A CRITICAL REVIEW OF RC SPROUL’S “THE LAST DAYS ACCORDING TO JESUS”

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OVERVIEW:

R. C. Sproul (RCS) describes the four major theological systems that deal with prophetic Scripture (eschatology = doctrine of “last things”) (pp. 193 – 202). He himself he is a postmillennialist. There are two types of postmillennialists, namely full preterist and partial preterists. He identifies himself as a partial preterist.

James T. Bartsch attempted to identify certain features that are critical to the success of Sproul’s theological system and to demonstrate their weaknesses in light of Scripture.

It is his (and our) conclusion that the proponents of Preterism, or Post-Millennialism, though genuine Christians and sincere in their beliefs, hold to interpretations in the area of eschatology that are simply implausible. They can only maintain their views through an inconsistent hermeneutic (method of interpreting Scripture) that refuses to take prophetic passages of Scripture at face value. Then, to support their views, they are forced to take exegetical leaps (interpretational decisions) that simply do not square with the rest of Scripture.

The PDF document, “A Critique of R. C. Sproul’s “The Last Days According to Jesus” written by James T. Bartsch, below, can either be read online or downloaded for free:

A Critique of R. C. Sproul’s “The Last Days According to Jesus”

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