The book reading group at our church is currently going through “A Case for Amillennialism” by Dr. Kim Riddlebarger. It is a book about Eschatology- a combination of two Greek words, ‘eschatos’ and ‘logos’ which mean last and the word, respectively- or the doctrine about the last things. The book begins with four major views of the Millennium, or a thousand-year period mentioned in the book of Revelation. Those four major views are Dispensationalism (both classic and Progressive), Historic Premillennialism, Postmillennialism, and Amillennialism.
While all agree on one blessed hope of the second advent of Christ, each has its own distinctive interpretation of the millennial kingdom. While Dispensationalism, popularized by Hal Lindsey’s “The Late Great Planet Earth” (I still keep a copy of it) in the 1970’s and lately by the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, is quite possibly the most widely embraced view in the American Christianity, is quite possibly the most embraced view in American Christianity it is not the faithful interpretation of the Scriptures. Continue reading “A Case for Amillennialism”