Revelation 20 and the Reign of the Saints
Gordan Runyan helps his congregation sort through differing schools of thought regarding the 1000 year period mentioned in Revelation 20, and urges Christians to adopt an optimistic view that motivates the extension of Christ’s kingdom into all areas.
A Present Future Victory
In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, Russell Traweek seeks to show how our worldview regarding the future affects our present actions and purpose with an excerpt from a current sermon series on the book of Nehemiah.
The ‘Already and Not Yet’ Paradigm and Other Eschatological Meanderings.
Dr. Jason Garwood and Jordan Wilson talk about the differences in eschatology as they related to the ‘already, not-yet’ paradigm, and how the postmillennial version impacts history as the gospel is successful in time and space. Thanks for listening!
082: What Does It Mean to Be a Citizen of Heaven?
In episode #82 of the Out of the Question Podcast, the meaning of heavenly citizenship from Philippians 3:20 is discussed in light of the Great Commission and the Kingdom of God.
King Jesus: Understanding the Doctrine of Postmillennialism
In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Rev. Dr. Jason Garwood preaches a sermon on the doctrine of postmillennialism. This was sermon number three in the ‘Politics & Religion’ series preached at Colwood Church in the fall of 2016. Thanks for listening!
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Is Christ’s Church Predestined To Failure?
The vast majority of those who call themselves evangelical Christians believe that the Church of Jesus Christ has been predestinated by God to fail in history. “It cannot possibly succeed!” Millions of Christians believe that the Church will be “raptured” soon, removing Christians from the turmoils and responsibilities of this life.
Rev. Kenneth L. Gentry Th.D., argues otherwise in He Shall Have Dominion. He shows that Christians have many great things to accomplish for Christ before Christ returns bodily to earth.
Two centuries ago, Protestant Christians believed that they would die before Jesus came back to earth. This affected the way they thought, prayed, worked, and saved. They built for the future. They were future-oriented. They were upper-class. Today, many Protestants believe that Jesus is coming back soon, so they will not have to die. This belief affects the way they think, pray, work, and save. They are present-oriented. They are lower-class. He Shall Have Dominion refuted this outlook, verse by verse.
Most Protestants today believe that Jesus cannot rule successfully through His people in every area of life until He returns to earth bodily and sits on a political throne in Jerusalem. (Mormons believe this too, only they think the throne will be in Independence, Missouri.) Other evangelical Christians believe that Jesus cannot rule through His Church until after the final judgment, after Satan is cast into the lake of fire, and that He will never sit on a throne in Jerusalem.
One tiny group believes that Jesus, just like Satan, does not need to be physically present in order for His people to exercise dominion in every area of life. The kingdom of God in history, just the kingdom of Satan in history, operates as God always intended: without the bodily presence of its Master. Jesus, like Satan, rules in history representatively. He Shall Have Dominion shows why.
Most Christians believe that the healing effects of Christ’s gospel of salvation are limited to the individual soul, the Christian family, and the institutional Church. They believe that the gospel can heal personal governments, family governments, and Church governments, but it cannot heal civil governments. They believe that the power of sin in history is greater than the power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, at least outside of the Church and the family.
One tiny group believes that Christ’s salvation is as comprehensive as Adam’s rebellion, and more powerful in history as time goes on. He Shall Have Dominion makes this case.
He Shall Have Dominion is a positive book: positive about the future of the Church. He Shall Have Dominion teaches that Christians will exercise dominion in history. It therefore teaches responsibility. This is why its message is hated. Today’s Christians have been taught that they must flee responsibility, for Jesus’ sake. They would rather believe that God has predestined His Church to failure than believe that they are personally responsible for transforming society. This is why the Church is so weak in our day.
Gary DeMar talks about Greg Bahnsen, new technology, preterism, postmillenialism and his new book.
Eschatology, Moloch Worship, and the Christian Social Order
A talk given at a fellowship meeting on Sunday, May 15, 2016 by Stephen Perks.