Tag Archives: resurrection

WHEN ARE THE “LAST DAYS”?

Thats all folksPMT 2016-012 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

A reader writes:

“What are the “last days” in Scripture? Some see this as referring to the last days of the old covenant administration. But others understand this as referring to the whole period between the first and second advents, i.e., all of church history.”

I will offer a succinct explanation of what I (and the majority of non-dispensational) theologians holds. Continue reading

Our Resurrection Hope

PMT 2014-047b by Don Strickland.

1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Having gone to my childhood home for a visit, I was surprised to see a patch of bare ground in the front yard where a large oak tree had stood. The tree was one of the last original trees on my parents’ property (only a hickory in the back yard remains). Though the tree looked mostly healthy on the outside, my dad was told it was diseased and needed to be removed. Now that piece of my childhood is just a memory. Continue reading

PAUL, VICTORY, AND EXPECTATION

PMT 2013-040 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

EarthThis is my third and final article given in response to a reader’s question as to whether the NT envisions Christ’s kingdom as gradually advancing in history. This is an important question for the postmillennialist, hence my lengthy response.

Paul and the kingdom’s glory

When we look into the 1 Corinthians passage we do not discover Paul making a passing, on-the-side statement about the kingdom’s growth. Rather he gives a good deal of attention to the matter. I will not fully develop the passage, but I will present Paul’s sizeable statement in full and make a few comments on the significance of its various elements. Continue reading