The postmillennial end-time viewpoint is not generally accepted by many denominations such as the Baptists but even so many theologians are postmillennialists. The postmillennial viewpoint is common in Reformed Theology.
This viewpoint has problems.This article describes some of these problems in summary form.
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The Kingdom of Israel
The problems with postmillennialism fall into the following general categories:
- The cause of the millennium is contrary to common experience.
- There are assumptions about the nature of God's promises to Israel which are difficult to support from the Bible — read more.
- There is no great tribulation even though the book of Revelation describes this at length — read more.
Problems with Postmillennialism
- The many passages in which God promises a kingdom to Israel are interpreted as conditional promises and are applied to the church. But there are two flaws with this interpretation:
(1) There is no compelling evidence in the Bible that these promises of a future kingdom of Israel are conditional — read more.
(2) Even if these promises were conditional, there is no compelling evidence that the promises would then be passed on to the church — read more. If the promises concerning a future kingdom is void for Israel they would also be void for the church — there would not be a millennial kingdom at all.
- The millennium occurs as a result of the evangelism of the world. This is hard to swallow.
- There is no great tribulation. Yet much of the book of Revelation describes this time period — read more.