All tagged Postmillennialism
Jesus has initiated this glorious redemption and he has ascended to the right hand of God the Father Almighty from whence he has poured out His Spirit on His Church who will continue the work of redemption until all of Christ’s enemies have been made a footstool under his feet (Psalm 110:1).
My admonition to you all is that you listen and believe in the words you will hear and sing this Sunday in church. Even if they seem too good to be true.
One side says that if you believe Satan is not bound then you don’t believe in God’s power and you’re just reading the Bible wrong, the other side says that if you believe Satan is bound then you are just blind to the evils of the world and you don’t read the Bible with a “literal” hermeneutic.
As the gospel reaches into the cracks of the fallen, depraved and defeated, the firm foundation of Christ’s kingdom is laid. This is postmillennialism.
I remain convinced that Storms needs to tone down the rhetoric against premillennialism (all of which I agree with) for the sake of the book's readability. That said, Kingdom Come is an outstanding piece of work that will get addressed often.
The coming chapters are no easier as they span the gulf that is the book of Revelation from the amillennial perspective. No book has caused more trouble to Christians throughout the history of the church. What Storms puts forth is not new but certainly a valuable element of his systematic presentation of amillennialism.
Well I just keep cranking all along. As of my writing tonight this delightful book is now finished. That said, I have a couple more detailed posts coming before I put forth the effort for a concise and rather limited review.
In conclusion, Victory Through the Lamb is a fascinating blend of eschatological/hermeneutical positions rarely seen together. For individuals beginning to question their Dispensational upbringing this effort by Mark Wilson will be an immensely helpful read. Individuals holding to an Amillennial or Postmillennial view will be unsatisfied with Wilson’s treatment of the resurrections in Revelation 20 (194).
The full written review can be found here. Even those who disagree will be able to find edifying elements to this book.