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An eschatalogical view holding that Christ's Second Coming will precede the millenium described in Revelation 20.

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Are there any examples of premillennialism being suppressed before the Reformation?

(Follow-up to my recent question about the reappearance of premillennialism in modern times.) It is commonly claimed that the reason premillennialism disappeared following the time of Augustine was ...
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When did the Catholic Church first make an official statement on the Millenarianism?

It is a well-known fact that after Augustine, and partially due to his influence, amillennialism became the dominant framework for eschatology within Christendom until after the Reformation. The ...
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What are the practical differences between amillennialism and historical premillennialism?

Among the different eschatological schemes in Christian theology, I perceive that amillennialism and historical premillennialism do not differ in what they believe will happen before the second coming ...
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What is the cause of the re-emergence of premillennialism?

Revelation 20:1-10 speaks of Christ reigning for a thousand years, which is taken as a literal kingdom of Jesus on earth after his second coming by premillennialists. Amillennialists, on the other ...
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According to premillennialism, will people on Earth be able to have a cup of coffee with Jesus during the millennium?

Edit: The question refers only to the literal millennium view! Some background of my question: I have watched videos by some exegetes, who claim Jesus will never go out of the Temple in Jerusalem ...
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What was Athanasius's view on the Millennium?

I have heard some theologians coming from both amillennial and premillianial perspectives claiming Athanasius as one of their own. As is often the case with modern readers of the Church Fathers, there ...
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What are some common church fathers cited for patristic dispensational premillennialism?

What are some common church fathers cited as believers in dispensational premillennialism?
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Will Jesus sit on David's Throne

Gabriel told Mary that her son would someday sit on the Throne of David, which of course, did not exist at that time. Christ now sits on His Father's Throne. When will Jesus sit on David's Throne? ...
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Which interpretation(s) of the book of Revelation did the church fathers who accepted it into the canon hold?

The well-researched answer to BH.SE Question What historical reasons resulted in Revelation being included in most Christian canons? referenced a few early church fathers that "voted yes" (...
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Is there any biblical basis to support a premillennialist view that animal sacrifices will be reinstated in Jerusalem during the millennial kingdom?

This morning I read an article claiming that during the millennial kingdom the temple described in Ezekiel chapter 40 points to a new temple that will exist during the millennial kingdom on Earth. I ...
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Does 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10 contradict premillennialism?

In 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10, Paul writes of the wicked (NKJV, emphasis mine): These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He ...
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After Chiliasm slowly died a natural death once the 3rd and 4th centuries saw no literal 1000 year reign of Christ on earth, when did it resurface?

This question has some interesting background information on Church councils not having anything to say about Chiliasm: Does the Nicene Creed condemn Chiliasm? but my question seeks to know what ...
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What is the difference between the Christian and the Jewish calculation of Anno Mundi?

Both Judaism and James Ussher (and the premillennialists afterwards) attempted to date the year that the earth was created (Anno Mundi). But Judaism set Anno Mundi to be 3761 BC while James Ussher ...
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According to post-2000 Young Earth Creationists / premillennialists, when do (did) we reach year 6000?

Wikipedia states that Young Earth Creationists are among premillennialists, as well as several early church fathers, who believe that human history will continue for 6,000 years and then will enjoy ...
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In premillennialism, who returns to the earth with Jesus before his 1000 year reign?

According to premillennialism, who exactly is coming with Jesus when He comes back to earth for the 1,000 years? Is it the saved saints that didn't get the mark of the beast on their hands or ...
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What is the meaning of "last day" from the perspective of the dispensational premillennialist?

TLDR Dispensational Premillennialism teaches that the resurrection of believers occurs at the Rapture, which seemingly conflicts with Jesus's promise to raise Christians on the "last day." ...
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Why do Premillennialists teach the 1,000 year reign of Christ will take place on Earth?

Revelation 20 [1] mentions a special 1,000 year period commonly referred to as the Millennial Reign. That chapter also mentions of an angel coming down from heaven. However, the Holy City does not ...
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Why would Jesus Christ ascend, then descend again?

Millenialism, as such, postulates the return of Jesus Christ to this present earth to reign for a thousand, literal, years. The evidence for this is taken from the visionary mention in Revelation. ...
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In premillennial theology, is the last judgement before the millennium?

According to the Millenium theory, such period is followed by the end of times. My question is: Before this end, is there supposed to be Last Judgement? I have read that there only exists a time of ...
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How do Pre-Millennial Dispensationalists reconcile Hebrews 8:13?

Pre-Millennial Dispensationalists believe God has two covenants: one with the Christians and one with the Jews but that appears to be going against the grain of what Hebrews 8:13 says. "By ...
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What kind of Christianity supports Zionism?

I'm writing an essay about Christian Zionism, and I'm a bit unclear on the end-times beliefs of pre-millennialism and post-millennialism. I understand the basic timelines of both, but where does ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christ living on earth during the Millennial Reign?

I can't find any passages that prove the Premillennialist viewpoint that Christ lives here on earth during the Millennial Reign. I'm a Protestant, and have been taught that he reigns during the ...
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Rapture according to Mid-Tribulation Theory

I am working on writing a blog post about the rapture and am curious about the different theories of the rapture. Could someone explain to me the Mid-Tribulation Rapture theory and show some ...
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What is the biblical basis for a pretribulation rapture? [duplicate]

I am looking not for deductions, or interpretations that some preacher insists upon. I need a scripture which is irrefutable. Can anyone give me one?
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In view of Mark 9:1 why say the kingdom of God will come at Jesus' second coming?

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.” (NIV) Jesus was in the presence of his followers ...
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According to premillennialism, are the nations in the New Earth still procreating?

This question mainly deals with Revelation 21:24–27, but it is probably helpful to read from Rev 20 to the end also. Revelation 21 (KJV) 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk ...
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According to reformed theology, who or what will the saints reign over during the millenium?

Regarding the 1000 years, Revelation 20:6 states: Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God ...
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What is the biblical basis for a post-tribulation rapture?

I am fairly well-versed in premillennial theology, however, I was challenged frequently while at Bible College on my point of view of a pre-tribulation rapture in favor of a post-tribulation rapture. ...
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Who populates the Millennium as mortals? [closed]

I am having difficulty reconciling several End Times passages together, so let's see if anyone can help me. There's a lot to quote from, so I'm removing the white space. I hold to pre-Millennial ...
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In pre-tribulation pre-millennialism, will those who have died before the millennium return to earth?

Let's just say God raptures his church in the next few years and we are alive to experience it. We survive the 7 remaining years. Then the "Glorious Appearance" happens and God sets up his 1000 year ...
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In dispensationalism: Was gracious salvation through Christ an alternative plan

In the course of doing research in eschatology, I found this quote by the now deceased dispensationalist scholar, and Dallas Theological Seminary founder Lewis Sperry Chafer: It may be concluded ...
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Is there any denomination that fully embraces Dispensational Premillennialism?

I'm not a fan of dispensational premillennialism, but I don't know of any denominations that specifically hold to it. I'm just fairly curious. I've met individual people that believe it, but never an ...
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Who exactly is resurrected and reigns in the millennial city in premillennialisim?

Who is resurrected at the second coming prior to the commencement of the millennium (according to premillennial theology)? Is it: All who are saved–alive and dead NT Christians–alive and dead ...
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Was the doctrine of the rapture rediscovered by the Plymouth Brethern? [duplicate]

Multiple times I heard the assertion that the doctrine of the rapture was rediscovered by John Darby and/or the Plymouth Brethren, allegedly after it had been lost for approximately 1500 years. Yet, ...
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a/pre/post Millennialism summarised with bible verses? [duplicate]

Is there a definitive resource that outlines the views and the bible verses they use to support those views? Or are these views so hopelessly broad that its impossible to clearly define them? There ...
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What view of eschatology did the early church believe?

I have recently been studying eschatology and have been looking at the main views of eschatology. So far, I have found four (I apologize in advance if I have misrepresented your view. I would ...
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Relative popularity of premillenialism, postmillennialism and amillennialism in North America (excluding Catholics and Orthodox)?

There has been some discussion on SE about the differences between the various schools of eschatological thought surrounding the 1000 years ('the millennium') described in Revelation chapter 20. I am ...
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How do Premillennialists explain Matthew 25:31-46?

Premillennialists believe Jesus will return, reign with His saints for 1,000 years, and then after the 1,000 years are completed the final judgment of the wicked will happen. Matthew 25:31-46 states ...
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How would Matthew 24:36 be explained from a Post-Tribulation perspective?

Matthew 24:36 reads: But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (NIV) Wouldn't Post-Trib adherents be able to say that you could ...
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When was the first recorded account of pre-tribulation teaching?

I'm not looking for Biblical support of the doctrine, but for a post-Biblical teaching that clearly articulated a pre-tribulation rapture, as opposed to a post-tribulation or mid-tribulation rapture, ...
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What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?

In my study of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, I am puzzled by the chaining, and the locking of Satan in the Pit for the millennial reign of Christ. This question: According to premillenial view, What ...
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What O.T passages do premillenialists believe to be about the Millennial Kingdom?

What passages do premilleialists, that is, those who believe the "1000 year reign of Christ to be a literal event to occur only after the second coming of Christ, find in the Old testament that they ...
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Who rules this Earth after the millenium?

According to premillenial eschatology, there will be a special period after Christ comes again in which He will reign on earth with His saints for a 1000 years. Their view is typically based on a ...
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Does the Nicene Creed condemn Chiliasm?

I've repeatedly seen it asserted that Chiliasm was condemned as a heresy in the fourth century by the Church when it included the phrase "whose Kingdom shall have no end" in the Nicene Creed. However, ...
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Premillennialist view of 1 Thessalonians 4:16

I've read books on Premillennialism (including Left Behind) and heard many people preach on the topic but I've never heard an explanation of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: 16 For the Lord himself will ...
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According to premillenial view, What is the point of the Millenium reign?

Here's my understanding: Some people believe during the tribulation. They make into the 1000 year reign. During this reign, there is peace on earth. At the end of the 1000 years, Satan is released. ...
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What is the Calvinist Perspective on the Tribulation

What view of the tribulation do Calvinists generally tend to take? I am aware of the eschatology espoused in the Westminister Confession , but I don't see anything related to the tribulation there. ...
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What is the biblical basis for Dispensational Premillennialism?

Related: What are the differences between the different millenialisms? What is the biblical basis for Historical Premillennialism? Dispensational Premillennialism is a view of the end ...
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What happens to those saved during the millennial reign that die? (Premillennialist perspective)

From what I understand of premillenial eschatology, during the millennial reign, people who survived the tribulation will have their longevity returned like before the flood, but they will still die. ...
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What are the differences between the different millenialisms?

Revelation 20:1-6 tells of 1000 years in which Christ will reign. I've heard there are different views on this 1000 years, mainly premillenialism, postmillenialism, and amillenialism. What are the ...
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