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REVELATION AND THE LENGTH OF THE JEWISH WAR

PMW 2019-073 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. A reader of this blog site wrote an insightful and important question. This question is important because preterism emphasizes the history of the Jewish War as it relates to the judgment scenes in Revelation. Rather than treat his question as a comment which would not be seen by …

HOW DID JOHN MEASURE THE TEMPLE?

PMW 2019-052 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. In my last article I noted that John measure the temple in Rev. 11:1–2. There we read of John’smeasuring the temple in the holy city. 11:1 Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God …

APPROACHES TO REVELATION: HISTORICISM WEAKNESSES (2)

PMT 2014-078 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. When we approach the Book of Revelation, we must do so with fear and trembling. It has conquered many a strong scholar. Some have likened Revelation to a black hole: It is so dense that light cannot escape from it. This is strange in that it is actually …

DISPENSATIONALISM’S INCONSISTENT LITERALISM (1)

PMT 2014-038 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. Populist dispensationalism is an immensely successful eschatological construct. Its purveyors have sold tens of millions of books to evangelical Christians. One of the key factors in its success is its naive commitment to an alleged “consistent literalism.” Besides being naive, the dispensational claim to “consistent literalism” is frustrating …

THE GREAT COMMISSION: A POSTMILLENNIAL ENTERPRISE (3)

PMW 2021-019 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. In my previous studies I have been analyzing the Great Commission as a foundational text for postmillennialism. In those studies I noted that the Commission revolves around four “all’s.” The first two all’s highlighted Christ’s authority as “all authority” and his directive to disciple “all nations.” In this …

REVELATION’S DATE: EXTERNAL EVIDENCE (2)

PMW 2020-109 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. As I continue my series on the dating of Revelation, I will present two of the leading external witnesses for the late date: Irenaeus and Origen. Irenaeus (A.D. 130-202) Undoubtedly the most commonly used and strongest external objection to the early date of Revelation is the famous statement …

I AM NOT A PRETERIST (REVISITED)!

PMW 2020-097 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. Much of this article repeats an earlier article which I think might be helpful once again. I am bringing it up-to-date due to some recent observations I have gathered in the eschatological debate. As previously noted, I often have people ask me if I am a “preterist.” This …