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Generally it is helpful to understand your opponent’s eschatological postion in order to better know your own. In this succinct study I will summarize the essential distinctive features of amillennialism. Until the early twentieth century the term “amillennial” did not exist. Amillennialism was subsumed under the term “postmillennialism.” But after World War I and the onset […]

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Below is an article by an amillennialist rebutting postmillennialism. What are your thoughts? (Ken Gentry) The importance for the Church of the return of Jesus Christ can hardly be overemphasized.  It is the one aspect of the promise that awaits fulfillment.  It is the last and crowning work on the whole process of redemption.  It […]

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Historic Differences In discussing the differences in Reformed Eschatological views, I’ve been asked to defend the postmillennial view against the more popular Amillennial view. The challenge here is to clearly define views that, over time, are slowly evolving into each other, particularly with the rise of “optimistic Amillennialism”. The similarities are as follows: 1.) All […]

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The term “amillennial” derives from a (which means “no”) and mille (“thousand”) and annum (which means “years”). The amillennial view denies a literal thousand year reign of Christ on earth or even any millennial-type conditions dominating on earth in the pre-consummation order. Amillennialists hold that Christ established his kingdom in the first century as a […]

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Some amillennialists complain that postmillennialists wrongly categorize them as “pessimistic.” They generally reject this evaluation for two reasons: (1) It is negative sounding in itself, and (2) it overlooks the fact that they argue that ultimately Christ and his people win the victory at the end of history. Still other amillennialists deny this designation because […]

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Below I will post the third chapter of Loraine Boettner’s important book Postmillennialism, published in 1957. Along with J. Marcellus Kik, Dr. Boettner  (1901–90) was historically significant as one of the key figures in rejuvenating modern postmillennialism. The Postmillennial View We have defined Postmillennialism as that view of the last things which holds that the […]

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