Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Millenium Matters

It is important to mention that at the center of ministry is the eschatological base of the church and her members. A premillennial or amillennial view will not and can not get the job done. These positions are too pessimistic at their core. They can’t see past the idea of an imminent coming or the view that things will get worse and worse until the Lord comes to rescue us. Because we are postmillennial we have a robust and almost militaristic (in a good sense) view of the eschaton. We believe that when Jesus told us to pray that God’s kingdom would come on earth as it is in Heaven he meant it—and so that’s how we pray and how we act. We fully expect him to use us, through our worship, to change the world.

1 comment:

Dave said...

What a glorious future is in store for the children of God. Yes, the gospel of the Lord Jesus will transform the world! Let us rejoice that there is a day coming, when “[T]he earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the the waters cover the sea.”

And what about the great commission to disciple the nations? Let’s hear from another post-mil, the Puritan Mathew Henry.
In his commentary on Matthew, Henry writes, “What is the principle intention of this commission; to disciple all nations. … Admit them disciples; do your utmost to make the nations Christian nations; … go, and disciple them.”