What is meant by Amillennialism?

What is meant by Amillennialism?

Definition of amillennialism : the denial that an earthly millennium of universal righteousness and peace will either precede or follow the second advent of Jesus Christ — compare postmillennialism, premillennialism.

What is Premillennialism and Amillennialism?

Premillennialism is a view alternative to both postmillennialism, which teaches that the second coming of Jesus will occur after a thousand-year period of righteousness, and to amillennialism, which teaches that the thousand-year period is not meant to be taken literally but is the current church/messianic age.

Who is the father of Amillennialism?

It was systematized by St. Augustine in the 4th century, and this systematization carried amillennialism over as the dominant eschatology of the Medieval and Reformation periods.

What is the difference between Covenant and dispensational theology?

Dispensationalism and Covenantalism are essentially two different approaches to scripture that have drastically different implications. Dispensationalism relies on literal hermeneutics, whereas covenantalism gives more credit to literary genre, figurative language, context, and co-text.

What is historical premillennialism?

Historic premillennialism was held by a large majority of Christians during the first three centuries of the Christian era. Many of the church fathers such as Ireneaus, Papias, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Hippolytus, and others taught that there would be a visible kingdom of God upon the earth after the return of Christ.

What is the premillennial view of the end times?

The premillennial view of the end times is thus advanced in two different ways: historic premillennialism and dispensational premillennialism. The Bible contains many prophecies about the future, with the New Testament speaking extensively about the return of Jesus to earth.

Who are the best teachers of premillennialism?

More modern teachers of historic premillennialism include George Eldon Ladd of the Fuller Theological Seminary, Walter Martin, John Warwick Montgomery, J. Barton Payne, Henry Alford (a noted Greek scholar), and Theodor Zahn, a German New Testament scholar.

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