The New Testament quotes from Psalm 110 more than from any other Old Testament passage. This apostolic emphasis deserves more attention than it has so far received. In the New Testament references to this passage we find the determinant keys to Eschatology, or the doctrine of the future. The resulting ideas we glean from how Peter, Paul, and others apply Psalm 110 overturn much of the popular understanding of prophecy and “end times” teaching. A more consistent understanding will help modern Christians see through popular doom and gloom, through maniacal apocalyptic hysteria, and instead apprehend an optimism and goal-oriented Christian life many have not even yet considered.
I previously posted “Five things Postmillennialism is not.” I then began to dispel five similar myths about Dominion Theology. This post is the completion of those five points. 1. Dominion Theology is not a bad word Point one is so long it got its own post, here. 2. Dominion Theology is not about top-down control Many recoil […]
Critics and proponents alike sometimes express mistaken notions about Postmillennialism. These falsehoods lead to damaging myths and rumors about the position. Several of these have persisted to greater or lesser degrees, some due to misunderstanding, some to bad examples, and others to carelessness or even malice. I would like to dispel a few of the […]
This weekend, Al Mohler entered the argument over “redeeming culture” by . . . drumroll . . . blaming both World Wars on postmillennialism. I would like to offer a brief response to the more muddled points in order to clarify the historical record, and note the real problems behind such horrors. On his June […]
Isaiah introduces this passage with God promising a glorious revision: “behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” The language, of course, parallels the first verse of the Bible: God created the heavens and the earth. Scripture, then, focuses on God as […]