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THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF POSTMILLENNIALISM

foundationsPMT 2015-039 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Postmillennialism expects that before the end of history, the vast majority of the world’s population will be converted to Christ as a consequence of the Spirit-blessed proclamation of the gospel. In light of present world conditions, though, many non-postmillennial Christians are surprised at the resilience of the postmillennial hope. In this article I will briefly show that though the hope of gospel victory sounds strange to the modern evangelical, the basic theology of Scripture is quite congenial to it. Indeed, these factors suggest the prima facie plausibility of postmillennialism.

God’s Creational Purpose

In Genesis 1 we find the record of God’s creation of the universe in the space of six days. As a result of God’s purposeful creative power, all is originally “very good” (Gen. 1:31). Continue reading