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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," February Edition, 2011

Judgment Is Coming

“God has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:31).

On the basis of this appeal to a coming universal judgment day, all men everywhere are commanded to repent (Acts 17:30). Repentance is not an option, it is a necessity. And it is a necessity that lies at the heart of God’s universal plan of salvation. “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 17:3, 5).

Any system of teaching, such as modern dispensational premillennialism, which exempts racial Jews from their need to repent of sin in the light of a coming great white throne judgment day, is not the true teaching of the Bible.

Jesus is not coming to set up His kingdom, as dispensational premillennialism falsely teaches. He already did that at the time of His first advent. The teaching of the Bible is that Christ will judge the world in righteousness when He returns. He is qualified to do this because His bodily resurrection from the dead has attested to all men, including the Jews, that redemption is complete.

Premillennialism denies the the fullness and finality of redemption clearly expressed in Acts 17:31. One cannot be truly biblically saved from sin and believe premillennialism's false gospel of redemptive fullness and finality denial (see II Thess. 2:11).

The true Christian gospel is an ultimatum affirmation; premillennialism rides forward on the presumption of equivocation and denial; the two differing philosophies do not, and cannot, mix, match, or square.

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