PMT-2015-016 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
In my continuing, lengthy study of 2 Tim 3 and its use in the eschatological debate, we now come to perhaps Paul’s most significant — and misunderstood! — statement:
“Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Tim 3:12)
This certainly seems to undermine the postmillennial hope in history. How can postmillennialism speak of the victory of the gospel leading to worldwide faith and righteousness among men — if all those who live godly in Christ are to be persecuted?
How did this study arise?
My study of this passage was prompted by apologist James White’s webcast critique of my views on 2 Timothy 3. Continue reading