Ward Fenley | The Myth of Already But Not yet

Ward FenleyI am sure we all can confess that the “already but not yet” idea has never set completely without wonder in our minds. Certainly dispensationalism is out because their hermeneutic is basically “Not yet” period. They deny that Jesus is King now, and they deny His present rule.

The question we must ask is, why are they wrong? They say all biblical prophecy concerning a time when Israel would dwell safely is yet unfulfilled. Yet most of those who deny dispensationalism would argue that we already have the kingdom but the physical aspect of the kingdom is not here yet. I think that a valid question must be asked: where in the Old Testament does it ever say that when the kingdom comes it would be divided into an already but not yet? A good example of this would be Zechariah: Continue reading