Five Solas


Gentry, He Shall Have Dominion, pp.249-250

Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., He Shall Have Dominion: A Postmillennial Eschatology, Tyler, Texas, Institute for Christian Economics, 1992, pp.249-250

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The Principle of Gradualism

“A proper understanding of the eschatological victory set forth in Scripture requires the recognition of an important redemptive-historical method of divine operation: gradualism - “here a little; there a little” gradualism (Isa. 28:10). This principle expects the developmental expansion of the kingdom over time. Contrary to postmillennialism, the dispensationalist and premillennialist operate on the basis of catastrophism. In their theological systems, the kingdom of Christ in all of its attendant glory will invade history as a great catastrophe. It will be introduced by wars and rumors of wars, as it is suddenly imposed on a recalcitrant world. The principle of gradualism, however, is well-grounded in Scripture.”