The manifold proofs for a premillennial understanding of biblical eschatology are extensive. Great books over the last 50 or so years have been written to show that the Bible does indeed teach a pre-tribulational, premillennial eschatology. To deny this truth is to have a presupposition already in place for which you refuse to give up (e.g., “I believe in reformed theology, therefore I am Amillennial in my eschatology”). With that said, I believe the Christmas story is yet another proof (yes, proof!) of a premillennial understanding of biblical eschatology.
How do I arrive at that? Simply, I read the Christmas account as presented by Luke.… Continue reading
I have struggled with my millennial view since I was first saved. Although, when I was saved it was in the context of a dispensational premillennial church, I often found myself agreeing with covenantal thought. Three years ago in Theology IV, I stated in my Application Project, “I am a premillennialist primarily because of the book of Revelation. John penned his gospel so that his readers would believe and have eternal life. John wore his first epistle so that his readers would have assurance in their eternal life. John called his readers to endurance in the book of revelation.” I still think that John’s books should be understood in a thematic development but I am not a premillennialist primarily because of the book of Revelation any longer.… Continue reading