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Christian Post — A recent Gallup Poll has revealed which nations around the world are feeling most pessimistic about the future – and results show that unsurprisingly, austerity-hit Greeks feel the worst when thinking about their lives five years from now. The poll reflects data gathered in 2011 that examines the attitudes of close to […]

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Dispensationalism is a relatively new version of premillennialism, having been created around 1830 by the Plymouth Brethren pastor and scholar, J. Nelson Darby.(1) The term “dispensation” reflects this system’s dividing history into seven distinct dispensations (i.e., eras), wherein the world operates under distinguishably different God-revealed principles, subject to specific divine testings, and with each ending […]

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The term “premillennial” derives from the compounding of three Latin terms: pre (“before”), mille (“thousand”), and annum (“years”). The prefix pre signifies that Christ will return before the millennium in order to establish it. Premillennialists believe that Christ initiated the spiritual, anticipatory phase of his kingdom in the first century. In the kingdom’s current spiritual […]

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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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