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When was the first recorded account of pre-tribulation teaching?

John Darby (1800-1882), often considered the father of dispensationalism and one of the founders of the Plymouth Brethren, tends to be given credit for inventing the doctrine, or at least for having "...
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What view of eschatology did the early church believe?

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 ...
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Is there any denomination that fully embraces Dispensational Premillennialism?

Dispensationalism tends to be most prevalent in baptist, charismatic, and non-denominational churches. However, the largest baptist and charismatic denominations (like the Southern Baptist Convention ...
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What is the biblical basis for a post-tribulation rapture?

Revelation 1:9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the ...
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What is the meaning of "last day" from the perspective of the dispensational premillennialist?

You correctly speak of “Jesus' clear words that the resurrection of believers takes place on the last day. The Lord mentioned this promise several times. Even Martha reflects on Jesus' teaching: John ...
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Who populates the Millennium as mortals?

Pre-tribulation premillennialists argue that the mortals who populate the millennial kingdom will be those who become Christians during the tribulation, following the rapture: Pretribulationists [.....
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How do Pre-Millennial Dispensationalists reconcile Hebrews 8:13?

In brief: only some dispensationalists believe that Jews and Gentiles are currently under two completely separate covenants – most instead believe that there is one New Covenant that is applied ...
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Does 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10 contradict premillennialism?

Your question did not initially ask for any premillennial view / interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10. It simply stated that when Christ's second coming is placed within the Day of Judgment, that ...
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What does the chaining and locking of Satan in the bottomless pit for the millennial reign accomplish?

Perhaps the simplest--yet most profound--reason for Satan's being chained for a thousand years is because God desires to prove to humanity once and for all that even with Satan out of the way, human ...
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Premillennialist view of 1 Thessalonians 4:16

The Moody Bible Commentary (MBC), which is dispensational, pre-tribulation, and pre-millennial in its outlook, takes an in-depth look at these verses. Some relevant points from it include 1) the ...
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Premillennialist view of 1 Thessalonians 4:16

When taken in full context, I believe the answer becomes a little more clear. "For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen ...
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In dispensationalism: Was gracious salvation through Christ an alternative plan

In dispensationalism: Was gracious salvation through Christ an alternative plan Ephesians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual ...
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Is there any denomination that fully embraces Dispensational Premillennialism?

In addition to most Baptist groups, many non-denominational associations of churches, and the church groups of the more recent charismatic movements since the early 1960s which hold the doctrine, the ...
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Who exactly is resurrected and reigns in the millennial city in premillennialisim?

Both dispensational and historic premillennialists hold that all Christians who died or were raptured prior to the beginning of the millennium will reign with Christ during it. One standard ...
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a/pre/post Millennialism summarised with bible verses?

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 ...
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How would Matthew 24:36 be explained from a Post-Tribulation perspective?

You are really asking two questions here: Do post-tribulation premillennialists believe that the Bible prophesies any events that can be used to make an exact prediction of the timing of Christ's ...
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When was the first recorded account of pre-tribulation teaching?

Synopsis: The pre-tribulation “rapture” teaching was first developed at the Albury prophecy conferences in the late 1820s and can be found in "Dialogs on Prophecy" published as a result of those ...
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Relative popularity of premillenialism, postmillennialism and amillennialism in North America (excluding Catholics and Orthodox)?

I don't believe that a comprehensive answer to this question is possible at this time. Many denominations refrain from even identifying a preferred eschatological position, let alone require their ...
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Who populates the Millennium as mortals?

I have always understood the original question to be answered by the possibility that children will be born during the Millenium, and thus required to decide their allegiance. They will either align ...
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Who populates the Millennium as mortals?

This question have I pondered endlessly! THE ROD OF IRON of His rule is the key. This phrase is quoted in Psalm 2:9, Rev.2:27, Rev.12:5 and Rev.19:5. The Rev deals almost in its entirety with the ...
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According to reformed theology, who or what will the saints reign over during the millenium?

While pre-millennialism is rare in Reformed theology, you will find it among the Reformed Baptists. It is possible that their views vary greatly today, I will assume that those of the eminent ...
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Who populates the Millennium as mortals?

Revelation 7:14 refers to those who will be alive on earth during the Millenium as follows: "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in ...
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In view of Mark 9:1 why say the kingdom of God will come at Jesus' second coming?

That might depend on the definition of "the Kingdom of God" as well as where an individual stands in relation to it. First, the O.T. shows that God's kingdom is an everlasting one, as Daniel'...
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What kind of Christianity supports Zionism?

Ellis Skolfield, a historicist (which is closer to Preterist than to Pre-Mil Dispensationalism) builds his entire framework for understanding Daniel and Revelation upon a timeline that has two of ...
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In premillennial theology, is the last judgement before the millennium?

Millennialism (from millennium, Latin for "a thousand years"), or chiliasm (from the Greek equivalent), is a belief advanced by some religious denominations that a Golden Age or Paradise will occur on ...
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In view of Mark 9:1 why say the kingdom of God will come at Jesus' second coming?

To understand this verse you must have a clear understanding of what "The Kingdom of God" actually is. A King's kingdom is where he is obeyed completely. His rule and reign are complete. So when ...
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According to premillennialism, are the nations in the New Earth still procreating?

In the historicist framework of Ellis Skolfield, Christ returns at the last trumpet (the seventh trumpet) and the time of the new Earth is immediately ushered in. The righteous receive their new ...
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What is the biblical basis for a post-tribulation rapture?

I speak from a Seventh Day Adventist perspective. The scriptures used to justify post-tribulation rapture are often the same scriptures used to justify pre-tribulation rapture. The main difference ...
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