A BIG Difficulty in the Plot Line within the Amillennial Narrative in the Book of Revelation

Robert W. Wall writes: W. Hendricksen locates Satan’s imprisonment between the two advents of Christ, when the church is able to evangelize the nations with complete freedom (Conquerors, pp. 185–90). This interpretation draws upon elements of Revelation 12–13, where Satan is unable to destroy the church. Further, it corresponds well to the subsequent vision of […]

Satan’s Present Activity Does Not Describe Revelation 20:1–3 | Grant Osborne’s Revelation Commentary

  Grant R. Osborne. Revelation. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002 Osborn’s commentary on Revelation is a helpful commentary to own since he interprets from a premillennial and futurist approach. His Arminianism, however, is evident and ends up skewing some of his interpretations, and his Posttribulationist beliefs are misguided. Despite […]

4 Reasons Why the Great Tribulation Does NOT Span Over the Entire Church Age: A Reply to Historicism – Ep. 113

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/4_Reasons_Why_the_Great_Tribulation_Does_NOT_Span_Over_the_Entire_Church_Age-_A_Reply_to_Historicism_-_Ep._113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHistoricism is the eschatological position that says the thrust of prophecy in the Olivet Discourse and Revelation are fulfilled in the span of the church age. So for example, they would say that the great tribulation was not fulfilled in the first century, nor is it to […]

Is Jesus Currently on David’s Throne?

Michael J. Vlach writes: The purpose of this blog post is to examine Peter’s use of Psalm 132:11 in Acts 2:30 with a view toward grasping Peter’s understanding of the throne of David concept. Acts 2 describes the baptizing and filling ministry of the Holy Spirit after Jesus’ ascension. This is all related to Jesus, […]

Is Satan’s so-called present-age binding preventing the nations from being deceived?

Amillennialists are fond of asserting that Satan is bound in this present age only in the sense of preventing nations from being deceived from accepting the Gospel. Satan, we are told, is not bound to prevent individuals from being deceived, only nations. A glaring flaw in this thinking is the obvious fact that the Gospel-hating […]

Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Christ – Ep. 93

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_Revelation_19_and_Its_Battle_of_Armageddon_Does_NOT_Describe_the_BEGINNING_of_the_Second_Coming_of_Christ_-_Ep._93.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI am re-posting an interview that Joel Richardson had with me recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second […]

5 Reasons Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Jesus

I was interviewed by Joel Richardson recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second coming of Christ. Amillennialists, pretribulationists, posttribulationists, and other eschatological positions take this position. […]

Is Every Promise Fulfilled in Christ? A Reply to Thomas Schreiner’s Supersessionism

[W]hat about the promise of land? This is a very controversial subject, but I would argue that the promise of land is fundamentally fulfilled, first, in the resurrection of Jesus himself. Every promise is fulfilled in Jesus; so the resurrection, the physical resurrection of Jesus, it’s the inauguration of that promise made, originally, to Adam […]

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, […]