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OUR BLESSED HOPE (2)

Blessed hope 2PMT 2015-028 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

In my previous article I began considering a common objection against postmillennialism: that it diminishes the second coming of Christ. Oftentimes, Paul’s statement to Titus is brought forward as if it is an objection to the allegation that postmillennialism is “this worldy” in orientation. In that passage Paul speaks of his “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.”

I have already considered two responses. I will add three more. Continue reading

OUR BLESSED HOPE (1)

Blessed hope 1PMT 2015-027 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Pessimistic eschatologies often use Titus 2:13 as evidence that postmillennialism wrongly directs the Christian’s hope regarding the future as it promotes true revival and cultural renewal. Here Paul states that he is “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.” Non-postmillennialists see postmillennialists as taking their focus off of the second advent.

Yet postmillennialists recognizes that Paul urges believers to see the second advent as their “blessed hope.” In Romans 8:22–25 he mentions that we groan in this fallen world “waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved.” This eager expectation looks to our resurrection at the end of history. Continue reading