The Myth that Chiliasm (aka Premillennialism) was Condemned in Early Church Councils

Francis X Gumerlock (who is an expert in Patristic commentaries on the book of Revelation) refutes the perpetual myth that Chiliasm was condemned in early church councils; for example at the Council of Constantinople  in 381 or the Council of Ephesus in 431. He begins his essay situating this question by talking about how premillennialism […]

Amillennialism Cannot Have It Both Ways…

In my estimation, this is one of the most acute inconsistencies of amillennial theology in the book of Revelation. “[The amillennial] approach does not fit the literary movement of Revelation. John pictures the period between Christ’s exaltation and return as the time of Satan’s banishment from heaven to earth, where he deceives the nations and […]

Why Jesus’ Prophecy in Matthew 10:23 Refers to His Second Coming, NOT to His First Coming – Ep. 82

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/ep_82_Why_Jesus_Prophecy_in_Matthew_10_23_Refers_to_His_Second_Coming_NOT_to_His_First_Coming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I gave a few reasons why I believe the reference to the “Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23 refers to Jesus’ future second coming, not his first coming. “Whenever they persecute you in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, […]

Matt Waymeyer on Eschatological Agnosticism | Amillennialism, Premillennialism

Matt Waymeyer has written a a book called Amillennialism and the Age to Come: A Premillennial Critique of the Two-Age Model (Kress Biblical Resources, 2016). (Available from Amazon and Kress.) In the preface he makes a good point about a false dichotomy, something that I have written voluminously on in print, audio, and this blog. […]

The Elect are Taken in Matt 24:31, NOT the Wicked…

I have never received a meaningful explanation from amillennialists, pretribulationists, and posttribulationists who think that in Jesus’ Noahic analogy the wicked are taken to judgment and the righteous are left. This makes absolutely no sense given that Jesus illustrates the separation event in Matt 24:31. “And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet […]

I am still waiting for a response from those who believe in the “recapitulation-cycles” theory of the book of Revelation

Over two years ago I wrote the article below that defends a consecutive-progressive view of the septets in the book of Revelation. I also demonstrated the internal contradictions of the concurrent-recapitulation framework (i.e. “cycles”). Typically amillennialists, postmillennialists, and post-tribbers hold to this view. I have never received a meaningful response to my argumentation in the […]

Video: Reggie Kelly on Premillennialism, Nature and Purpose of the Millennium, and Prophecies Concerning the City of Jerusalem

I would take issue with one thing he said at the very end of this video. As many posttribulationists think, he unfortunately fails to recognize the biblical distinction between the Antichrist’s great tribulation and the day of the Lord’s wrath. Other than that I appreciate everything else he said.  

Every Self-Respecting Premillennialist Needs to Know this Argument | Premillennialism, Amillennialism, Postmillennialism

How do you like that for a title of a post? But I am being sincere, not sensational. I have never, ever had an amiller or postmiller respond with any meaningful answer to this argument. You—yes, you premiller—can use this same argument on your amill and postmill friends. And it works. What is this biblical […]

Covenant Theology Possesses an Incomplete Gospel Story

Covenant Theology flattens out the beautiful story of the Gospel and ends up robbing Christ of his glory. I am namely speaking of their supersessionist theology that says the church (or Christ) has superseded any promises that God made with national Israel before Christ. The church has become the “new Israel.” God is done with […]

Revelation 11:15 Is Deeply Problematic for Amillennialism

“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.”” (Rev 11:15 NET) [Greg] Beale has at least two difficulties with Revelation 11:15: (1) At one […]

Audio Available! Future Israel, Future Millennium – Bible Prophecy Conference

The conference this weekend was such as blessing. God was glorified in the proclamation of his promise of  faithfulness to Israel in their future salvation and their future land. God is not a promise-breaker as supersessionism (a.k.a replacement theology) essentially teaches. God’s gifts and calling are irrevocable. Be sure to purchase the conference audio to […]