The Olivet Discourse (Mt. 24, Mk. 13, Lk. 21)

The Olivet Discourse (Mt. 24, Mk. 13, & Lk 21) is the teaching of Jesus on the destruction of the temple and the coming of the Son of Man.  This is a complex passage to be sure.  The preterist view says that the discourse had everything to do with the fall of the temple in… Continue reading The Olivet Discourse (Mt. 24, Mk. 13, Lk. 21)

Reformed Theology at Odds with Dispensationalism

In his excellent book on eschatology Cornelis Venema spends some time evaluating and critiquing dispensationalism from a Reformed and biblical perspective.  Reformed theology is at odds with dispensationalism in several ways.  One of the major differences is the understanding of promise/fulfillment and type/reality between the Old and New Testaments.  There is much more to the… Continue reading Reformed Theology at Odds with Dispensationalism

8 Points: A Critique of Dispensational Premillennialism

Anthony Hoekema (d. 1988) wrote a helpful critique of dispensational premillennialism in his excellent book, The Bible and the Future.  Because I think they are helpful, I’m going to summarize and edit them below.  I strongly recommend reading the entire 20 page chapter for the full discussion – along with exegesis and detailed explanation. 1)… Continue reading 8 Points: A Critique of Dispensational Premillennialism

A Gentle Critique of Dispensationalism

Though The Millenial Maze by Stanley Grenz isn't my favorite resource on eschatology, it has some strong points.  For example, Grenz gives the strengths and weaknesses of each millennial position - and he does so in a straightforward and fair way.  Here's part of his critique of dispensationalism which specifically has to do with the sharp distinction between the church… Continue reading A Gentle Critique of Dispensationalism

Lloyd-Jones on Dispensationalism

I came across this helpful quote on old-school dispensationalism in chapter 17 of D. M. Lloyd-Jones’ sermons on Romans 8:17-39. “It is important that we emphasize that the plan of salvation did not come into the mind of God after the fall of man.  It was in his mind even before the creation of the… Continue reading Lloyd-Jones on Dispensationalism