By Kim Riddlebarger
In a transparent and available demeanour, Kim Riddlebarger offers and defends amillennialism—the trust that the millennium is a gift fact established in Christ's heavenly reign, now not a destiny desire of Christ's rule on the earth after his return—as the old Protestant realizing of the millennial age.
Recognizing that eschatology—the research of destiny things—is a classy and arguable topic, Riddlebarger starts with definitions of key terminology and an outline of assorted viewpoints and comparable biblical issues. He then discusses key passages of Scripture that undergo upon the millennial age, together with Daniel nine, Matthew 24, Romans eleven, and Revelation 20. ultimately, he evaluates the most difficulties dealing with all of the significant millennial positions and cautions us to pay attention to the results of every view.
This extended version features a new foreword from Michael Horton, a brand new bankruptcy at the antichrist, a brand new bankruptcy on symptoms of the tip, and a number of other important charts and indexes.
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Historically, Protestants have been committed to sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”). God has revealed in the Scriptures everything we need to know to be delivered from the guilt of sin and to gain eternal life. In addition, Protestants throughout history have believed that the Scriptures cannot err, since they are God-breathed. If we assume these two points to be true, and if we acknowledge that the three major millennial views contradict one another, we must conclude that at least two of the millennial views and possibly all three are in error.
Therefore, the sixth dispensation, the so-called church age or age of grace, is that period of time when God is dealing with Gentiles prior to refocusing his redemptive plan on national Israel during the millennial age, which commences with Christ’s second coming. Though the tribulation period commences with the secret rapture, the bodily return of Christ occurs after the great tribulation. This means that those who are converted to Christ during the tribulation, including Jews (the 144,000), go on into the millennium to repopulate the earth.
1:2–9). As Joshua himself later put it, “So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there” (Josh. 21:43; cf. 7 The clearest illustration of the second type of covenant (a covenant of law) is found in Exodus 24, when the people of God, not YHWH, swore the covenant oath of ratification. YHWH called Moses, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, along with seventy elders, up to Mount Sinai, where the group worshiped him at a distance.
A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger