By Kim Riddlebarger
In a transparent and available demeanour, Kim Riddlebarger provides and defends amillennialism—the trust that the millennium is a gift fact headquartered in Christ's heavenly reign, no longer a destiny wish of Christ's rule in the world after his return—as the historical Protestant knowing of the millennial age.
Recognizing that eschatology—the examine of destiny things—is a sophisticated and arguable topic, Riddlebarger starts off with definitions of key terminology and an summary of assorted viewpoints and comparable biblical topics. He then discusses key passages of Scripture that undergo upon the millennial age, together with Daniel nine, Matthew 24, Romans eleven, and Revelation 20. ultimately, he evaluates the most difficulties dealing with all of the significant millennial positions and cautions us to concentrate on the implications of every view.
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Moreover, a major step toward finding an answer to the millennial question is to develop a contextual framework of interpretation from the New Testament itself. Second, the Old Testament prophets and writers spoke of the glories of the coming messianic age in terms of their own premessianic age. 11 These all reflect the language, history, and experience of the people to whom these prophecies were originally given. But eschatological themes are reinterpreted in the New Testament, where we are told these Old Testament images are types and shadows of the glorious realities that are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
Dispensational presuppositions will not fit with much of the interpretation supplied to Old Testament data by New Testament authors. A thorough survey of both Old Testament and New Testament eschatological categories will demonstrate the dispensational hermeneutic to be untenable. More importantly, such a survey gives us the proper framework and external controls to interpret prophetic sections of Scripture correctly. The irony is that dispensationalists’ practice of interpreting all prophetic texts in a literalistic fashion amounts to a repudiation of the historic Protestant hermeneutic and the principle of the analogy of faith.
Dan. 9:24–27). According to dispensationalists, this period of tribulation refers to unbelieving Israel, not the church, which will have already been raptured from the earth. Therefore, the sixth dispensation, the so-called church age or age of grace, is that period of time when God is dealing with Gentiles prior to refocusing his redemptive plan on national Israel during the millennial age, which commences with Christ’s second coming. Though the tribulation period commences with the secret rapture, the bodily return of Christ occurs after the great tribulation.
A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger