Premill? Amill? or Postmill? Part 6

Posted: March 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

If Amillennialism’s greatest strength is that it is not as selective in what symbols it takes as “literal” and premillennialism’s greatest strength is that it found wide support in the early church, what about Postmillennialism?

Postmillennialism is a weird creature of the enlightenment. The doctrine teaches that the church’s influence will grow until Jesus’ is ruling in spirit over the earth and then, and only then, Jesus will return to reign.  You won’t find many postmillennialists until the rise of modernism and it’s faith in human logic and progress.  The doctrine was broken by experience.  The American Civil War, World War I and, especially World War II and the ovens of Auschwitz produced by one of the most formally educated culture’s of all time broke the widespread belief in human goodness and progress.

You will meet the occasional postmillennialist these days but they are few and far between. 

Thus, we are left with either historic premillennialism or amillennialism as the most likely candidates. 

Whichever is correct, they both agree on a few things: (1) Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead and (2) he will return “like a thief in the night” to judge.  Finally, (3) both generally agree that there will be no pretribulation rapture for the servants of King Jesus are not told to escape suffering but, like our Lord and King, to confront it, absorb it, and, ultimately to defeat it.

May it be so.

  1. Carrie says:

    after visiting your church via sarah and ryan’s wedding, i was curious about what revolution teaches. after reading i am still wondering…are you saying b4 the millenium reign…amill is during…and postmill is after the 100 yr. reign? or do you not believe in the 1000 yr. reign at all…just trying to understand what is being taught. and if you’re talking about premill….pre-what before the rapture or millenium reign…do you not believe in a literal tribulation period?…I have heard the references pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib…is this similiar to what you are referring to?

    • Revolution says:

      Many of us hold differing opinions but we choose not to divide over it. We teach that, in the end, love wins. Grace and peace,

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