Old Testament scrollsPMT 2015-140 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

We can adequately understand God’s sovereign plan for the world only when we approach it in light of its historical inception. In the Bible’s account of universal origins we discover the very purpose of history. God creates man in his own image (Ge 1:26) as a materio-spiritual being (Ge 2:7). Man’s God-ordained purpose is to bring honor and glory to God by exercising godly dominion in the earth (Ge 1:26–30). Protology leads to eschatology for eschatology is rooted in creation.

Because God possesses almighty power (Job 40:1–42:6); Isa 40:12 –28), and governs by inscrutable wisdom (Isa 55:8–9; Ro 11:32–35), the Christian actually should be predisposed to the historical victory postmil-lennialism expects. The postmillennial system best balances the material and spiritual aspects of Scripture and gives full significance to both the temporal and eternal features of God’s plan and man’s obligation to him. The Lord creates man and history for his glory; therefore, man and history will bring glory to him. “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” (Rev 4:11). “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen” (Ro 11:36).

Great Commission and the Christian Worldview129 Commission and Worldview
Nine mp3 lectures by Ken Gentry

In these nine lectures is demonstrated the world altering consequences of the Great Commission. An important and encouraging study on the biblical foundations of the Christian worldview.

See more study materials at: www.KennethGentry.com

Postmillennialism teaches that a time is coming in earth history, continuous with the present and resulting from currently operating, God-ordained spiritual forces, in which the overwhelming majority of men and nations will voluntarily bow in salvation to the lordship of Jesus Christ. This humble submission to his gracious scepter will issue forth in widespread righteousness, peace, and prosperity. Scripture’s eschatology is victory-oriented. This victory-orientation begins with the protoevangelium in Genesis and weaves its golden cord throughout Scripture all the way through Revelation 22. Certainly the biblical record expects struggle in history due to man’s fall. But it is a struggle that will triumphantly issue forth in victory rather than deadlock, defeat, or despair. The Seed of the Woman (Christ) will conquer the Seed of the Serpent (Satan) — in time and on earth. This is a fundamental truth of biblical eschatology.

We may trace the victory theme through the outworking of the Lord God’s sovereign covenant. His administration of universal affairs is covenantal, unfolding in Scripture through a series of unified, successive, and judicially related covenants. Hence, Paul speaks of “the covenants of the promise” (Eph 2:12). The Adamic (Ge 1:26–30) and Noahaic (Ge 9:1–17) covenants set the stage for the dominion of godly man and the victory of God’s saving grace in history. The Abrahamic Covenant promises the spread of salvation to “all the families of the earth” (Ge 12:1–3). The gospel is the tool for the spread of the Abrahamic blessings through both family generation and evangelistic outreach (see Gal 3:8, 29). The Davidic Covenant identifies the regal nature of the pre-eminent covenant seed, Jesus Christ, and secures his throne and gracious rule in the plan of God (2Sa 7:8–16). The new covenant insures the victory of God’s grace by working in the hearts of men (Jer 31:31–34; Lk 22:20; 1Co 11:25; 2Co 3:6; Heb 8:8–13).

Homosexual Question082 Homosexual Question
(5 mp3s sermons by Ken Gentry)

The homosexual movement is one of the leading challenges to the moral stability of
American culture and to our Christian influence in culture.
In this sermon series Dr. Gentry tackles the homosexual question head on
See more study materials at: www.KennethGentry.com

Maintaining covenantal harmony, the patriarchal and Mosaic era prophecies foresee a time in earth history, issuing forth from Christ’s first advent, in which God’s glory and righteousness will cover the earth (Ge 22:17; 49:10; Nu 24:17–19). The Old Testament prophets, as prosecutors exercising God’s covenant lawsuits, continue the hope of victory — despite opposition from without and defection from within Israel. They command kings and judges of all the earth to bow to Christ, and promise that the ends of the earth will turn to God in salvation (Ps 2; 22; 72; Isa2:1–4; 9:6–7; Mic 4:1–4; Zec 14).

Although, early on, God’s gracious saving work largely confines itself to Abraham’s family, it is not always to be thus. God will gain the victory apart from Jewish exclusiveness and Old Testament ceremonial distinctives. All people who receive God’s grace will be on an equal footing before him (Isa 19:21–24; Jer 3:16–17; 31:31–34; 48:47; 49:6, 39).

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