Friday, 17 August 2012
This is the same as "Pan-Millennialism". "It will all pan out in the end." It sounds good, but it really isn't.
I used to believe this too, and kept away from the whole topic because those I looked up to as more astute and mature had taught me this (seeming!) circumspection. This holy hesitance often takes this form:All positions have difficulties.I guess it comes down to which difficulties one can live with.
Not being nit-picky, but I no longer believe this. I used to say that all positions have difficulties, but I can't say that about Preterism. The difficulties arose from false assumptions I had, incorrect presuppositions.
Do we all really believe that all - absolutely all - positions have difficulties? What about the position of the Apostle Paul as he taught the Thessalonians and other churches? What about Christ as He taught in the Olivet Discourse?
You might roll your eyes and say this is obviously different.
But if their position is flawless then there exists a flawless position.
Then it is possible to know that flawless position.
Then it is reasonable that there are Christians on this Earth who already have that flawless position seeing that Spirit of Truth guides us.
But we guarantee that we will never arrive at that position as long we truly believe that "All positions have difficulties."
Have you ever heard of Eschatological Agnosticism or Pan-Millennialism? Do you agree or disagree with its stance, that it will all pan out in the end?