposed!
    ~Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Alan Jackson
    ~Watchtower Circular Reasoning
    ~What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Alan Jackson
    ~What your 2nd Amendment right is all about
    ~Witnesses Of Jehovah (1986 Movie)
    ~~1975 -What the Watchtower doesn't want you to know


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