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Jeremiah 31:31-34

The New Covenant
31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

You see guys in the consummation of the New Covenant there will be true knowledge and there would be no need to teach, SO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO TEACH US HYPER PRETERISM IS SELF DEFEATING, THE MERE FACT THAT WE ARE HERE DISCUSSING ANYTHING DESTROYS THEIR VIEW OF THE NEW COVENANT. WHY? BECAUSE JEREMIAH TELLS US THAT IN THIS NH AND NE WE WILL HAVE FULL KNOWLEDGE BEING IN GODS PRESENCE…….

Compare with their exegesis of 1 Cor. 13:12 which reads….

12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

I don’t fully know do you guys? Now granted this is their interpretation not mine but if they are consistent they must stop teaching and assume we know all things.

You see brothers and sisters, it is only in the final consumation of the New Covenant; the New Heavens and the New Earth, the Return of Christ, that ALL shall know the Lord for the only ones who will be there are His people, the Church. According to HP’s we should ALL know the Lord NOW, so why don’t we? Why the need to keep teaching and preaching the Gospel and doctrine? They cannot ever answer this in their paradigm and I believe I have shown the correct exegesis of the Jeremiah passage, ITS STILL IN THE FUTURE. We, the Church, will ALL know Him because we will ALL be His. Hyper Preterist want to have all prophecy in the past and do not take into account the already/not yet tension of eschatology.

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Hyper-Preterist beginning premise starts at the garden where they claim that man was originally created mortal as was all living creation or creatures and therefore would have eventually died whether or not man had fallen into sin hence physical death had no consequence to Adams transgression. They falsely claim that physical death was just a mere natural consequence of being human made from dust. And, listen very carefully now, the ultimate resurrection was to bring back or reverse whatever “death” God cursed on mankind fall into sin. IF THAT ORIGINAL CURSE OF DEATH WAS ONLY A SPIRITUAL THEN THE TRUE RESURRECTION WHICH WOULD REVERSE IT MUST ALSO BE SPIRITUAL. Did you get that guys? This is the hinge that holds Hyper-preterism together take out the hinge and the fake kingdom collapses. 

Edward E. Stevens a well known proponent of HP states……

“We believe spiritual death ( the real curse) can be reversed without all the physical consequences being eliminated…..Physical death seems to be a planned, “natural” consequence of being human and living on earth” Stevens Response to Gentry, pg 56-58

John Noe agrees ( HP) …”Physical death of the old physical body remains the natural consequence of being created human . This was true for Adam and Eve. Its been true ever since. Even in Christ , we don’t regain or reverse that which was NEVER(emphasis mine) lost. Hence, the elimination of physical death was never the focus of Jesus’ redemptive work” ( Noe your resurrection body and life 71-72

Folks this is the starting point for their exegetical support (and you must catch this). These writers appeal to the fact that Adam and Eve did not die biologically “in the day that’ they sinned , therefore proving that biological death was not intended or included in their curse or punishment Genesis 2:17 which reads…..

17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.

One of the greatest theologians and exegetes of our time Geerhardus Vos made a very important and relevant point that I think puts this HP interpretation to rest, he makes a compelling suggestion that the phrase ” in the day that you eat of it” is simply a Hebrew idiom meaning ” as surely as you eat of it”. Vos compells us to compare 1 Kings 2:37 where King Solomon says to Shimei, ” The day you leave and cross the Kidron Valley , you can be sure you will die” but it was not until Shemei had gone across the Kidron and then returned to Jerusalem and the report had reached the king that Shimei was executed vs 38-46. Surely we can say that at the very moment of man’s sin, the seeds of psycho-physical death were planted and sown in his body and began to go to work.

I strongly concur with Vos that this is a more suitable exegesis of this passage..

Hyper preterism doesnt even get past the correct understanding of the fall of man much less deal with the rest of its erroneous conclusions which flow from here….and yes I will also deal with the whole tree of life issue as well…suffice for now my fellow brothas to ponder on these things.

Grace and peace


Adam disobey/ as a result the spiritual death plague/ made mans will a slave/ to his sinful nature rage/ born perverse at birth condemned to eternal flames/ but Yahweh’s worthy to be praised/ for the sin wage/ was paid/ by Christ Jesus who gave/ His life to be slayed/ taken down from the cross and laid/ in a tomb cave/ then three days/ rose from the grave/ then to ascend into heaven/ and sat at the right hand of God the Father Almighty once again/ where He intercedes for women and men/ predestined/ to be conformed to the Sons image/ who by Gods grace through faith receives the gospel message/ given the sign being baptized into Abraham’s covenant linage/ sealed by the Spirit of promise/ foretold by Joel the Old Testaments prophet/ fulfill in the Church Apostolic/ chronologic prophecies perfectly comes to pass by He who holds in His fingertip the entire cosmic/ theologic mind state penetrates Gnostic hydroponic doctrine that’s demonic/ the Messiahs mission was always the crucifixion/ to secure redemption/ for those the Father chose for salvation/ betrayed with a kiss by the son of perdition/ so that scripture can be fulfilled/ infinite blood spill/ at His own will/ so the flesh can be killed/

Hook: unmerited favor which flows from the Savior seventh chamber indwells the souls dome when I manifest the Grace that’s unkown/

The New Covenant agenda/ I inject da secula/ with necta/ that flows from the Resurrecta/ separated from my mothers womb to be a Gospel defenda/ like Matthew the tax collecta/ and the Saints across the globe/ the Son of God on the cross wore my filthy clothes/ and covered my with His spotless righteous robe/ justified by faith alone/ in the works of the Christ for the sins of those blind eyes given sight to see the road home/ to the Kings dome. and bow at the Kings throne/ where the redeemed saints roam/ supreme faith is shown/ by your fruits I’ll introduce proof of the Grace that’s unknown/ to satans cloned/ walking bones/ Gods judgment postponed/ til the day He has saved all His own/ foreknown predestined and called/ irresistibly drawn/ to persevere til the end of the Babylonian society/ where antinomian philosophy tragically penetrates humanities mental cavity/ the Gospel enemies diligently/ seek to dethrone our majesty/ but eventually will fail/ to steal our Holy grail/ at the end times the remnant shall victoriously prevail/ the sting less gates of hell/

Hook: unmerited favor which flows from the Savior seventh chamber indwells the souls dome when I manifest the Grace that’s unknown/

From my first Reformed rap ever written 17yrs ago


The question posed to me is:

“How do you interpret the parable of the leaven, in which the leaven (kingdom of heaven) leavens “all” the dough? Leaven is a gradual process, not a dramatic change.”

If we impose a postmillennial interpretation to this parable as well as the parable of the mustard seed, I can understand how postmils can see their position in these texts. But do these texts have to be interpreted in postmil terms? I personally don’t think so.

Here in Matt. 13’s parable of the leaven the point is that the kingdom permeates the world. Jesus’ concern is extended not only to national Israel but to the whole world. Therefore the gospel is preached throughout the whole world and effectually saves the Elect from each nation. No need to for postmil assumptions.

But I hear the objection coming from the postmillerian in saying that since the Gospel spreads and converts then in deed this will have an effect on the nations and politics etc…..but not so for in exalting this parable they forget the previous parable of the Wheat and tares which clearly contradicts this notion.


Continued…………

You stated: “2. Amillennialism seems to have inherit within it some idea that the elect will always be few in number, comparatively speaking, to the number of nonelect at any given time. Where do you find this in Scripture? Put another way: you have a hard time seeing that the Bible teaches a gradual increase in the percentage of elect as we get closer to the endokwhere does the Bible say that the percentage decreases or at least stays the same as it is now?”

Great question! There is a misconception among Postmillerians that when they contrast the Reformed Amillerian position to their presupposition, it seems as though Amils view Gods elect as very few as opposed to the plentiful elect people in the Postmillerian christianized world. But I am afraid this is a major misconception and misunderstanding coming from our Reformed brothers. To be honest I don’t even have time to get more in detail about this whole Pessimism vs Optimism false dichotomy for more about this I would HIGHLY
recommend Kim Riddlebarger’s article in the Modern Reformation publication magazine entitled Why the “Optimism” vs. “Pessimism” Paradigm Doesn’t Work” .

But I will say this though, we Reformed Amillerians believe and take to heart what God promised Abraham in Gen.15:5 which teaches:

5And he brought him outside and said, Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them. Then he said to him, So shall your offspring be.

Now consider the parable of the wheat and the tares in Matt. 13 in which it teaches that while the sower sows the good seed and the wheat will continue to grow,the evil sower is sowing his own seeds that produces weeds or tares, so in other words while the elect grow and grow as the gospel goes forth so also the weeds (reprobates) grow along side of them “UNTIL” the day of the harvest which is at the end as the passage explains later on in the context. So its not like the human population stops producing and then the gospel goes out and converts all who is left making the reprobates disappear, no, just as the gospel converts the elect so also totally depraved men are born and become wicked along side. This basic fact is totally ignored to enhance a so called optimist or “victorious” view of the gospel.

Therefore we maintain that the elect will continue to grow in number while the reprobate also continues to grow so trying to figure out a percentage of elect from reprobate is in my opinion futile.


The next few blogs will be my responses to a few questions asked of me by some fellow brothers in the faith and also a couple of objections raised by others. I will attempt to do so in the light of Christian piety and respect, thank you in advance for your time and patience. Also, I will leave out the names of such persons as it is irrelevant to the responses offered. I will allow the person who asked or objected to reveal himself if he or she so desires in responding to the answers. Their statements will be in quotes.

“Brother Rick, i have purposefully kept quiet regarding eschatology recently because of my recent debacle with full preterism. I’ve had to go back to the drawing board on some things, and so i’ve been slow to speak. Also, Dr Talbot has thrown me a curve ball that quite frankly would ruin many an amill AND partial pret postmill arguments; the curve ball being that the Parousia of Christ is durative, not puncticular.”

First, I would like to say that I am grateful to our Lord for bringing you out of such a gross heresy and may God continue to bless you.
At first I wasn’t going to address the C.C. Sabathia curve ball that you said Dr. Talbot threw at you but then I was wondering if referring to Christ parousia as “durative” is really the Postmillennarians gradual entrance of the “golden age” in that Christ has come, he will continue to come through the conquering of the gospel/kingdom and usher in some type of golden age and will finally come physically at the consummation. Just thinking out loud. If indeed this is the case then I am of the opinion that my refutations against Postmillennialism still stands. But if there is no golden age in his eschatology then I don’t really have a problem with referring to the Parousia as “Durative”. Actually sounds extremely similar to the Amillerian position anyways, taking out the golden age part of course.

You continue: “1. I may have missed this, but it seems as though you are mainly arguing against the more historic postmill view that sees the entire 1,000 year period as future. You even call your view “realized millennium” in contrast. How would you argue against many modern postmills who view the 1,000 years as having begun in the first century (some say during Christ’s earthly ministry, some say it started in ad70) and is thus “realized” now?”

Incorrect, I am actually dealing with the modern version of the Postmillennial position that teaches a gradual ushering in of the “golden age” as seen here in my article: “Clearly, N.T does not teach the Post Mill view of a gradual removal of the temporal effects of sin and evil. Nor does it see the victory of the gospel in terms of social, economic and political transformation.” Why I am not Postmillennial paragraph 2

And hereConsequently, the premise of Post Millennialism that Kingdom of God speak of a fleshly kingdom that will witness the gradual amelioration of evil in this age is in my view the real issue at hand………” Paragraph 4

And here: Postmil view teach THREE ages, the present evil age, an intermediate future golden age, and the age to come. I am fully aware that our Postmil brothers will reject the description of their view that it has three ages as they assert that this present age will gradually merge with the “golden age” and claim it is really only two ages in agreement with us Amils but Jesus NOWHERE predicts some glorious future on earth before the end of the world, as the postmil view would have us believe.” Paragraph 7

Therefore, the view I am critiquing is the modern view espoused by great men like Dr. Ken Gentry Jr., Dr. Gregg Strawbridge, Keith Matthison, and Dr. Greg Bahnsen. But in all actuality my main contention is rather against this notion of a “golden age” despite if it is promoted as already in process or promoted as still future as the classic Postmils teach and literal at that.


You continue: “It seems to me then that at the point you would have to somehow prove that during the 1,000 years things get worse, and not better. Where does Scripture say that things get worse? What is your take on the great tribulation…Does it go on for the duration of the current age? Is it wholly future?”

The answer and implications to this two-part question can get pretty lengthy but suffice it to say that, yes I believe that the great tribulation is continually growing worse as apostasy continues to permeate the world which then they will turn their ammunition of hate towards Gods people in the form of politics, ethics, social prejudice etc…..and let us not be surprised if we true Christians will be persecuted physically as Christ was for “no one is above his master” (Luke 6:40). The Bible teaches this tension between the Kingdom now and the kingdom come. We are taught throughout the N.T about this tension, that’s why we need to patiently wait (Rom 8:25). Moreover, Christ’s eschatological victory is what encourages us to press on even though we are hard pressed, because though we share in the suffering of Christ we know we shall also share in his vindication and victory at the consummation (2 Cor 4:7-11; Phil 3:10) and this is the biblical meaning of what it means for the Church to be Victorious.


What is Postmillennialism

To quote a Postmillennial champion, R.J. Rushdoony writes: “Postmillennialism is the belief that Christ, with His coming, His atonement, and His continuing regenerative power in those whom He calls, creates in His redeemed people a force for the reconquest of all things. The dominion that Adam first received and then lost by his fall will be restored to redeemed man. God’s people will then have a long reign over the entire earth, after which, when all enemies have been put under Christ’s feet, the end shall come, and the last enemy, death, will be destroyed.” R.J. Rushdoonyfrom “Back to the Future”

What are we to think of this view? Is this taught in Scripture? After investigating this question for myself, I personally have come to the conclusion that the Golden Age theory does not correspond to biblical teaching. It is the opinion of all Amil’s that a post-millennial eschatological framework (in which they interpret the O.T texts) is insufficient in that it does not seem to be sensitive enough to the two eschatological ages of the N.T. Clearly, N.T does not teach the Post Mill view of a gradual removal of the temporal effects of sin and evil. Nor does it see the victory of the gospel in terms of social, economic and political transformation. Rather, the N.T maintains the eschatological tension between the two ages so that “this age” (Rom 12:2) and its evil implications is antithetical to the age to come when Christ returns to consummate all things.Instead of a gradual transformation, the N.T teaches a cataclysmic end to Satan Kingdom (it will be crushed – not slowly squeezed see Dan 2:44; Matt 13:39-40; Rom 16:20; Rev 19:11ff) then, and only then we will hear the voices from heaven declare “the Kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and His Christ.” (Rev 13:15)

Having said that, I am a Reformed A-Millennialist, and I want to argue that the Kingdom will advance during this age, however, I do not see the issue turning on the betterment of evil in this present age, but rather in the gathering of the elect (plundering of the strong man’s home see Mk 3:27) through the proclamation of the Gospel until all the elect are gathered into the Kingdom and then the Lord will return and will crush Satan and his Kingdom forever (Consummation).

The Bible teaches this tension between the Kingdom now and the kingdom come. We are taught throughout the N.T about this tension, that’s why we need to patiently wait (Rom 8:25). Moreover, Christ’s eschatological victory is what encourages us to press on even though we are hard pressed, because though we share in the suffering of Christ we know we shall also share in his vindication and victory at the consummation (2 Cor 4:7-11; Phil 3:10) and this is the biblical meaning of what it means for the Church to be Victorious. Consequently, the premise of Post Millennialism that Kingdom of God speak of a fleshly kingdom that will witness the gradual amelioration of evil in this age is in my view the real issue at hand. I believe Riddlebarger is correct on this point, the debate is not over the success but rather on what we believe constitutes the success. The Realized Mil position believes the success is seen now in the plundering of the strong man’s house (gathering of the elect) and the Post Mill expects it to manifest through a golden age where evil is eradicated (almost) and culture, politics etc are transformed. Therefore, to promote the expansion of the kingdom through the conquering of the gospel (the fulfillment of the great commission) in no way implies some earthly golden age that at best is actually gold plated especially for the version of Postmillennialism that also anticipates an Apostasy before Christ return.Yes, it is true that God has promised a time of universal worship, peace, and prosperity, but that will occur only, as the consistent witness of the NT declares, when the Lord Jesus Christ returns. Postmillennialism repeatedly emphasizes that the struggle between Christ and Satan is a historical struggle that ends in historical victory. TRUE. But this it will end in TOTAL and PERFECT victory at the END of history. In other words, God’s elect and God’s created cosmos enter into COMPLETE (to telos) and perfect deliverance from sin and its consequences (see Rom. 8:18-23). The present earth and heavens will replaced with a “new heaven and a new earth”, “the HOME of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13). God’s creational purpose (creative covenant) will be fulfilled in the NEW creation.

Postmil assert that Christ will be with His people to oversee the task of successfully completing its commission and that this is the postmil hope, and also claim that ONLY the postmil view can account for this, is not true at all. The Realized Mil certainly believe that this age will not end until Christ’s purposes are fulfilled.

The postmil view has failed to establish the making disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching them requires that fulfillment be in Postmil terms.

The Lord only knows of TWO ages, the present age and the age to come. Postmil view teach THREE ages, the present evil age, an intermediate future golden age, and the age to come. I am fully aware that our Postmil brothers will reject the description of their view that it has three ages as they assert that this present age will gradually merge with the “golden age” and claim it is really only two ages in agreement with us Amils but Jesus NOWHERE predicts some glorious future on earth before the end of the world, as the postmil view would have us believe. On the contra, the things He Himself experienced are the things that His Church will experience. A disciple is not above his teacher or a slave above his master. In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, “deceiving and being deceived” (2 Tim. 3:12,13).As the reign of the truth of the gospel is extended, also the forces of evil will gather strength, especially towards the end consider the parable of the wheat and tares taught by Christ in Matt 13:24-30. The Gospels only speak of two ages. This age is temporal, the age to come eternal. Matthew 13 is explained as the kingdom age, then the judgment, followed by eternity with the Father. Postmillennialism repeatedly emphasizes that the struggle between Christ and Satan is a historical struggle that ends in historical victory. TRUE. But this will end in TOTAL and PERFECT victory at the END of history. The postmil view has failed to establish the making disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching them requires that fulfillment be in Postmil terms.

Postmillennial Proof  Texts

Old Testament passages frequently cited to substantiate the reality of an unrealized millennium(either in its Pre- or Post- form) do not hold any weight.

Isaiah 65:17-25 in one clear example. We both would agree that the passage speaks of a golden-age. The Postmil (as well as the Premil) will argue that the passage mentions children dying at one hundred years old, and sinners accursed at the end of the same period time. Hyper-literalizing this passage they insist that it must refer to an imperfect golden-age. And since the one thousand years obviously pertain to a time in which sin and death remain, they feel it is perfectly natural to superimpose the one passage on another.

Careful examination, however, shows two faults with this presupposition. First, there must be unquestionable evidence for identifying the Isaiah prophecy with Revelation 20. This evidence is totally lacking. The two are brought together in an unnatural union. Who can prove, scripturally, that when Isaiah wrote “the wolf and the lamb shall feed together”, he was speaking of the SAME period that John calls the “thousand years”? There are indications in the passage itself that it is not to be treated literally like “dust” becoming the serpent’s food can hardly be literal.

In many discussions with my Postmil brothers they unanimously are armed and ready to refer to Isaiah 65 as a clear proof text of a era of peace before the return of Christ. What they fail to realize is that the contents of Isaiah’s poetic prophecy are no more literal than the description of the eternal state in Rev. 21 and 22. Who can interpret all the details of those two chapters literally? In both, Isaiah and Rev., language is used, in terms of what was considered most pleasant and astonishing in that day, to get across what words with their present limitations are incapable of correctly expressing. How else can perfection be described in words which have imperfect objects and concepts as recipients? This is what is called “Anthropomorphic Language”. It is difficult to understand why this passage should be misinterpreted when it clearly is identified with the eternal state by the New Testament. The millennial references are totally without evidence, but its identification with the eternal state is affirmed by an abundance of biblical evidence. This one passage has been singled out to demonstrate the way in which OT passages which actually refer to restoration from captivity, the New Testament age, and the eternal state are erroneously applied to the assumed golden-age. Amillennialists are in agreement with the Postmillennialists that we expect the millennium to be an age of imperfection. In opposition, we do not view it as the fulfillment of the golden-age prophecies. We believe the prophesies to be truly golden not gold plated. This is not to say that no OT prophecies refer to the present age, quite the contrary. But in accord with both Old and New Testament teaching, they find fulfillment of the “golden-age” prophecies in the eternal state, only then can it be said that all that glitters is Gold. I find it extremely interesting and suspicious that postmil have to resort to OT prophesies that speak nothing of a golden age but refer unanimously to the golden age of new heaven and new earth which is Heaven.

To quote Dr. Herman Bavinck “to interpret the prophecy of the Old Testament literally means that one breaks with Christianity and lapses back into Judaism” I agree!

Furthermore, there is nothing in Psalm 2, 22, 110, Dan 2, Zech 9, Isaiah 2 and especially Isaiah 65 that cannot be understood to be referring to the consummation. Dan. 2 conveys to us the invincibility and ultimate victory of the Kingdom and even its inauguration (Mk 1:15). But, it does not speak to the issues relating to what constitutes victory. Indeed, the promise of Psalm 2 revolves around the content of the Messiah’s inheritance not the timing of it, Psalm 2 does not even speak to the issue that separates Realized Mill aka Amil and Post Mil. Similarly, Zech 9 only confirms what both camps readily agree on that the King’s dominion will extend over all the earth. That Psalm 22 affirms that the Messiah will fulfill, inherit both the Abrahamic and Davidic promises is undisputed among reformed students. Psalm 22 speaks about the content of His inheritance (the families/nations). That Postmils interpret “all the families of the earth will remember and turn…” as a promise of a golden age is a possible interpretation, but hardly the only one. Moving on to the New Testament it knows absolutely nothing of imperfect golden-age preaching. While there is a consistent appeal to look for the perfect golden-age of heaven, nothing can be found about an imperfect interim. Everywhere the eternal state is held out as the future hope of the church militant. The millennium is never preached as such. The only satisfactory explanation is that the millennium is a present reality not a future hope. None of the verses offered by our Postmil brothers necessitate a postmil interpretation but rather seeing these fulfillments in Christ coming to once and for all destroy all His enemies hence the “until” and “til” key words, is to correctly exegete these passages. I believe that there is NO biblical warrant to put these events before His coming, if the golden age was such an important event why is the NT not decisive on an era pre-dating Christ return? The silence of in the New Testament record is deafening especially when it is supposed to be explaining and bringing to light the Old Testament. That fact alone should raise a brow and cause reflection and caution.

Optimism vs Pessimism?

In regards to the Postmil accusation that their view is “optimistic” and the Amils is “pessimistic”. I think the folks who talk about that are referring to what life in this world is like, so if some of us don’t think the present millennium means raging political success, we’re pessimists. I rather resent that notion as it is a false claim and it really doesn’t seem as if Scripture is encouraging us to have such an approach to the success of the Gospel, as if its all about our political success now. The Scripture says in this world we will have tribulation which can mean political persecution as well as other things. Yet even in those circumstances the Gospel continues to spread. Of course, Amils believe that eventually things will get worse, and no one wants to hear that. But I don’t feel it’s too optimistic to say it never gets better than this, I’m looking forward, optimistically, to the new heaven and new earth, where righteousness dwells. That doesn’t excuse inaction in sharing the Gospel and helping our neighbors and trying to restrain depravity as God allows us.But the problem is that the Postmil would say that gospel succession can only mean a Christianization of all nations ushering in the golden age but the Amil will say that gospel succession means that it will save God’s elect who are in all nations but not that it will Christianize entire nations or most of the nation so then the Postmil will accuse the Amil of pessimism because they don’t have a million kabillion trillion or whatever people getting saved hence God loses cause there are more people in hell than heaven, that’s silly to be quite frank. If being optimistic means to believe that the gospel will do its job, then for heaven’s sake we are all optimistic, don’t you think. There needs to be more clarification on the whole optimism vs. pessimism thing cause again quite frankly its ridiculous if you ask me. Also I believe that the correct understanding of Christ’s commission is that we are to make disciples OUT OF every nation not make every nation a disciple. Again I see a superimposing of the text in postmil terms. If we allow, as we are supposed to, the New to interpret the Old then we will observe that “all families” and “all gentiles” must mean families and gentiles OUT OF every tongue, nation, and tribes (Revelation) the fullness of the Elect.

Well, there you have it. These are my main reasons as to why I reject the Postmillennial view of eschatology. We as Christians should be placing our hope in the Victorious return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, placing our hope in anything else is misplaced at best and one not taught in Scripture.

In Christian charity…………………Grace and Peace