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Author: Vic Reasoner
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Publisher: Fundamental Wesleyan Publishers (1999)
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The hope of the gospel: An introduction to Wesleyan eschatology by Vic Reasoner

Reasoner surveys the primary Old and New Testament passages which deal with "last things. He then explains the major theological positions, how they have developed across history, and what difference it all means. Be the first to ask a question about The Hope of the Gospel. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

By Dr. Vic Reasoner, Fundamental Wesleyan Publishers, Evansville, IN. 1999. American Fundamentalism has been married to the theory of Premillennial Dispensationalism for well over 100 years. During that time of dominance in fundamentalism, we have heard date setting of our Lord's return many times. From them, many conspiracy theories have come into being. Though Dr. Reasoner's book is not designed to focus on this doctrine in the Church at large, he does give a good overview of the Church in general in the first five chapters tracing the growth of Premillennial Dispensationalism in Methodism. This intense overview illustrates how Methodism and other Bible Believing Churches went from a Postmillennial view of eschatology (prophecy) to a Premillennial Dispensational position of prophecy.

An Introduction to Wesleyan Eschatology. The essays below have appeared in the "Fellowship" newsletter, which is the "Official Communication from the International Fellowship of Bible Churches Incorporated. These essays and others will soon appear in a book with the above title. Again, we thank Dr. Reasoner for his kindness in this matter. The Dominion Mandate. Sometimes we despair of ever completing the job, but God's promise to Abraham, when we understand it properly, gives us hope. John describes a multitude in heaven so great that no one could count them.

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The Hope of a Christian World: Wesleyan Eschatology and Cultural Transformation" by Dr. Vic Reasoner. Download this Episode. Episode 39: Eschatology (Part 1) 0. May 15, 2018. It is time to talk about the end of the world! In this episode we will jump into the topic of Eschatology or the study of the "end times. We will start off by discussing the four major Eschatological positions: Historic Premillennialism, Dispensational Premillennialism, Amillennialism, and Postmillennialism. What would it be like for Evangelical Arminians and Evangelical Calvinists to work together for the sake of the Gospel? What would it be like for us to see one another as brothers? What if we "agree to disagree" and then work together to advance the Kingdom of God like Wesley and Whitfield did?

In his book, The Hope of the Gospel: An Introduction to Wesleyan Eschatology, Vic Reasoner shows how Arminianism naturally leads to a victorious postmillennial approach to history. I would love to see Reasoner have a larger platform. The Free Will Baptists have had several thinkers. Best among these are Robert E. Picirilli and Leroy Forlines who have both taught at Free Will Baptist College.

An Introduction To The Gospel Of John. I. Author: The Apostle John, Son Of Zebedee. A. Strictly speaking, the Gospel of John does not name its author-it is anonymous. But there is evidence which can lead to the conclusion that is was the Apostle John. 1. Chapter 21 need not be considered a portion later added to the original conclusion of the Gospel. 2. The two pronged purpose statement for the book relates to the two pronged thrust of the book 10. The first half of the book of the seven signs (chapters 1-12) are given so that all people might believe or come to faith (assuming the aorist subjunctive tense in the textual problem) 11 in Jesus as Messiah.

Dr. Reasoner tackles the subject of the kingdom of God in this book. He looks at its coming in Christ, its establishment by Him, the kingdom in history, the Methodist view of the kingdom and a chapter on questions and answers concerning what he has written about in this book.
Reviews: 5
As a Wesleyan pastor I looked for years for a book like this. There are a lot of books on end times and prophecy out there but few from a Wesleyan perspective. Oh, there are Wesleyans writing books on prophecy but few of them know the significance of J.N. Darby, C.I. Scofield or the reaction of Methodism when dispensationalism began to catch on as a theological trend. Modern Wesleyans embrace of dispensational premillenialism certainly has led to a "hold the fort" mentality and diminished hopes of a revival and reformation in our day. Vic has surveyed all the Methodist theologians and many others as well as laid a Scriptural basis for eschatology.
Much of the modern Church since the late 19th century has embraced premillennialism as the major end times view of the Western Church. In fact, to write a different theological perspective of the end times is viewed now as heretical if you don't agree with premillennial viewpoints. Even among the Reformed, premillennialism has become a major view. Gone are the days when many held to the hope of the gospel that is found in postmillennialism. Gone are the days of Reformers who held to postmillennial views whether it be Luther, Calvin, or Arminius. Many of the great evangelists of the 18th and 19th century including Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, John Wesley, Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, and I believe even Charles Spurgeon held to postmillennial views.

Dr. Vic Reasoner has done the Church a great service by writing on the end times from a Wesleyan perspective. He shows how early Methodists held to postmillennial views including John Wesley. At the heart of postmillennialism from a Wesleyan perspective is the gospel and that of an unlimited atonement. John MacArthur was correct to preach that premillennialism is a Calvinistic doctrine. Postmillennialism has, at its heart, a passion to see the entire world saved through the unlimited atonement of Christ. The goal of postmillennialism is simple: the salvation of all souls by the grace of God given to us freely in Christ Jesus. Dr. Reasoner takes Psalm 110:1 as true and he correctly defends his views in this book.

What I appreciate about Dr. Reasoner's books are his biblical defense for his hope and he numerous footnotes. He has done his homework in this book. This book is not a shallow reading of others views but Dr. Reasoner wrestles with contemporary views regarding eschatology and then he goes to the Word of God to both proclaim and defend his views.

This is an excellent book that I highly recommend.
This book is a great guide to understanding the conservative Methodist Arminian view of prophecy. It is level headed and easy to understand. You will find that many old Methodist scholars have finally been brought back to the table of historic Christianity to share with us moderns. It is the table of prophecy where they have been absent all to long. He answers questions about the gathering of the Jewish people, when the rapture will take place and so on. It is not a book that confirms the modern hype of prophecy. It clearly teaches our Lords second return, and refutes other modern teachings on this most interesting subject. For those who desire the truth about prophecy, this is the book you are looking for.
Vic Reasoner has done a great service for Methodists of all stripes in this volume. This is a scholarly but readable treatment of the various issues of eschatology, engaging specifically with the gloom and doom school of prophecy and responding with the traditional Wesleyan vision of a triumphant church.

Dr. Reasoner has done well dividing the scholarly notes and the engaging text. I've read the book several times, once skipping the notes, once focusing on the notes, and a third time just to get the overall impression. A reader who does not share his conclusions will nonetheless be impressed with the thoughtful and generally respectful treatment of other schools of thought. This respectful treatment does not mean that Reasoner minces words or soft-peddles his understanding; rather, Reasoner shys away from the occasionally vitriolic or condescending tone sometimes found Christian polemics preferring a quiet, reasoned tone and sound references.

If there is another book that tackles the eschaton from a purely Wesleyan point of view, I haven't found it. This volume should be in the hands of any Methodist who is tempted to teach premillennialism - it is an excellent counter, not only for the dispensational illness but also for the less virulent forms.

Some remaining new copies can be found through the Fundamentalist Wesleyan Press. Also available on CD. I use the CD copy for computer-based searches on my own server.
It has been a few years since I read my copy and have been recommending it ever since . Unfortunately the book was impossible to find for years . I'm delighted that it is available here . Every Wesleyan preacher should own a copy . The question that arises is just when did the Wesleyan Churches depart from the eschatology embraced by him and his brethren to espouse Dispensational Premillenialism ? In "Praising Folly" we learn that CI Schofield's reference Bible (1908 ?)popularized J.N. Darby's Dispensational Premillenial Theology/Eschatology (1830) but some in the Methodist Church began to align with " Higher Criticism " in the late 19th century and breakaway Churches had preached at least a portion of Darby's view in the early 20th century before the Schofield Bible was published . An examination of the "time texts" in Dan. 9, Mt. 24:34, and Rev. 1:1 and 1:3 will remove these portions of Scripture as proof texts for the Dispensational/Premillenial view . Which is to say , the words of Gabriel and Jesus destroys the foundation of Dispensational Premillenialism .
It is a heartening thought to consider that another paradigm shift is occuring in this century which is a return to Biblical eschatology and may be signaling a revival of the Church triumphant and the growth of the Kingdom prophesied in Daniel 2 .