By Kim Riddlebarger
In a transparent and obtainable demeanour, Kim Riddlebarger provides and defends amillennialism—the trust that the millennium is a gift fact founded in Christ's heavenly reign, no longer a destiny desire of Christ's rule in the world after his return—as the ancient Protestant knowing of the millennial age.
Recognizing that eschatology—the research of destiny things—is a sophisticated and debatable topic, Riddlebarger starts with definitions of key terminology and an summary of varied viewpoints and comparable 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. ultimately, he evaluates the most difficulties dealing with all the significant millennial positions and cautions us to pay attention to the results of every view.
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The historic Protestant hermeneutic sees eschatology as more closely linked to the ebb and flow of redemption than do many popular dispensational writers. A Literal or Literalistic Interpretation The differences between the two millennial viewpoints are, therefore, largely due to the hermeneutical presuppositions that their adherents bring to the study of the data. Because of their commitment to a literal interpretation of the Bible, dispensationalists see Old Testament prophecy as the determinative category through which New Testament prophetic data is interpreted.
7 The rapture conveys the idea of the transporting of believers from earth to heaven at Christ’s second coming. When used by dispensational writers, the term refers to Christ’s secret coming when all believers are suddenly removed from the earth before the great tribulation. Those who believe this sudden, secret event takes place seven years before Christ’s bodily return to earth hold to a premillennial, pretribulational view of the rapture. This is the position taken by dispensationalists. Many Protestants have historically seen this event as one aspect of the general resurrection at the end of the age (1Â€Cor.
Dispensationalists do not like the historic Protestant hermeneutic’s use of the “analogy of faith” and a supposed nonliteral interpretation. Ryrie argues: The nondispensationalist position is simply that the literal principle is sufficient except for the interpretation of prophecy. indd 48 5/10/13 4:05 PM â†œH ow Do We I nter pret B ible P rophec y? 49 of prophecy must be introduced. The amillennialist uses it in the entire area of prophetic truth: the covenant premillennialist uses it only partially.
A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger