Category Archives: Prophecy

The Millennium – Critique of Grenz’ View of Revelation 20:1-6 – Conclusion

These posts have shown that a straightforward reading of Revelation 20 reveals a future one thousand year rule of Jesus Christ on earth during which time resurrected martyrs will reign with him and Satan will be bound. Stanley Grenz (in … Continue reading

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The Millennium – Critique Of Grenz’ View Of Revelation 20:1-6 – Part 7

Inadequacy of Prophetic Language Postmillennialists err when they base their interpretation of the Old Testament on a supposed inability to describe the future. Whether this fault is conceived as a weakness of the prophets, a basic limitation of language, or … Continue reading

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The Millennium – Critique Of Grenz’ View Of Revelation 20:1-6 – Part 6

Theological Dead Ends According to postmillennial interpretation of Revelation 19:11-21, the Rider on a white horse represents “the victory of Christ in the proclamation of the good news” (Stanley Grenz, The Millennial Maze: Sorting out Evangelical Options, page 73). The … Continue reading

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The Millennium – Critique Of Grenz’ View Of Revelation 20:1-6 – Part 5

Present Application versus Knowledge of the Future There is another logical error found in much of the amillennial literature and repeated by Stanley Grenz (in The Millennial Maze: Sorting out Evangelical Options). It is the (proper) emphasis on the present-day … Continue reading

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The Millennium – Critique Of Grenz’ View Of Revelation 20:1-6 – Part 4

Confusing Improper Attitudes with Incorrect Interpretation Postmillennialists emphasize that Christ has already received all power and authority, so there is no more authority to be given him in a future millennial reign.  Christ fully reigns now and his power is … Continue reading

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The Millennium – Critique Of Grenz’ View Of Revelation 20:1-6 – Part 3

Historical Misinformation Stanley Grenz (in The Millennial Maze: Sorting out Evangelical Options) shows his strength in Chapter Two, where he narrates the history of theological thinking about the millennium. It is helpful getting a sense of scope and sequence in … Continue reading

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The Millennium – Critique Of Grenz’ View Of Revelation 20:1-6 – Part 2

The Historical Church Developing Doctrine as Opposed to God Revealing Truth Stanley Grenz (in The Millennial Maze: Sorting out Evangelical Options), in chapter one (“The Nearness of the End”, page 24), takes another illogical tack.  This time he uses the … Continue reading

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