March 26, 2014

Sam Storms Reviews Biblical Eschatology

Menn’s treatment of the broader hermeneutical issues is quite good, and he also interacts at some length with the development of the various points of view in church history. To the chagrin of many today, Menn agrees with the conclusions of Alan Boyd and his ThM thesis at Dallas Theological Seminary that “none of the distinctive beliefs of dispensational premillennialism were present in the apostolic and post-apostolic era” (63).
In his lengthy chapter on the various millennial views Menn identifies the primary problem with premillennialism: its failure to reckon sufficiently with the finality that comes with the second coming of Christ: in terms of a single final judgment, a single final resurrection, the end of all physical death, the removal of the curse from the natural creation, the termination of all hope for personal conversion, and so on.
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