Jukasa Includes a detailed appendix, bibliography, and indexes. He shows that this is futrue central to future eschatology. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved. Generally good book on Eschatology. Old Testament Studies Criticism. Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God in both present tense and future tense.
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Other Millennial Positions "Gives an interesting critique of postmillennialism, though he does avoid a few of their stronger arguments. He makes the specific argument that the defeat of Satan began with the coming of Christ. Hoekema is adamant that there is no earthly reign, claiming that the scene in vv.
He sees further parallels in , with the beheaded souls in heaven at the altar. He claims that the two scenes are identical I did find it interesting that he conceded that Paul never speaks of the resurrection of unbelievers.
At the end, though, he simply says it is figurative language. This is anti-climactic, to say the least. He asks the perceptive question p. He says they will be reigning over the new creation. This response is unsatisfactory. Unless we are reigning over dogs and cats, the word reign is being used differently than in its normal sense. Some of the silliness of premil aside, their answers are more satisfactory. Does his exegesis of Revelation 20 work? It is certainly better than previous Augustinian and some postmillennial accounts.
Hoekema rightly avoids this oddity. He struggles, though, to make the point that the reigning in ch. As he notes elsewhere p. Further, his claim that the text nowhere says we are reigning on earth is simply false on at least two counts. Further, the syntax of Rev. Given that the chapter headings are a late addition to the text, and the overwhelming sequential terms in chs. Certainly, we may hear echoes as in Rev.
The martyred souls in Revelation 20 cannot be said to be reigning in heaven. Further, it lacks the gnostic despair that characterized much of institutional amillennialism in the 20th century. ANother odd problem is that while he gave a fantastic account of death and the intermediate state, he totally avoided any discussion of Roman Catholic claims about Purgatory.
Such an omission is mind-boggling.
The Bible and the Future
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