Because Paul didn’t settle for the present, because his eggs weren’t in that basket, the present could not control him or determine his inner attitude or well-being.
I already feel disappointed that so many, in a search for understanding the life beyond this one, will seek to find it in this film.
We need not live under the fear of an unwritten future, for our hope is anchored in Christ.
If you are a premillennialist, whether dispensational or not, there are several things with which you must reckon.
Godly dissatisfaction with this world is a necessary first step in getting motivated to change it.
Church history has proved this over and over again: the greatest Christians have been those most in love with the future new creation.
The creative tension of the Christian life is trusting fully in God’s timing even as we ache and yearn for the fulfillment of his promises.
Russell Moore has posted a recent lecture given by him @SBTS: “Why I’m Not Pre-Trib (But I Love Those Who Are).”
On September 27, 2009 John Piper, Sam Storms, Jim Hamilton, and Doug Wilson spent a couple hours sitting at a table, in front of a crowd of 800 people, talking end times. Here’s a portion of the background paper Piper wrote explaining the event:
As moderator, I tried to see that each view was fairly represented and defended. My own view is the one represented by Jim Hamilton—historic premillennialism. I think amillenialism is the next most plausible view. Postmillennialism has a long and respected history. In fact, the most influential dead theologian in my life, Jonathan Edwards, was a postmillennialist. Indeed, most of the early missionaries of the modern missionary movement, like William Carey, shared this view as well—the strong conviction that the gospel would triumph in all the world and subdue all other religions, with gospel power, not military power.
There are biblically attractive things about each of these views, and none of them, in their best representation, bears such marks as to suggest the advocates are undermining the precious gospel of Christ. On the contrary, each of them has strengths that specifically honor parts of the Bible that the others seem to honor less.
Postmillennialism seems to honor the power of the gospel and the promises for the Old Testament for the triumph of God’s people over all the nations. Amillennialism seems to honor the warnings of bleak end times as well as the seamlessness between Christ’s coming and the immediate destruction of death, the removal of the enemies …