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There are a number of points amillennialists disagree on: the nature of the millennium, who takes part in the 'first resurrection', what the 'first resurrection is, etc. But the main point of disagreement is when the thousand years of Revelation 20 begin: 1. Millennium begins at the cross (c. 30 AD) Perhaps the more well-known variation of amillennialism ...


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This is a difficult question to answer, because the early church did not approach the question in the same way that many people do today. The earliest fathers expressed their belief in various eschatological views, like the immortality of souls, the return of Christ, the resurrection of God's people, and a general judgment, but they did not develop ...


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I'd like to offer one additional perspective from Church history in addition to Mark Edwards' excellent summary. First, it should be noted that organizing the interpretation of the Apocalypse solely around the millennium in chapter 20 is only one theological motif used as a center-point for interpreting the text. Alternate views include that the text is ...


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It would seem that the Catholic position is typically amillenialism, but every Catholic is not compelled to believe it. Augustine is credited with bringing the amillenial position to the forefront and Catholics tend to side with Augustine on this issue. From Catholic.com: As far as the millennium goes, we tend to agree with Augustine and, derivatively, ...


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The quotes provided in the comments below your question are very clear, showing that for a good while the initial stance on the millennial reign of Christ was a literal 1,000 year reign on earth, after the resurrection. Not every Catholic held to that, however. The stance officially changed as time progressed (pointed out in fredsbender's answer). You ...


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There seems to be so many books and internet resources it would take a millennium to read them all. Some short but seemingly inconsistent with each other, some far to long to be useful, and some providing general summaries of the views, but not showing bible verses that lead/support the views of that camp. Is it not possible to get a clear simple answer? ...


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According to Ellis Skolfield: The Greek word translated thousand, here and through the rest of Revelation 20, is χίλιοι, chilioi, an indefinite plural of χιλιάς chilias, one thousand. His contention was that millennium should instead be rendered as "millennia", meaning two or more. He accepts a literal "millennium" period, but insists ...


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Amillenial Christians do not believe in a literal 1,000-year reign of Christ. They believe Christ is now sitting on the throne of David and that this present church age is the kingdom over which he reigns. Although I could not find any specific reference to how they view the Festival of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths)...


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