Matthew 24 / Postmillennial

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 11 2021 8:22 AM

I am studying Matthew 24 and would be curious how Postmillennial theologians would deal with this. How do I get there? I'd be open to buying new resources.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2021 9:53 AM

Keith Mathison, Kenneth Gentry, and American Vision have books in Logos. You might check some of those. The first book that came to mind was Gentry's "He Shall Have Dominion," but I don't see that.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 14 2021 7:46 AM

Arnold Fruchtenbaum in Israelogy included this brief summary of Covenant Postmillennialism and Matthew 24 on page 122.

Eschatological messages, such as Matthew 24, are interpreted as fulfilled in Jewish history while ignoring that same history. According to Matthew 24, what Israel will suffer in the period described by the passage will be the worst ever, both past and future (24:21). Covenant. Postmillennialism insists this is a reference to A.D. 70. While that was certainly bad, it was hardly the worst when compared with subsequent persecutions, such as the Nazi Holocaust. Not only does Covenant Theology resort to allegorization of unfulfilled prophecy, it also ignores Jewish history.

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 14 2021 8:09 AM

Curiously, this same text is in this resource. 

Eschatological messages, such as Matthew 24, are interpreted as fulfilled in Jewish history while ignoring that same history. According to Matthew 24, what Israel will suffer in the period described by the passage will be the worst ever, both past and future (24:21). Covenant Postmillennialism insists this is a reference to A.D. 70. While that was certainly bad, it was hardly the worst when compared with subsequent persecutions, such as the Nazi Holocaust. Not only does Covenant Theology resort to allegorization of unfulfilled prophecy, it also ignores Jewish history.

Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, “The Role of Israel in Dispensational Theology,” in Dispensationalism Tomorrow & Beyond: A Theological Collection in Honor of Charles C. Ryrie, ed. Christopher Cone (Ft. Worth, TX: Tyndale Seminary Press, 2008), 127.

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 14 2021 8:30 AM

I read this many years ago from RC Sproul, which was very helpful on the Olivet Discourse. Not sure Sproul was postmillennial, but I think he gets pretty close in this.

https://www.logos.com/product/166476/the-last-days-according-to-jesus-when-did-jesus-say-he-would-return 

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