Social Network Links
Powered by Squarespace
Search the Riddleblog
"Amillennialism 101" -- Audio and On-Line Resources
« Who Said That? | Main | This One Cracked Me Up . . . »

Who Said That?

question mark.jpgOkay, who said that?

"The premillennialist maintains that there will be a lengthy gap in the end-time events into which the millennium will be inserted after Christ’s return; the millennial kingdom will be characterized by the prosperity of a restored Jewish state.  The amillennialist denies any such gap in the end-time events, looking for Christ to return after a basically non-prosperous millennial age.  And the post millennialist is distinguished from the two foregoing positions by holding that there will be no gap in the end-time events; rather, when Christ returns subsequent to the millennial, interadventual, church age. There will have been conspicuous and widespread success for the great commission.  In short, postmillennialism is set apart from the other two schools of thought by its essential optimism for the kingdom in the present age.  This confident attitude in the power of Christ’s kingdom, the power of its gospel, the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit, the power of prayer, and the progress of the great commission, sets postmillennialism apart from the essential pessimism of amillennialism and premillennialism."

The goal is to guess who said this!  So, don't cheat and do a google search.  Leave your answer in the comments section below.

Reader Comments (31)

Loraine Boettner would be my guess.
February 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Hi I think it would possibly be Ken. Gentry or someone in that group.
February 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJim
Interesting quote, filled with post-millennial optimism! My guess is Greg Bahnsen.
February 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNick Kennicott
Keith Mathison?
February 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy
I think it's Bahnsen.
February 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBRIAN DAVILLA
I'm gonna go with Jeremy and guess Keith Mathison.
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRick B.
Sounds like Mathison to me as well
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Lynch
J. Marcellus Kik?
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLars
Doug Wilson, Bahnsen, or maybe Warfield.
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermholst

Those devoted to his zeal pounce upon the amill. I think he would have regretted this, imo.

February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Hmmm. Not sure. But I hadn't myself thought of the amill position as "essentially pessimistic."
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGomarus
It doesn't read like Bahnsen.
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterwalt
Was it Keith Mathison?
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Phelps
One thing that I, as an amil, always wanted to know from postmils was how the complete gathering of all the innumerable mulitiude of the elect to Christ after His ascension and before His return, during which whole nations have turned to God and confessed in true faith from throne and parliament,home and school, church an pulpit "We believe in God the Father almighty...", during which the saints would suffer with Christ that they may undoubtedly be glorified with Him, etc. could ever be considered a pessimistic failure.
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Phelps
Could be Gentry or Boettner or of course Greg Bahnsen as he held the post millennialist view
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
Let me guess--a postmillenialist?

I'll go with Mathison.
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpilgrim
Sorry. Wasn't me. :-)
February 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Mathison
I'm guessing it wasn't Keith Mathison.

Also, I'm thinking a friendly debate between KR and KM would be of great interest to many of us. Maybe even a book, structured something like "Debating Calvinism" by White and Hunt.
February 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
I agree with Wayne on the book idea.
Hey even a dialog on here between the two.
Or how about a WHI program devoted to the two discussing their respective positions?

Thanks for the quotes, Kim!
February 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
Even though Keith denies it, I still think it was Keith. He may have written it in his sleep.

But is that really Keith Mathison commenting on the Riddleblog?

Keith, tell us something only Keith would know.
February 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRick B.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.