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POSTMILLENNIAL PRAYER

POSTMILLENNIAL PRAYER PMW 2019-008 by Chalcedon Foundation (Editorial) If prayer is talking with God, then our prayer life is most vital when it is most frequent, when our hearts and minds readily and constantly call upon God in every kind of situation.[1] There’s an old saying that goes, “Pray like it all depends upon God …

Reverence in Prayer

PMT 2014-054b by Ryan Martin Religious Affections Ministries The section on prayer in John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is surely one of the most beloved passages of that influential work. Therein, Calvin addresses, among other matters, the importance of reverence in corporate prayer.

POSTMILLENNIALISM’S THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS

PMW 2019-053 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. Postmillennialism expects the vast majority of the world’s population to convert to Christ as a consequence of the Spirit-blessed proclamation of the gospel. In light of present world conditions, though, many Christians are surprised at the resilience of the postmillennial hope. In this article I will briefly show …

JESUS’ VICTORY AND FALSE PROPHETS

PMW 2019-050 by Chris Hume (The Reformed Hope) We may be surprised by many things when we reach heaven. I dare not contend with J.C. Ryle who said that the thing which will surprise us most is how much more we ought to have loved Christ while on earth. But I think there is another …

CHRISTIANITY’S GROWTH IN IRAN

PMW 2019-045 by Afshin Ziafat (Desiring God) Robert Bruce, a Scottish missionary to Iranian Muslims in the late nineteenth century, wrote home to his supporters, “I am not reaping the harvest; I scarcely claim to be sowing the seed; I am hardly ploughing the soil; but I am gathering out the stones. That, too, is …

TWO PHASES OF THE NEW CREATION

Christianity affirms the material order. In creation God made the physical world (Gen. 1) and man with a tangible body (Gen. 2:7). In redemption God effects the incarnation of Christ (Heb. 2:14) and his physical resurrection (Luke 24:39). We should not be surprised, then, that even in the consummation we will once again inhabit physical …

IS POSTMILLENNIALISM IMPOSSIBLE?

PMW 2019-037 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. Our Lord Jesus Christ ministered for over three years proclaiming the coming of the kingdom of God. But after initially drawing a “great multitude” of followers (Jn 6:2), John records with disappointment that “many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more” (Jn 6:66). In …