Conquering Love

Thoughts from a witty postmillennialist:

"Now the Bible says that Jesus died in order that the world would not be condemned. Modern evangelicals say that the world, when all is said and done, will be condemned. The Bible says that He is the Savior of the world. We say that He is the potential Savior for a world which won't let Him be its Savior. The Bible says that Abraham and his heirs would inherit the world through faith. We say that Abraham and his heirs can go to heaven when they die. . . Such triumphalism frightens us. The task frightens us, and so we feel the need to get away from what the Bible says. But unlike liberals, modern evangelicals do not feel the freedom to reject the words of the Bible . . . at least overtly. And so we prod and squeeze, and exegete, and lop off, and hermeneut, and shape, and form, and publish journals, and tell one another what the Greek word for this is, and figure out what already/not yet is supposed to mean, and settle into our eschatologies.
Boiled down, our problem is that we are slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken."

Doug Wilson, "Conquering Love."