Final Era, Begun

“What is nowadays called postmillennialism seemed to him [Jonathan Edwards] clear in Scripture — Old Testament prophecy, including Daniel, and the book of Revelation, interpreted in historicist terms, being the main sources. He though the final era of history, when knowledge of God would fill the earth as the waters cover the sea, had begun” (J.I. Packer, “The Glory of God and the Reviving of Religion: A Study in the Mind of Jonathan Edwards,” in A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards, eds. John Piper and Justin Taylor, 105).