Endnotes

 

Section I

[1]  Gary North

[2]  Hal Lindsey, The Late Great Planet Earth  (Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan,  1970) 134.

[3]  Quoted by Dr. Kenneth Gentry in forward to Joseph R. Balyeat's  Babylon:  The Great City of Revelation  (Sevierville, TN: 1991) 8.

[4]  Whittaker Chambers, Witness (New York:  Random House, 1952) 541, Testimony of Whittaker Chambers before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (August 3, 1948), HEARINGS REGARDING COMMUNIST ESPIONAGE IN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, at http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/hiss/8-3testimony.html.

[5]  Josef Ton in Wheaton Alumni (Aug./Sept., 1991); quoted by Gary North in ICE subscriber letter (Tyler, TX:  Oct., 1991)

[6]  Robert Clouse, ed.,  The Meaning of the Millennium:  Four Views  (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1977).

[7]  For examples of church creeds see David Chilton, Days of Vengeance:  An Exposition of the Book of Revelation, (Ft. Worth, TX: Dominion  Press, 1987) 530-31.

[8]  Dave Mac Pherson, "Did Pre-Tribulationism Begin in 1827?" The Chalcedon  Report  (No.331, Feb. 1993) 26-28.  Also see his The Incredible  Cover-Up  (Medford, OR: Omega, [1975] 1980).

[9]  See Greg L. Bahnsen and Kenneth Gentry, House Divided: The Breakup of Dispensational Theology  (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics  [ICE], 1989)  238-45; and Francis Nigel Lee, "Always Victorious!  The Earliest Church Not Pre- But Postmillennial" (Brisbane, Australia, 2000) 17, at www.dr-fnlee.org/postmill/postmill.html.

[10]  Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 135. (See also at Chapters  119, 120, 123, 125, 130-31.)  Cited in House Divided, 325.  Also see Alan Patrick Boyd, "A Dispensational Premillennial Analysis of  the Eschatology of the Post-Apostolic Fathers [Until the Death of  Justin Martyr]," unpublished master's thesis, Dallas Theological Seminary,  1977.

[11]  John S. Feinberg, "Preface,"  Continuity and Discontinuity  (1989) xii.  Quoted in Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., He Shall Have Dominion   (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1992) 115-16.

[12]  Donald Grey Barnhouse, He Came Unto His Own  (New York: Revell,  1933) 17.  Cited in John H. Gerstner, Wrongly Dividing the Word  of Truth: A Critique of Dispensationalism (Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth  & Hyatt, 1991) 171.  Also see Pentecost, Thy Kingdom Come, 463-66; and C.I. Scofield, Scofield Reference Bible, 1011, note  2.

[13]  Hal Lindsey, The Rapture  (Toronto: Bantam, 1985) 70-71.

[14]  Ibid.,   79-80; The Late Great Planet Earth (New York: Bantam, 1990 [1970]) 131.

[15]  The Rapture, 92-93.

[16]  See Gary DeMar, "Show Me the Text!," Biblical Worldview (May 1998) at http://www.avision1.com/biblical_worldview/BWV-98/BWV05-1.html

[17]  John F. Walvoord,  The Rapture Question  (Grand Rapids: Zondervan,  1957) 78-79; and Thomas D. Ice, "Dispensationalism, Date-Setting  and Distortion," Biblical Perspectives, vol. 1, no. 5 (Se /Oct. 1988) 1; cited in Bahnsen and Gentry, House Divided, 362 n30.

[18]  See Hal Lindsey, The Terminal Generation;  The Late Great Planet Earth  (Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan, 1970) 133; and all his other books.

[19]  J. Dwight Pentecost, Things to Come, 495-511.

[20]  See a review of the movie by postmillennialist Gary North at:  http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north30.html.

[21]  R.J. Rushdoony, Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation (Tyler, TX: Thoburn Press, [1970] 1978)

[22]  Greg Bahnsen, "The Prima Facie Acceptability of Postmillennialism"  Journal of Christian Reconstruction, Vol. III, No. 2, (Winter, 1976-77) 68.

[23]  For the distinctives of the views on this page see J. Dwight Pentecost,  Things to Come  (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1958) 156-92.

[24]  Ryrie, Dispensationalism Today  (Chicago: Moody Press, 1965) 31.  Quoted in Gentry, He Shall Have Dominion, 147.  Also see  Vern Poythress, Understanding Dispensationalists (Grand Rapids: Zonderrvan, 1987) 53.

[25]  For an analysis of the theological errors of Dispensationalism see John H. Gerstner, Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth  (Brentwood,  TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1991); and Oswald T. Allis, Prophecy and the Church  (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1945).

[26]  Russell Bradley Jones, The Latter Days  (Grand Rapids: Baker,  1961)  50, 63, 181 n. 8.

[27]  From Hal Lindsey, There's a New World Coming  (Santa Ana, CA: Vision House,  1973).  Also see quote from Days of Vengeance, 11-13.

[28]  See Dwight Wilson, Armageddon Now!: The Premillenarian Response to Russia and Israel Since 1917  (Tyler, TX: ICE, [1977] 1991); and Gary North, Rapture Fever:  Why Dispensationalism is Paralyzed  (Tyler, TX: ICE, ).

[29]  Milton Terry, Biblical Apocalyptics: A Study of the Most Notable  Revelations of God and of Christ in the Canonical Scriptures (New York: Eaton And Mains, 1989) 401.  Quoted in Chilton, Days of Vengeance, 344 n.22.

[30]  Milton Terry, Biblical Hermeneutics  (Grand Rapids: Zondervan,  re  1974) 231.

[31]  Dispensationalist Dwight Pentecost admits that a decadent hyper-literalism was the method of interpretation current among Jews of Jesus' day in Things to Come, 19.

 

Section II

[1]  Gary North, "Critical Mass: Part XI: The Youth Ministry,"  Christian  Reconstruction  (Tyler, TX: ICE, Vol. XVII, No. 1; Jan./Feb. 1993).

[2]  John F. Walvoord, The Millennial Kingdom (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan,  1959) 196, cf. 201.

[3]  Hal Lindsey, The Late Great Planet Earth, 159.

[4]  Pentecost, Things To Come, 102, 529.  Yet he also says that the Davidic Covenant must be fulfilled literally, requiring "Messiah's reign over  David's kingdom from David's throne," (emphasis added) 115, cf. 104-114.

[5]  Ibid., 498.

[6]  R.C. Sproul, "Quo Vadis?," Tabletalk  (June 1983) Vol. 12, No.  3, 3.  Quoted in Gary DeMar, The Debate over Christian Reconstruction  (Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1988) 212-14. 

[7]  The following is from Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., The Greatness of the Great Commission  (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1990).

[8]  David Brown, Christ's Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial?  (Edmonton, Alberta: Still Waters Revival Books, [1840's edition] 1990)  Chs. IV and V.  Also see William Symington, Messiah the Prince or The Mediatorial Dominion of Jesus Christ  (Edmonton Alberta: Still  Waters Revival Books, [1884 edition] 1990) 353.

[9]  David Chilton, Paradise Restored:  A Biblical Theology of Dominion  (Ft. Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1985) 24ff., 146ff.  Gary DeMar  and Peter Leithart, The Reduction of Christianity:  Dave Hunt's Theology  of Cultural Surrender  (Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1988) 160-70.

[10]  See Greg Bahnsen, "This World and the Kingdom of God," in Gary  DeMar and Peter Leithart, The Reduction of Christianity, 351-57.

[11]  See Roderick Campbell, Israel and the New Covenant  (Phillipsburg,  NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, [1954] 1982).

[12]  See Gary North, Unconditional Surrender:  God's Program for Victory  (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1988) 316.  Interestingly,  J. Dwight Pentecost revised his definitive book on Dispensationalism,  Things to Come, from the 1958's version in which he took the standard  defeatist view of these parables, to the postmil interpretation in the 1987 edition.  See Gary North's forward to Gentry, He Shall Have Dominion,   xxiv-xxv.

[13]  Gentry,  The Greatness of the Great Commission.  Also see John Calvin's Isaiah Commentary (65:17).

[14]  Gary North, "Common Grace, Eschatology, and Biblical Law," in Chilton, Days of Vengeance, Appendix C, 622-64.

[15]  Gary North, "What Are Biblical Blueprints?," Liberating Planet Earth: An Introduction to Biblical Blueprints  (Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1987)   186-87.

[16]  Gary North, Liberating Planet Earth, 30.  Also see North, Moses & Pharaoh: Dominion Religion versus Power Religion  (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1985);  Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of Exodus  (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1989);  Healer of the Nations: Biblical Principles  for International Relations  (Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1987);   Marx's Religion of Revolution: Regeneration through Chaos  (Tyler,  TX: ICE, 1989); George Grant, The Changing of the Guard:  Biblical  Blueprints for Political Action  (Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishers, 1988).

[17]  For the Christian origin of the idea of progress see: Stanley Jaki, Science and Creation:  From eternal cycles to an oscillating  universe  (Edinburg: Scottish Academic Press, [1974] 1980); Charles  Norris Cochrane, Christianity and Classical Cultural: a Study in Thought and Action from Augustus to Augustine  (New York: Oxford University  Press, [1944] 1957); St. Augustine, The City  of God; and Gentry,  He Shall Have Dominion,  6-16.

[18]  Greg Bahnsen, No Other Standard: Theonomy and its Critics  (Tyler,  TX: ICE, 1991)  14 n.28.

[19]  Karl Marx, "Address at the Hague Congress," (1872) see at a version here; Quoted in  Dennis Peacocke, Winning the Battle for the Minds of Men  (Santa Rosa, CA:  Alive and Free, 1987)   xi.

[20]  Charles Spurgeon is a rare example of an historic premillennialist  who held to the earthly victory of the church before the second advent and the millennium (see  p.109 of this bible study).

 

Section III

[1]  A great many books defend the preterist view of the Great Tribulation.   Some of the more recent ones:  David Chilton, Paradise Restored:  An Eschatology of Dominion  (Tyler, TX: Reconstruction Press, 1985)  and The Great Tribulation  (Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1987);  Gary DeMar, Last Days Madness: The Folly of Trying to Predict When Christ Will Return  (Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1991); J. Marcellus  Kik,  An Eschatology of Victory  (Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian  and Reformed Publishing Co., 1971);  William R. Kimball,  What the Bible Says About The Great Tribulation (Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1984).

[2]  J. Stuart Russell, The Parousia (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, [1887] 1990)  20-21.

[3]  Greg Bahnsen, "The Prima Facie Acceptability of Postmillennialism,"   58.  Russell Bradley Jones, The Latter Days, 163.  Gentry, He  Shall Have Dominion, 271-75.

[4]  In "Jeremiah," in Walvoord and Zuck, Bible Knowledge Commentary:  Old Testament, (Wheaton, IL: Victor, 1985) 1135.

[5]  See Kimball, What the Bible Says About the Great Tribulation, 100-04 (with Deut. 28:53-57).

[6]  See Ibid.,  77-80.

[7]  Kenneth Gentry, The Greatness of the Great Commission, 50-54.

[8]  Francis Nigel Lee, taped lecture.

[9]  See Kimball,  What the Bible Says About the Great Tribulation, 106.

[10]  Josephus, Wars  3:1

[11]  This note provided for my friend, Mark Bowman.

[12]  David Chilton, The Great Tribulation,  25; Paradise Restored, 97-105; Kik,  An Eschatology of Victory,  137.

[13]  Kik,  An Eschatology of Victory, 158-65.

[14]  Gary DeMar, "The Passing Away of Heaven and Earth" in Last Days Madness, 4th ed. (American Vision, 2001).  An earlier version of the essay is at: http://www.preteristarchive.com/PartialPreterism/demar-gary_pp_04.html

[15]  Josephus: Complete Works  (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1960); see http://bible.crosswalk.com/History/BC/FlaviusJosephus/.  Josephus' records are directly correlated with passages in  Matthew 24 and Revelation in the following books:  Joseph Balyeat, Babylon: The Great City of Revelation,   107-24; David Chilton, Paradise Restored; Kenneth Gentry, Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation; William R. Kimball, What the Bible Says About The Great Tribulation.

[16]  Greg Bahnsen, "The Prima Facie Acceptability of Postmillennialism," 58.

[17]  From Kenneth Gentry, The Beast of Revelation (Tyler, TX: ICE,  1989) and Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation (Tyler,  TX, 1989).

[18]  See Balyeat, Babylon -The Great City Of Revelation, 128, n.1.

[19]  Greg L. Bahnsen and Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., House Divided, 264, 280.

[20]  See Balyeat, Babylon - The Great City Of Revelation.

[21]  David S. Clark, The Message from Patmos: A Postmillennial Commentary  on the Book of Revelation  (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1989  [reprint]); Greg Bahnsen, "The Book of Revelation: An Exposition"  (taped lectures) (Covenant Tape Ministry, 434 Greenwood Avenue, Nash,  TX 75569); Vic Lockman, The Book of Revelation: A Cartoon Illustrated Commentary  ( O. Box 1916, Romona, CA 92065).

[22]  Russell,  The Parousia, 346-50, cf.  3, 437-40, 482-97.

[23]  Gentry, He Shall Have Dominion, 381-82.

[24]  Chilton, Days of Vengeance, 442-43.

[25]  See Chilton, Days of Vengeance,  485-88.

[26]  James B. Jordon, Biblical Chronology,  Vol. 11, No. 8, (Aug.,  1990)  2.

[27]  Augustine, City of God,  Book XX.

[28]  Brown, Christ's Second Coming,  218.

[29]  Gary North, 75 Bible Questions Your Instructors Pray You Won't Ask  (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1988) 151-52.

[30]  Ibid., 179-80.

[31]  Kik,  Eschatology of Victory, 228.

[32]  Kenneth Gentry, "The Man of Lawlessness," (46 Main St., Conestee,  SC 29363 [unpublished], 1992)   9.

[33]  Quoted in J. Stuart Russell, The Parousia, 188.

[34]  Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Perilious Times:  A Study in Eschatological Evil (Texarkana, AR:  Covenant Media Press, 1999) 110.

[35]  J. Stuart Russell, The Parousia, 188.

[36]  Dr. Greg Bahnsen, "The Pessimistic Passages" (taped lecture)

[37]  Phillip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. II, 74.   Lockman, The Book of Revelation,  43.

[38]  See Gentry,  He Shall Have Dominion, 386-87.

[39]  Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Perilious Times:  A Study in Eschatological Evil, 100-01.

[40]  Gentry, "The Man of Lawlessness," 4.

[41]  Keith A. Mathison, Postmillennialism:  An Eschatology of Hope (Phillipsburg, NJ:  P&R Publishing, 1999) 223-33

[42]  Gary DeMar, "When ‘Near’ Means ‘Not Near’ and ‘Near’" Biblical Worldview, June 2007, at www.americanvision.org/bwarchive/Near_06-07.pdf

[43]  See John Owen, Works, 16 vols. (London: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1965-68) Vol. 9,   134-35; and Chilton, The Days of Vengeance, 540-45.

[44]  Gentry, He Shall Have Dominion, 301-05.

[45]  For further info. see Gary DeMar, Last Days Madness (Brentwood,  TN: Wolgemuth and Hyatt, 1991)  173-78; Kenneth Gentry, "Daniel  9:24-27" (unpublished paper, 1992); Kik, An Eschatology of Victory, 104-11; and Barton Payne, The Imminent Appearing of Christ  (Grand  Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1962) 148-49.

[46]  See James Jordan, The Handwriting on the Wall:  A Commentary on the Book of Daniel (Powder Springs, GA:  American Vision, 2007).

[47]  Gary DeMar, "But is it in the Bible?," Biblical Worldview (March 2001) at www.graceonlinelibrary.org/articles/full.asp?ID=21%7C21%7C212; DeMar, Last Days Madness, 200-04; Chilton, The Days of Vengeance, 519-24.

 

Section IV

[1]  Dave Hunt, "Dominion and the Cross," Tape 2 of "Dominion:  The  World and New World Order" (1987) published by Omega Letter, Ontario,  Canada. cf. Dave Hunt, Beyond Seduction: A Return to Biblical Christianity  (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1987) 250.

[2]  "Is Christ or Satan Ruler of this World?," Christianity Today, 43.

[3]  Quoted by Dr. Kenneth Gentry in forward to Joseph R. Balyeat's Babylon,  8.

[4]  Ibid. 

[5]  Peter Lalonde, "Dominion: A Dangerous New Theology," Tape 1 of "Dominion:  The Word and New World Order"

[6]  David Schnittger, "Christian Reconstruction from a Pretribulational  Perspective" (Oklahoma City, OK: Southwest Radio Church, 1986) 7.

[7]  John F. Walvoord, The Millennial Kingdom (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1959) 134.

[8]  H. Wayne House and Tommy Ice, Dominion Theology:  Curse or Blessing  (Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1988) 130.

[9]  Ibid., 341-342.

[10]  Charles Spurgeon, The Treasury of David: An Expository and Devotional  Commentary on the Psalms, (7 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Guardian Press,  [1870-1885] 1976, vol. 4) 102.

[11]  Fredrick Edwords and Stephen McCabe, "Getting Out God's Vote:  Pat Robertson and the Evangelicals," The Humanist (May/June 1987) 10.

[12]  Robert Strong, The Presbyterian Guardian, (January 10, 1942).  Quoted in Greg Bahnsen, "The Prima Facie Acceptability of Postmillennialism," 65.

[13]  Willaim E. Cox, Amillennialism Today  (Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1966) 5.  Quoted in Greg Bahnsen, "The Prima Facie Acceptability of Postmillennialism," 65.

[14]  DeMar and Leithart, The Reduction of Christianity, 257-70.

[15]  By the admission of Dispensationalists: H. Wayne House and Thomas  D. Ice, Dominion Theology: Blessing Curse?  (Portland, OR: Multnomah,  1988)  210; and Dave Hunt, Whatever Happened to Heaven?  (Eugene,  OR: Harvest House, 1988) 3, 9, and back cover.

[16]  John MacArthur, Jr., The Gospel According to Jesus: What Does Jesus Mean When He Says, 'Follow Me'?  (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan,  1988)  25.

[17]  Lewis Sperry Chafer, Grace,  124.

[18]  Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology, 376.

[19]  Charles Ryrie, Ryrie Study Bible, 1950.

[20]  Charles Ryrie, Believing the Christian Life,  170.

[21]  Clarence Larkin, Dispensational Truth  (Philadelphia, PA: Larkin, 1918)  87.

[22]  Charles Ryrie, Dispensationalism Today, 109.

[23]  Ibid., 108.

[24]  C.I. Scofield, Scofield Reference Bible, 1115.

[25]  Lewis Sperry Chafer, "Dispensationalism," Bibliotheca Sacra  93 (1936): 93.

[26]  Charles Ryrie, So Great Salvation (Wheaton, IL: Victor, 1989) 141.

[27]  John H. Gerstner, Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth:  A Critique of Dispensationalism,  214.

[28]  A.W. Tozer, Divine Conquest  (Harrisburg, PA: Christian Publishing,  1940) 35-36.

[29]  John H. Gerstner, Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth, 153.

[30]  Greg Bahnsen, Theonomy in Christian Ethics,  (Phillipsburg, NJ:  Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1984)

[31]  Gary North, Moses & Pharaoh: Dominion Religion Versus Power Religion, 1-5.

[32]  Dwight Pentecost, Thy Kingdom Come, 446-47.

[33]  Ibid., 447.

[34]  Rousas John Rushdoony, The Roots of Reconstruction (Vallecito, CA:  Ross House Books, 1991) 116-17.

[35]  See Joseph R. Balyeat, Babylon: The Great City of Revelation,  (Sevierville, TN: Onward Press, 1991)  128 n. 1.

[36]  See DeMar, The Debate, 72-73.

[37]  Gentry, He Shall Have Dominion, 352-60; James B. Jordan,  Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World  (Brentwood,  TN: Wolgemuth &Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1988) 246-49.

[38]  Gary North, Liberating Planet Earth, 22-25.

[39]  Hal Lindsey, The Road to Holocaust  (New York, NY: Bantum Books,  1989).  For a response see Steve Schlissel and David Brown, Hal Lindsey and the Restoration of the Jews  (Edmonton, Alberta: Still Waters  Revival Books, 1990);  Appendices B and C in Gary DeMar, The Debate  Over Christian Reconstruction  (Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1988);  and Bahsen and Gentry, House Divided, Appendix B,   367-79.  John  Walvoord quotes postmillennialist Charles Hodge (although not identifying  him as postmil) as teaching the future conversion of Israel and that  his position is that of the historic church.  The Millennial Kingdom, 189; cf. Charles Hodge,  Epistle to the Romans,  584-85.

[40]  Dwight Wilson, Armageddon Now!, 13, 16, 94, 95.

 

Appendix 1

[1]  Greg Bahnsen, "The Prima Facie Acceptability of Postmillennialism," 54.

[2]  Gary North, Millennialism and Social Theory, (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990)  285-94.  Also see Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., He Shall Have Dominion,  526-39; The Greatness of the Great Commission, 140n.; and John Calvin, The Covenant Enforced: Sermons on Deuteronomy 27 and 28, James B. Jordan, Ed. (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990).

[3]  Greg Bahnsen, "The Prima Facie Acceptability of Postmillennialism," 69-76.

[4]  Steve Schlissel and David Brown, Hal Lindsey and the Restoration of the Jews.

[5]  See Balyeat, Babylon - The Great City Of Revelation; and Brown, Christ's Second Coming, 366-73.

[6]  The following answers to biblical questions about postmillennialism were derived from Kenneth Gentry's He Shall Have Dominion,  468-91. See his book for more complete answers and references.

 

Appendix 2

[1]  For a longer history of failed predictions of the end of the world, see Francis X. Gumerlock and James Talmage, The Day and the Hour (American Vision Press, 2000).  www.prophecybooks.com/.