Historic premillennialism and dispensational premillennialism are two different systems of eschatology. Here are a few examples of the differences between the two:• Historic premillennialism teaches that the church was in the fore-vision of Old Testament prophecy, while dispensationalism teaches that the church is hardly, if at all, mentioned by the Old Testament prophets.• Historic premillennialism … Continue reading What is Historic Premillennialism?
Copyright © Tim Warner Some progressive dispensationalists believe the Davidic Covenant is partially fulfilled by Christ's being seated in heaven at the right hand of the Father. Other progressives hold that Christ's being seated on David's throne is exclusively reserved for the Millennium, (as do traditional dispensationalists). The purpose of this article is to show … Continue reading Jesus is Not Yet Seated on David’s Throne
Copyright © Tim Warner The Old Covenant In the following diagrams, above the center line represents Israel, and below the line represents the Gentiles. Notice, in figure 1, Israel under the Old Covenant is divided into believers (light green) and unbelievers (tan). While the Scriptures still recognize all of the physical descendants of Jacob as … Continue reading Progressive Dispensationalism 102 An Overview
In the following quotation from Irenaeus, the essential elements of Chiliasm can be seen tied together: the future gathering of Jesus’ elect after a brief period of persecution by the Antichrist the future hope of the Abrahamic Land inheritance for Christians the future millennium, “the rest, the hallowed seventh day,” after six millennia of man’s struggle under the curse. This is Chiliasm in a nutshell.
The earliest post-Apostolic Christian writers, whose eschatology can be determined with certainty, consistently held to Chiliasm. These men lived contiguous with the age of the Apostles. Some of them were personally instructed by the Apostles and others who had seen the Lord. They were the early apologists for the Christian Faith, fiercely attacking and overthrowing … Continue reading The Millennial Week (CHILIASM) In the Early Christian Eschatology
Some have tried to malign premillennialism by suggesting that it is a relatively novel development of recent times—that it is not a view which finds support among the early Church. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, in the earliest church, prior to the time of Augustine and Roman Catholicism, premillennialism was the dominant view … Continue reading The Millennial Kingdom in the Early Church