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Amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, historic premillennialism, postmillennialism, preterism. These are difficult words to pronounce and even harder. In a clear and accessible manner, Kim Riddlebarger presents and defends amillennialism—the belief that the millennium is a present reality. A Case for Amillennialism has ratings and 71 reviews. Brent said: An excellent and timely book, as the second edition/printing was just released last.

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Amillennialists believe that the promises God made to the patriarchs Abraham and David in particular and to Israel as His chosen people have been fulfilled in Jesus Christ and in His church, thus eliminating any future recognition of Israel as a chosen people of God distinct from the church, the body of Christ.

It wasn’t until much later that it came to my awareness that the highest criticism of the dispensationalists regarding amillennialism, other than their false accusation of “spiri I was raised dispensationalist, and always felt that the system seemed somewhat “forced” to me, considering the obviously symbolic nature of the book of revelation.

View all 3 comments. Riddlebarger along with other amil theologians seem pained to place the millennial reign of Christ in the intermediate state rather than here on earth.

Third, amillnnialism picks the key passages that speak into the issue: About What does the Bible actually tell us about the end times, and how has amillenniaoism church traditionally understood it? Oct 01, Brandon rated it really liked it Shelves: He then discusses key passages of Scripture that bear upon the millennial age, including Daniel 9, Matthew 24, Romans 11, and Revelation Understanding the End Times: This volume addressed my concerns.

Nov 06, Eric Chappell rated it liked it. First, he outlines the terms, introduced the “players” the theological viewpoints of the millenium and talks hermeneutical systems. For amillennialists, therefore, the entire Book of Revelation describes the present church age rather than future events following the rapture of the church. Although accurately titled as a case for amillennialism, this book is also written as a case against premillennialism.


This seems to me profoundly backwards. I rated this book three stars because it has some good content in it regarding hermeneutics and covenant theology. Sermons on the Book of Job pdf.

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Sermons Preached at Christ Reformed Church. He also does a good job of summarizing opposing views and what their hypothetical rebuttals would be.

There’s a great chapter here on interpreting biblical prophecy. Csse of Geerhardus Vos’ Biblical Theology. I found this argument to be convincing despite his unconvincing exegesis of Revelation However, history shows this is not the case.

This is not a book where the author presents his “proof texts” and challenges the other sides “proof texts”.

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Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership. Sermons on Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. How is martyrdom consistent with kingdom growth? Amillennialism does seem to be the best structural interpretation of eschatology.

Commentaries on the Belgic Confession and Canons of Dort. His arguments are very, very good and very convincing. The discussion would always come down to who had the most convincing proof texts.

But I found that it has almost as many problems as dispensationalism does. Sermons on the Book amilpennialism Joshua pdf. Robert Godfrey, president and professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary in California “Carefully argued, clearly and charitably written, Riddlebarger brings needed balance and sense to the debate over the subject of the millennium.

Whether or not you agree with his analysis, this work provides an honest and clear explanation of amillenialism. This work on ammillenialism has brought me around to something of a middle position.

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This from the fact that when I first got interested in studying eschatology I was influenced by Voddie Baucham’s series on Revelation and then tried to find more series explaining the Amillennial outlook on things. As a child, the weeks were made much of in my grandfather’s dispensational teachings.


For instance, Why is there evil during Christ’s millennial reign? Kim’s work guides the reader through understanding basic features of eschatology, both Old and New Testament passages, and then extensive commentary on the chief passages i. The Lion of Princeton. How do you interpret the amiplennialism Basically, this is an excellent introduction to amillennialism.

Oct 27, James rated it liked it. Amillennailism the case of the year reign, it means assessing how Jesus and other New Testament authors viewed the prophetic portions of the Old Testament. It may have been because I thought his organization was odd, material was repetitive and superficial, and he used endnotes.

Without writing a novel, this book has really shaken my confidence in the premillennial position.

He has a Ph. He challenges our presuppositions that we take with us when we come to the bible. This is probably the best part of the book. A Case for Amillennialism presents an accessible look at the crucial theological question of the millennium in the context of contemporary evangelicalism.

Sermons on the Gospel of John. Answers to Questions About Eschatology–Archives. Books I’ve Written and Published Essays. A Case for Amillennialism: But an immediate earthly reign of the Messiah also “seemed” to be the best structural interpretation of Old Testament prophecy, and we know that to be false in retrospect.

This is an excellent book for the way it handles dispensationalism and premillennialism.