A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger

By Kim Riddlebarger

In a transparent and obtainable demeanour, Kim Riddlebarger provides and defends amillennialism—the trust that the millennium is a gift truth founded in Christ's heavenly reign, now not a destiny desire of Christ's rule on the earth after his return—as the ancient Protestant realizing 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 varied viewpoints and comparable biblical issues. 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 the significant millennial positions and cautions us to concentrate on the results of every view.

This improved version contains a new foreword from Michael Horton, a brand new bankruptcy at the antichrist, a brand new bankruptcy on indicators of the tip, and several other priceless charts and indexes.

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A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times

In a transparent and obtainable demeanour, Kim Riddlebarger provides and defends amillennialism—the trust that the millennium is a gift fact headquartered in Christ's heavenly reign, now not a destiny wish of Christ's rule in the world after his return—as the historical Protestant realizing 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 outline of assorted viewpoints and similar biblical topics. He then discusses key passages of Scripture that endure upon the millennial age, together with Daniel nine, Matthew 24, Romans eleven, and Revelation 20. eventually, he evaluates the most difficulties dealing with all the significant millennial positions and cautions us to concentrate on the results of every view.

This increased version encompasses a new foreword from Michael Horton, a brand new bankruptcy at the antichrist, a brand new bankruptcy on indicators of the top, and a number of other priceless charts and indexes.

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Augustine. It is the position held by the vast majority of Reformed and Lutheran theologians and set forth in all the Reformed and Lutheran confessions. My own position is Reformed amillennialism, which can also be called “present” or “realized” millennialism. 32 I stand in the Dutch Reformed school and redemptive-historical trajectory of Geerhardus Vos, Herman Ridderbos, Anthony Hoekema, Cornelis Venema, and Meredith Kline. Amillenarians hold that the promises made to Israel, David, and Abraham in the Old Testament are fulfilled by Jesus Christ and his church during this present age (see chart on page 45).

In these covenants, the two parties related to each other in terms of blessings and curses, the outcome depending on faithfulness to the terms set forth by the covenants. When the terms of the covenant were fulfilled, God’s people received the blessings promised by him. But if the obligations of the covenant were not met, God imposed the covenant curses. The major covenants in the Old Testament took two basic forms, covenants of promise and covenants of law. In covenants of promise, God himself swore the oath to fulfill all the terms and conditions.

9–11), the binding of Satan (Rev. 24 The difference of opinion between amillennial and postmillennial Christians centers on the starting point, character, and length of the millennial age. Most contemporary postmillennialists see the millennial age beginning at some point during the present age (see chart on page 44). The kingdom of God triumphs over the kingdoms of this world, resulting in great economic, political, and cultural prosperity. Amillennial Christians, on the other hand, see the millennial age as occupying the entire period of time between the first and second coming of Christ.

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