PMT 2013-019 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
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Many contemporary Christians, especially among the dispensationalists, denounce postmillennialism as a late-blooming, liberal approach to Scripture. Generally postmillennialism is written off as a narrowly-held and insignificant influence in evangelicalism.
But oddly enough, even while writing off this hope-filled eschatology, they break out their hymnals and begin singing postmillennial hymns! The great hymnody of the church provides evidence of postmillennialism’s influence on the Christian faith. And what better means for promoting this bright eschatology than by singing such joyful hymns?
I will cite three important hymns that reflect an optimistic eschatological outlook. Continue reading