By Kim Riddlebarger
In a transparent and obtainable demeanour, Kim Riddlebarger offers and defends amillennialism—the trust that the millennium is a gift truth situated in Christ's heavenly reign, now not a destiny wish of Christ's rule in the world after his return—as the old Protestant realizing of the millennial age.
Recognizing that eschatology—the examine of destiny things—is a classy and debatable topic, Riddlebarger starts off with definitions of key terminology and an summary of assorted viewpoints and comparable biblical subject matters. 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 of the significant millennial positions and cautions us to pay attention to the implications of every view.
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Should Gentile converts be circumcised in order to be saved? Â€4). Â€11). Then James, the leader of the church, spoke (vv. ): “God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself. indd 52 5/10/13 4:05 PM â†œH ow Do We I nter pret B ible P rophec y? 53 prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written,” and James cited a passage from Amos 9:11–12: “‘After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. ” James saw the prophecy as fulfilled in Christ’s resurrection and exaltation and in the reconstitution of his disciples as the new Israel.
1 The redemptive-historical horizon includes the past, the present, and the future, entailing a panoramic vision that extends from the creation of the world in the first two chapters of Genesis to our final redemption in Revelation 22. Because Christianity has focused on the history of redemption from the very beginning, we can accurately say that Christianity is in its essence eschatological. Â€. Hence eschatology cannot really be only a part of Christian doctrine. indd 57 5/10/13 4:05 PM 58 â†œB iblic a l a nd T heologic a l Concer ns The entire Bible is eschatological in its outlook.
11 These all reflect the language, history, and experience of the people to whom these prophecies were originally given. But eschatological themes are reinterpreted in the New Testament, where we are told these Old Testament images are types and shadows of the glorious realities that are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. According to amillenarians, this means that Jesus Christ is the true Israel. Jesus Christ is the true temple. Jesus Christ is the heir to David’s throne, and so on. A number of specific instances of this will be addressed in partÂ€2.
A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger