The Eschatological Views of the Westminster Divines

We had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Jue, Associate Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Jue is an expert on the eschatological views of the Westminster Divines and his research is a very stimulating subject. The answer to the question “What were the views of the divines?” may surprise you.
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9 years ago

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Chuck Bridgeland

9 years ago

Kline’s “Covenant of the 70th week” is available online. http://www.covopc.org/Kline/Covenant_70th_Week.html .

Vatche Aghishian

9 years ago

Thank your for the informative discussion. I have some questions about the Westminster divines and the early reformers. Mr. Jue mentioned that some of the divines held to various chiliastic positions and that the confession itself was not strictly exclusive of such views. Isn’t the confession itself necessarily covenantal? If it is, is a covenantal view of Scripture compatible with premillenarianism of any kind? Thank you for any help you can offer.

Camden Bucey

9 years ago

Vatche,

Many covenant theologians hold to a premillennial eschatology. In fact the non-dispensational version of premillennialism is sometimes called “covenant” premillennialism (more often “historic” premillennialism).

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I have a follow-up question to Vatche’s. If the WCF is compatible with what is known as “covenant” or “historic” premillennialism, what is the WCF’s relationship with traditional dispensationalism’s eschatology? (I understand “traditional” dispensationalism to be distinct from “historic” dispensationalism, the former emphasizing the fulfillment of the New Covenant to ethnic Jews, whereas the latter does not.)

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