This article offers a thoughtful analysis of the postmillennial and amillennial views in light of Scripture and the outcome of events in history. While appreciating the effort among postmillennials to understand Scripture, the author sees the amillennialist view as correctly reflecting the prophecy of Scripture. The author also includes a discussion on the interpretation of such difficult Scriptures as Revelation 20.
This is a continuation of the role of Revelation 20:4-6 in the debate on amillennialism, or other theologies such as premillennialism and postmillennialism. The author focuses on the believer's reign with Christ, explaining the identity of the saints, the nature of the first resurrection, and the role of the "rest of the dead."
The author continues to deal with Revelation 20 as a Scripture text supporting amillennialism rather than premillennialism. Specifically, the issue of the binding of Satan for a thousand years is dealt with. The issue of the literal or figurative interpretation of the thousand years is also discussed.
This article discusses the postmillennialist interpretation of Revelation 20, with a focus on Revelation 20:7-9.
Postmillennialism teaches that Jesus will return after the millennium. The controversy around this teaching centers around the interpretation of Revelation 20:1-10. Should this passage be understood literally or figuratively? Postmillennialism reads this text figuratively, but presents a different understanding than the common Reformed view on the topics of the binding of Satan, the reign of saints, the first resurrection and the victory of Christ.
This series of articles builds off of a previous series entitled The Millennium. Although they are distinct perspectives, premillennialism and postmillennialism hold some things in common. In their treatment of Revelation 20, both expect the literal fulfillment of the millennium, the earthly realization of the Messianic kingdom. Also, both see the Jews racially as the special people of God. In this article attention is given to the teaching of postmillennialism.
This trilogy of articles builds off of a previous series entitled The Intermediate State, looking at the topic of end times. This series looks at the text of Revelation 20:1-10, discussing the amillennialism perspective on this scripture passage. One must understand the sybolic nature of the book of Revelation. Revelation 20 is a description of the present gospel age. This understanding has significant implications for the daily life of the Christian and the hope he has in Christ.
This trilogy of articles builds off of a previous series entitled The Intermediate State, looking at the topic of end times. This series looks at the text of Revelation 20:1-10, discussing the premillennialism and postmillennialism perspectives on this scripture passage. The author maintains that interpreting this text wrongly puts the unity of scripture at stake and threatens the Christian hope.
Looking at Revelation 20, this article examines the various interpretations of this text from the perspective of postmillennialism, premillennialism, and amillennialism. The author maintains that a proper interpretation of the text is rooted understanding God's promise to Abraham, as well as the meaning of Revelation's "thousand years".
In these four articles the author discusses the Millennium from the viewpoint of Revelation 20:1-6. The first article is about the premillennialists' reading of Revelation 20. The author then continues to look at the structure of the book of Revelation and what this means for the understanding of Revelation 20:1-6. After this he expounds Revelation 20:1-6 (third and fourth article).