Magazine
Glorious Future: Optimistic Eschatology
May 2001

Man's Creation and Dominion

By R. J. Rushdoony

What was God's purpose in creating man?

Why Be Optimistic?

By Mark R. Rushdoony

Man, created a religious being, is dependent on faith. He has a mind and reasoning abilities, just as he has lungs and the power of respiration. But reason does not characterize man's nature any more than does breath.

Planning for Defeat

By P. Andrew Sandlin

The eschatology of the pessimists truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy: God has predestined the increasing defeat and irrelevance of His kingdom. His church, and His gospel; therefore, we must create a version of Christianity that conforms to our (lack of) expectations; and, sure enough, as a result of dedication to…

Recent Developments in the Eschatological Debate

By Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D.

Eschatology is so often abused today that it has become a source of positive embarrassment to the integrity of the Christian Faith and Biblical Christianity.

By Thomas Schirrmacher

William Carey is considered the Father of Protestant missions.1 His book, An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens,2 was written in 1792, the beginning of the so-called Great Century3 (1792-1914) between the French and the Russian…

By Joseph P. Braswell

The judgment-scene Christ presents in Matthew 25:31-46 best fits a postmillennial view of eschatology. I mean this in two senses, with especial emphasis upon the second sense that will be explained below.

By Richard Paul Edelman

But there is an even more important issue. The pretribulation rapture scenario, as well as the larger dispensational premillennialism upon which it is founded, is simply not true. It is based on poor, sloppy Biblical scholarship, and is usually accepted by people who have simply had it…

By Craig R. Dumont, Sr.

In the midst of what many call a "post-modern" crisis in which we're told that there is no objective truth and everyone is free to make up his own "reality," the goodness, grace, mercy, and power of God and His eternal law become ever more conspicuous and irrefutable.