Postmillenial Eschatology:

The Church is on the Winning Side in History

This was exclusively a preaching session emphasizing the major tenet of Postmillenialism. This is the eschatology of victory. This session sets the stage for the week long module. In this first sessin, there is an emphasis on preaching and the victory of the Gospel. One’s present worldview does impact one’s future activity. We are on the winning side in history because Jesus has all the power. The Great Commission will be fulfilled prior to His Second Coming.

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Kingdom of Christ and Eschatology Series – A series of 28 messages given at Christ Theological Seminary module in January 2010.

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1 – This was exclusively a preaching session emphasizing the major tenet of Postmillennialism. This is the eschatology of victory. This session set the stage for the week long module consisting of 27 lectures. In this first session, there is an emphasis on preaching and the victory of the Gospel. One’s present worldview does impact one’s future activity. We are on the winning side in history because Jesus has all the power. The Great Commission will be fulfilled prior to His Second Coming.

2 – This session discusses the Noahic, Abrahamic, and Mosaic covenants of the covenant of grace. These show how the seed of the woman, the church, will be victorious during these particular eras of human history. Much emphasis is placed on the significance of the Abrahamic covenant where Abraham’s seed will be as numerous as the stars and how the promise of victory for that seed ties into the new covenant.

3 – This session discusses briefly the Davidic Covenant of the covenant of grace with its significance upon a coming king who will have an everlasting kingdom. There is a brief discussion of the overall thrust of the New Covenant. Finally, there is an introduction to a section on hermeneutics (principles of biblical interpretation) and its relationship to eschatology.

4 – This session resumes a discussion on the relationship between hermeneutics (principles of Biblical interpretation) and eschatology. Emphasis is upon the inadequacies of a Dispensational Premillennial perspective in interpreting the Bible.

5 – This session begins to discuss the following critical topics to eschatology: Who is the true Israel? Who is the real Jew? In this lecture, Pastor Otis, gives the exegetical basis for rejecting the Dispensational Premillennial idea that God has two distinct peoples in history, the Jews and the church. In refutation of this, he shows how the church of the New Testament is the true Israel of God and that the church is the true seed of Abraham.

6 – This session resumes the critical point that the church of the New Testament is the true Israel God to whom belong all the spiritual promises of the Abrahamic covenant . Many New Testament passages are carefully studied, demonstrating that the church is the true possessor of all of the Abrahamic promises and that National Israel is not the sole possessor; in fact, it cannot be. This truth is devastating to the Dispensational major thesis that God has two distinct peoples in history.

7 – This session continues the all important topic: Who is the true Israel? The New Testament church is definitively the new Israel of God.

8 – Davidic Kingdom and Jesus’ Messianic Reign
This session begins to discuss the subject: What is the Kingdom of God? It deals with how Old Testament prophesy reveals the nature of the kingdom of God. We begin to look closely at the Davidic Covenant, for understanding this covenant is essential in understanding the overall nature of God’s Kingdom. Particular emphasis is upon the promises of the Davidic Covenant. Particular attention is given to Acts 2 where Jesus fulfills the Davidic promises at His resurrection and ascension.

9 – Promises of the Davidic Kingdom
This session resumes a study of the Kingdom of God with an elaboration upon the promises of the Davidic covenant. Key passages such as Psalm 2, Psalm 110, Genesis 49:8-10, and Acts 2 emphasize the nature of the kingdom as it pertains to the Messiah. It is at Jesus’ resurrection and ascension that the promised blessings of David are instituted.

10 – When Does the Millennium Begin?
This session resumes discussion pertaining to the nature of the kingdom of God. The all important questions of when does the millennium begin and where is the throne of David located are addressed. The biblical answers are devastating to the Dispensational Premillennial scheme. Several Old Testament passages are examined such as Zechariah 6, Daniel 7, and Isaiah 2. Then several New Testament passages are addressed that demonstrate the church as the focus of the Davidic promises.

11 – The Spiritual Nature of the Kingdom
Resuming the discussion of the nature of God’s kingdom this session addresses pivotal passages. Acts 15:13-17 demonstrate that the kingdom promises pertain to the church, not some future period after Christ’s Second Coming. This means that Jesus is presently reigning, and that we are presently in the millenium. Emphasis is placed on what Jesus said about the nature of the kingdom in the Gospel accounts. The kingdom of God is internal in many respects. It is a spiritual kingdom, operating right now.

12 – Understanding Jesus Kingdom Parables

13 – Great Errors in Dispensational Eschatology Part 1

14 – Great Errors in Dispensational Eschatology Part 2

15 – Daniels 70 Week Prophecy

16 – Understanding Matthew 24 Part 1

17 – Understanding Matthew 24 Part 2

18 – Understanding Matthew 24 Part 3

19 – Understanding Matthew 24 Part 4

20 – Who Is the Beast? Part 1

21 – Who Is the Beast? Part 2

22 – Revelation 20 Part 1

23 – Revelation 20 Part 2

24 – Revelation 20 Part 3

25 – Revelation 19

26 – This session begins with a discussion on the nature of the bodily resurrection and the last Day of Judgment. Biblical proof is given that the one bodily resurrection occurs at the same time as the Second Coming and the last Day of Judgment. An accurate view of the Rapture is set forth as opposed to the false view set forth by Dispensationalists and all other Premillennialists. II Peter 3 is a crucial passage demonstrating these truths of a simultaneous occurrence of the Second Coming, of the resurrection, and of the last Day of Judgment.

27 – This is the final session of the seminar. General comments are made about the four millennial views held today among evangelical Christians. Charts are shown that reveal the distinctives of each view.

28 – This session discusses the relationship of Covenant Theology to Eschatology. The covenant of works is briefly discussed, and then an introduction to the covenant of grace demonstrates that this covenant spans both the Old and New Testaments. The Old looks to a coming Messiah, while the New looks back to the Messiah who has come. The Adamic covenant introduces the historical war between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.