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Cross-Examination: Objections to Postmillenialism Part 2

Each month the "Cross-Examination" column presents a summary statement of a Reformed and Reconstructionist conviction in theology or ethics, and then offers brief answers to common questions, objections or confusions which people have about that belief. Send issues or questions you would like addressed by Dr. Bahnsen to the editor.

As we saw in our last study, postmillennialists believe that Jesus established the kingdom of God on earth during His first advent. "God has highly exalted Him to His right hand to be a Prince and Savior that He might give repentance and forgiveness of sins" (Acts 5:31). He is now "the only Potentate, the King of kings and the Lord of lords" (1 Timothy 6:15). He must reign until all opposition is defeated, and then He will deliver up the kingdom to the Father - at His second coming, which is "the end" of history (l Corinthians 15:24-25).