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  • NOTES ON PREMILLENNIALISM--Part 1

    04/19/2017 4:45:22 PM PDT · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Of all the various views on eschatology, the one that is the most problematic is premillennialism—especially dispensational premillennialism. But specifically, I want to focus on certain aspects of the “millennium” and the “eternal state,” according to dispensational premillennialism. I am referencing the article below by John Walvoord, who was president of Dallas Theological Seminary from 1952 to 1986. https://bible.org/seriespage/4-millennial-kingdom-and-eternal-state As stated in this article, this view holds that there will be a literal 1,000-year period in which Christ reigns from Jerusalem. His world-wide rule will be so strong that this “millennium” period will be a utopia on earth. After the...
  • Jesus Fulfilled the Promise of His Second Coming

    02/17/2017 2:51:19 PM PST · by searchinsany · 30 replies
    HubPages ^ | 17.2.17 | searchinsany
    Critics of Christianity try to undermine the integrety of the Lord Jesus Christ, declaring Him a false prophet because they cannot reconcile the 'imminent' factor of His 'end times' predictions. Most Christians are also unable to account for the simple statements Jesus made concerning His impending return. In my opinion, Dispensationalism's emphasis on empirical evidence and imaginative narrative has blinded the eyes of many believers.
  • The Book of Revelation was Written Before AD 70

    02/11/2017 6:41:06 AM PST · by searchinsany · 113 replies
    HubPages.com ^ | 11 February 2017 | searchinsany
    John received the Revelation prior to AD 70, to encourage and prepare the Church for the events leading to the vision's imminent fulfillment. I believe therefore, Christ's second coming described in the Revelation took place during the ‘great and the dreadful day of the Lord’ in AD 70. On that 'day' of judgement, Old Covenant Israel ended with the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem; the remaining survivors of the Jewish nation were enslaved and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. Futurists, Dispensationalism in particular, adamantly oppose this view by insisting on a post-AD 70 date, in an attempt to refute...
  • Ezekiel's Temple will not be Built in the Millennium

    02/08/2017 5:33:42 PM PST · by grumpa · 18 replies
    Hub Pages blog ^ | February 8, 2017 | Alexander Gibb
    Many years ago, I enthusiastically embraced and taught the theory of Dispensationalism, adamant that it was the correct interpretation of the "end times." However, in my naiveté I did not make time to study all its implications. I re-examined this teaching in recent years and my findings left me astonished. In particular, the alarm bells rang when I discovered the most shocking disclosure concerning Ezekiel’s temple…Ezekiel 40-48. To propagate a teaching that insists on Ezekiel’s temple being erected in the millennium, complete with the re-introduction of animal sacrifices, is contrary to the teachings of Christ. I am convinced if Christians...
  • PROPHECY QUESTIONS FOR DISPENSATIONALISTS

    02/06/2017 5:36:24 PM PST · by grumpa · 7 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 6, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Prophecy Questions for Dispensationalists Questions about Israel — 1. Is there anywhere in the New Testament that explicitly supports the land promise made to Israel being yet to be fulfilled? If the land promise to Israel is forever and unconditional, why does God say it is conditional in Deuteronomy 28? Didn’t Israel receive all the land promised to Abraham in Joshua 21:43-45; 23:14-15? 2. If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does Paul say there isn’t any longer a distinction (Romans 10:12; Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11)? 3. Isn’t the gospel the salvation for everyone who believes—both...
  • Questions for Dispensationalists

    01/04/2016 4:58:04 PM PST · by grumpa · 16 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 1, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    A. Have dispensationalists not been consistently wrong on prophecy (see links below)? http://www.andrewcorbett.net/articles/fortune-telling-prophecies.html http://americanvision.org/4545/before-harold-camping-there-was-chuck-smith/ http://planetpreterist.com/news-2008.html http://againstdispensationalism.blogspot.com/2009/04/obituary-of-dispensationalism.html http://www.americanvision.org/article/making-bad-prophecy-predictions-vanish/ http://publisherscorner.nordskogpublishing.com/2009/01/is-it-time-for-doomsday-or-for-building.html B. Questions about Israel: 1. Is there anywhere in the New Testament that explicitly supports the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled? If the land promise to Israel is forever and unconditional, why does God say it is conditional in Deuteronomy 28? Did Israel not receive all of the land promised to Abraham in Joshua 21:43-45; 23:14-15? 2. If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does Paul say there is no longer a distinction...
  • Why I am No Longer a Dispensationalist

    05/22/2015 4:54:44 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 934 replies
    Credo House ^ | May 21, 2015 | C. Michael Patton
    My Dispensational Upbringing I have been taught Dispensationalism from my mother’s womb. I was born in a dispensational environment. It was assumed at my church to be a part of the Gospel. There was never another option presented. It made sense. It helped me put together the Scriptures in a way that cleared up so much confusion. And, to be honest, the emphasis on the coming tribulation, current events that prove the Bible’s prophecy, the fear that the Antichrist may be alive today (who is he?) was all quite exciting. But what might be the biggest attraction for me...
  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part VIII: Midtribulationism

    01/04/2015 11:18:55 AM PST · by wmfights · 58 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1956 | John F. Walvoord
    Definition of the Theory Midtribulationism is a comparatively new interpretation of Scripture relating to the translation of the church. Its principal expositor is Norman B. Harrison. Accepting some of the basic premises of pretribulationism, such as the future character of the seventieth week of Daniel (Dan 9:27), midtribulationism places the translation of the church at the middle of this week instead of at its beginning as do the pretribulationists. In contrast to the posttribulationists, it holds that the translation takes place before the time of wrath and great tribulation instead of after it. Midtribulationism is, therefore, a mediate view between...
  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part VII: Posttribulationism (continued)

    12/28/2014 1:23:51 PM PST · by wmfights · 110 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1956 | John F. Walvoord
    Denial of imminency of the return of Christ. The teaching that Christ could come for His church at any moment is a doctrine of pretribulationism often singled out for attack by posttribulationists. Obviously, if the church must go through the tribulation, the imminent translation is a vain hope. Posttribulationists therefore labor either to deny imminency or to invest the word with a different meaning which does not require immediacy. Their denial of imminence is a major aspect of their argument against pretribulationism. Posttribulationists are wont to give considerable space to this argument—more than can be allowed in rebuttal. (Cf. Robert...
  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part VI: Posttribulationism

    12/21/2014 9:04:27 AM PST · by wmfights · 82 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1956 | John F. Walvoord
    Posttribulationism has long been a common doctrine held by the majority of the church. Most premillenarians today, however, hold to the pretribulational translation of the church. As ordinarily defined, posttribulationism is the teaching that the church will be translated after the predicted tribulation, and therefore its adherents believe that the church must pass through this prophesied time of trouble. Posttribulationism is the ordinary view of practically all amillenarians and postmillenarians. It is embraced by Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic; it is followed by many Protestants, conservative as well as modern liberals. Posttribulationism, as far as the church as a whole...
  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part V: Partial Rapture Theory

    12/14/2014 10:23:29 AM PST · by wmfights · 5 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1955 | John F. Walvoord
    Definition of the Theory It is generally held among pretribulationists that the entire church, composed of all believers in this age, will be translated and resurrected at the coming of Christ for them preceding the tribulation. There has arisen in the last century, however, a small group of pretribulationists who contend that only those who are faithful in the church will be raptured or translated and the rest will either be raptured sometime during the tribulation or at its end. As stated by one of its adherents: “The saints will be raptured in groups during the tribulation as they are...
  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part IV: Pretribulationalism (continued)

    12/07/2014 10:40:37 AM PST · by wmfights · 54 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1955 | John F. Walvoord
    Argument from the necessity of an interval between the translation and the establishment of the millennial kingdom. A careful study of related Scripture will demonstrate that an interval of time between the translation of the church and the coming of Christ to establish the millennial kingdom is absolutely necessary because certain events must take place in the intervening period. In general, the argument depends upon four lines of evidence: (1) intervening events in heaven; (2) intervening events on earth; (3) the nature of the judgment of the Gentiles; (4) the nature of the judgment of Israel. (1) Intervening events in...
  • Premillennialism and the Tribulation — Part III: Pretribulationism (continued)

    11/30/2014 11:21:01 AM PST · by wmfights · 18 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1955 | John F. Walvoord
    Argument from imminency of the return of Christ. One of the precious promises left as a heritage to His disciples was the announcement of Christ in the Upper Num Room, “I come again.” The literalness of this passage, though often assailed, is obvious. Christ said: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3). Just as literally as Christ went to heaven, so He will come again to receive His disciples to Himself and to take them to the...
  • Millennial Series: Part 23: Premillennialism and the Tribulation

    11/23/2014 2:00:07 PM PST · by wmfights · 38 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1955 | John F. Walvoord
    Pretribulationism (Continued) Argument from the nature of the tribulation. Just as premillennialism is founded upon a literal interpretation of millennial passages, so pretribulationism is based upon a literal interpretation of the tribulation passages. A careful and literal exegesis of the Scriptures dealing with the tribulation reveal no evidence whatever that the church of the redeemed of the present age will go through the tribulation. This is brought out particularly in the Scriptural revelation of the nature of the tribulation. Before ascertaining whether the church will pass through the tribulation, it is of utmost importance to understand first what the Scriptures...
  • Millennial Series: Part 22: Premillennialism and the Tribulation

    11/16/2014 1:28:59 PM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1954 | John F. Walvoord
    In the memorable Olivet Discourse, our Lord Jesus Christ answered the searching question of His disciples, “What shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” (Matt 24:3). The major event predicted by the Lord as a sign of the second advent was the great tribulation. He urged those living in Palestine in that day “to flee unto the mountains” (Matt 24:16). He exhorted them, “Let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out the things that are in his house: and let him that is in the field not return...
  • Millennial Series: Part 21: Premillennialism and the Church as a Mystery

    11/09/2014 12:42:07 PM PST · by wmfights · 4 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1954 | John F. Walvoord
    The Mystery of the Translation of the Saints The doctrine of the translation of the saints has been often neglected in the discussion of the millennial question. It has been assumed that the Scriptural revelation of the translation of the saints has no vital bearing on the debate concerning the millennium. Allis, for instance, does not discuss the main passage of 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 at all in his attack on premillennialism.1 Premillenarians have not always been aware of the strategic force of this revelation in support of the premillennial position either. Much of this neglect has accompanied a failure to...
  • Millennial Series: Part 20: Premillennialism and the Church as a Mystery

    11/02/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by wmfights · 4 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1954 | John F. Walvoord
    In the previous study of premillennialism and the church, it was brought out that the church is a body of believers in this age distinct in character from the Old Testament saints. Further, it was shown that the present age is a parenthesis or a time period not predicted by the Old Testament and therefore not fulfilling or advancing the program of events revealed in the Old Testament foreview. The present study occupies itself with the positive revelation in the New Testament of the church in its character as a mystery. The question is whether the main elements of the...
  • Millennial Series: Part 19: Premillennialism and the Church

    10/26/2014 1:44:30 PM PDT · by wmfights · 28 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1954 | John F. Walvoord
    The doctrine of the church has always rightly been considered an important part of theology. Embraced within its revelation are the principal items of the present divine program as well as the ultimate purpose of God. According to Lewis Sperry Chafer, the truth concerning the church is one of the two major Pauline revelations given in the New Testament, the other being the gospel of salvation by faith. [1] Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology, IV, 3-4. It is strange that more attention has not been paid to the relation of ecclesiology to premillennialism. Various views on the millennium have their...
  • Five Myths About the “Rapture” and the “Left Behind” Industry

    09/30/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 231 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 29, 2014 | Carl E. Olson
    Five Myths About the “Rapture” and the “Left Behind” Industry | Carl E. Olson | CWROn the (short) history, (bad) theology, and (continuing) appeal of premillennial dispensationalismThis year has marked a sort of second coming of “the Rapture”. On June 29th, HBO launched a new series, "The Leftovers", based on the 2011 novel of the same title, written by Tom Perrotta, which follows the struggles of various characters living in the aftermath of the sudden disappearance of millions of people. “And then it happened,” states the novel's Prologue, “The biblical prophecy came true, or at least partly true. People disappeared,...
  • Millennial Series: Part 11: The Theological Context of Premillennialism

    08/31/2014 10:51:53 AM PDT · by wmfights · 33 replies
    Bible. org ^ | 1951 | John F. Walvoord
    The oft-repeated charge that premillennialism is only a dispute over the interpretation of Revelation 20 is both understatement and a serious misrepresentation of the facts. Opponents of premillennialism delight to point out that the reference to the thousand years is found only in Revelation 20. Warfield observes in a footnote, “‘Once, and only once,’ says the ‘Ency. Bibl.,’ 3095, ‘in the New Testament we hear of a millennium.’“1 The issues of premillennialism cannot be so simplified. The issues are neither trivial nor simple. Premillennialism is rather a system of theology based on many Scriptures and with a distinctive theological context....