Essay on Amillennialism

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Amillennialism Amillenianism literally means no millennium. This name stems from the disbelief that there will be a literal thousand year period called the golden age, either before or after the return of Christ (Gregg 459). This view unlike the others, is not a new concept, even though the name is new. In fact, R.B. Strimple claims this particular view has been around as long as Christianity (83). Amillennialists generally assume that all millennium prophecies are fulfilled in between the first and the second coming of Christ (Gregg 459). The time subsequent to the first coming and prior to the second coming is known…show more content…
Believing that the two resurrections in Revelation 20:4-6 are occring at the same time is blasphemy and heretical in my opinion. This passage clearly confims a different timing for each, first resurrection at the first coming, second resurrection at the second coming. This alone makes me mad. Along with the resurrection wickedness, amillenialists will disagree with the thousand year reign on earth. Revelation 20:3 speaks about Satan being locked away in the abyss so that he cannot tempt or deceive the nations - - earth. I personally believe that God will reign in both heaven and on earth during the thousand year period. Dispensational Premillennialism Dispensationalism is "a period of time during which man is tested in respect to his obedience to some specific revelation of the will of God" (Pentecost 391). There are three components of dispensationalism that I need to go over before I get deeper into the theology of it; first, dispensationalism consistently interprets the Bible literally. I have found that other views go literal and symbolic, depending on the subject, but not dispensationalism. Second, dispensationalism distinguishes between the church and Israel. This kind of approach allows us to understand that at one time, God was dealing with Israel, but now He is dealing with the church, and one day He will deal with Israel again. Lastly, dispensationalism has to do with understanding God's ultimate purpose; that is,
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