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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Quote of the Week

I posted this quote on another blog as a "quote of the week" entry, but I like it so much, I decided to post it here also:

Premillennialists are often accused of being pessimists with regard to their philosophy of history. However, it is premillennialism which provides the most satisfactory answer to the problems of human history. While premillennialists believe that in the age immediately prior to return of the Lord, men will deepen in their rebellion against God, it is premillennialism that points despairing humanity to a coming “Golden Age” during which many of their frustrated hopes and aspirations will find fruition. Mankind has always dreamed of an age of peace, of universal security, happiness and prosperity. Premillennialism looks across the turbulent present to just such a hope at the return of the Sun of Righteousness. It avoids at once the anthropocentric optimism of the old liberalism and the utter helplessness of materialism and fatalism. The premillennial hope is most optimistic for it rests upon divine promise which demands a certain fulfillment.

Ernest Pickering, “The Importance of Premillennialism”, Article from Central Press

5 Comments:

  • I love the fact that the word "anthropocentric" is used in that quote.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 6/09/2007 2:18 PM  

  • Rose, the author would need to explain why the Amillennialist's eternal state is not a satisfactory answer to the problems of human history.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 6/10/2007 4:13 PM  

  • Well, one would have to read the rest of the notes to see that he does .... ha!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 6/10/2007 4:18 PM  

  • "...it is premillennialism that points despairing humanity to a coming “Golden Age” during which many of their frustrated hopes and aspirations will find fruition. Mankind has always dreamed of an age of peace, of universal security, happiness and prosperity. Premillennialism looks across the turbulent present to just such a hope at the return of the Sun of Righteousness."

    Do you not think the Amillennialist would argue that the New Heavens and New earth are such a 'Golden Age'?

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 6/10/2007 4:28 PM  

  • good quote rose.. loved it,
    Steve

    By Blogger Grosey's Messages, at 6/18/2007 9:21 PM  

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