If there is going to be any realistic fulfillment, it awaits the return of Christ in glory to reign over the world. In spite of the disobedience of Israel in the Old Testament, and the long years in which no one sat on the throne of David, here was confirmation of the precise expectation common among the Jews.
A further word about this is found in the seventeenth chapter of Genesis. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world … Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels.
In other words, He will be a descendant of David, who is in turn the son of Jesse. That was not what He had been teaching them. In 2 Samuel 7 God gave some remarkable promises to David. If the Premillennial theory is true, the gospel is only for Gentiles now, and not for all.
Fortunately, the main issues are clear in even a casual study, and the significant evidence in relation to premillennialism can hardly be disputed by any scholarly sources produced to date.
It is the key that unlocks the great treasures of the prophetic word; it sets everything in its right perspective, and gives an intelligent understanding of the reason we are in a chaotic state today.
In the first chapter of Luke the record is found concerning Mary and the announcement to her by the angel that she is to be the mother of the Messiah. It needs here only to be restated as forming the historical context of modern premillennialism.
On the other hand, when time elements are included, they are intended to be taken literally. While there was a continued minority who held premillennialism both within and without the Roman Church, they were not very vocal and were quite ineffectual in continuing a strong testimony.
Premillennialism teaches that the righteous dead will be raised when Christ returns, and that the unrighteous dead will be raised at the end of his reign, at least 1, years later. On the contrary, premillennialism is based upon a literal reading of the thousand years in Revelation 20, a number which is specifically identified as having a non-literal meaning, elsewhere in the New Testament, in 2 Peter 3: He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: This article is reproduced here without editing except for adding bibliographical information to the footnote entries.
Jerusalem becomes the capital for the whole world. The curse of sin is lifted from the material world. From the standpoint of the premillennial return, it means simply that when Christ comes back to establish His kingdom He will bring this world to a place of peace and righteousness by His power and presence.
In general there are three different answers given, regarding the time of the coming of Christ. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. His six items are considered below. It should certainly be clear that she would consider it a confirmation of the literal interpretation and literal fulfillment of the Davidic covenant.
If Christ failed the first time, what would keep him from failing the second, third or fourth time. Oxford University Press, Prophetic Bible conferences are inevitably premillennial in their doctrine.
The whole tenor of Romans is to the point that while Israel for the present is cut off the olive tree of blessing, Israel is scheduled to be restored at the second advent, when the Deliverer will come out of Zion. By the author,5. This was a very dramatic pronouncement: The Reformers, while returning to true doctrine in many areas, accepted Augustine as the starting point for their theology, and for the most part accepted without much consideration his opposition to premillennialism.
It stands or falls not only on the method of interpretation of Scripture, but also on the question of the infallibility of the Holy Scripture. Jesus Himself indicated the Church to be a future reality from the standpoint of His earthly ministry cf.
Economically the millennium will represent a time of unparalleled prosperity Joel 2: Obviously, only one of the three millennial views that were presented can be right.
Hundreds if not thousands of prophecies have had literal fulfillment. My comments under 4 above, on Isaiah The Jews as a nation will be converted and restored to Palestine.
He now associates the inauguration of His kingdom with that coming. The rest of the dead will not live again until the thousand years are finished. Premillenarians recognize that all Scripture cannot be interpreted literally. And people wonder, why this hatred, why this insane rage?.
Nov 21, · In his article Premillennialism, the Scriptures and Convergent Issues, K. Neill Foster, an Evangelist for the Christian and Missionary Alliance, says that the twentieth chapter of Revelation is the key biblical passage supporting the idea of a literal 1, year reign of Christ on the earth, with its capital at Jerusalem.
All nations, he.
Premillennialism, the Scriptures and Convergent Issues A well-known seminary president has said that within ten years few evangelical organizations will retain their premillennial stance.
That trend among evangelicals creates a powerful concern that in the abandonment of premillennialism much more may be surrendered than is immediately apparent. THE BIBLE PROPHECY SERMON SERIES – PREMILLENNIALISM wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all.
Premillennialism, the Scriptures and Convergent Issues K. Neill Foster A well-known seminary president has said that within ten years few evangelical organizations will retain their premillennial stance.
Nov 24, · In his article Premillennialism, the Scriptures and Convergent Issues, K. Neill Foster, an Evangelist for the Christian and Missionary Alliance, says that the twentieth chapter of Revelation is the key biblical passage supporting the idea of a literal 1, year reign of Christ on the earth, with its capital at Jerusalem.
All nations, he suggests, will come to worship at Mount Zion. "Premillennialism, the Scriptures and Convergent Issues" Essays on Premillennialism, (Christian Publications, Inc.) "A Jesus Other" (Evangelical Theological Society) Edited Works.Premillennialism the scriptures and convergent issues