2 DVDs. Formal, public debate between Dr. Richard Gaffin (Westminster Theological Seminary) and Kenneth Gentry at the Van Til Conference in Maryland. Each debater opens with a 40 minute positive presentation and then engage in cross-examination. (Over 2 1/2 hours)
Dr. Gaffin argued that the Christian is called to suffer in this world and should not expect the amelioration of sinful conditions. Dr. Gentry countered that though the Christian should expect and endure suffering in history, ultimately these conditions will be lessened as the gospel expands its influence.
If interested in the Amill/Postmill debate, we also recommend the book edited by Dr. Gentry: "Thine Is the Kingdom." The two chapters by Dr. Gentry focus on and rebut arguments by Amillennialists against Postmillennialism. This book is also available on our website.
Posted by Emerson on 20th Dec 2013
Gaffin makes a good opening, but as Proverbs 18:17 puts it "The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him". Gentry's opening is far superior in presentation, style and content; he shows from a broad spectrum of Scripture what is the basis for the Postmill frame. On cross-examinaxion Gaffin gets fairly lost and unable to contradict Gentry.
I'm very thankful for Dr. Gentry's ministry as he's unafraid to take the conclusions of sounds hermeneutics to wherever the Bible takes us.
PS: the 4 stars (in lieu of 5) were for some parts of the DVD 1 that skipped.
Posted by John B. on 5th Dec 2012
Your explanation of Postmillennialism was one of the best I heard because I could listen to it explained which benefited me more than reading about it. God Bless your ministry.