premillennialism


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pre·mil·len·ni·al·ism

 (prē′mĭ-lĕn′ē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The doctrine that Jesus's Second Coming will immediately precede the millennium.

pre′mil·len′ni·al·ist n.

premillennialism

(ˌpriːmɪˈlɛnɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the doctrine or belief that the millennium will be preceded by the Second Coming of Christ
ˌpremilˈlennialist n

pre•mil•len•ni•al•ism

(ˌpri mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine or belief that the Second Coming of Christ will precede the millennium.
[1840–50]
pre`mil•len′ni•al•ist, n.

premillennialism

the belief that the second coming of Christ will usher in the millennium. — premillennialist, n.premillennian, adj.
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1) Those streams include beliefs in heartfelt salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, which dates back to the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century; Holy Ghost baptism (deriving from several traditions, chief of which is the Wesleyan emphasis on the "entire sanctification" or holiness of the believer); divine healing of the body; and, dispensational premillennialism, a package of beliefs including the imminent rapture of believers, the second coming of Jesus Christ, a peaceful 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth, and a final judgment for all humankind.
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Premillennialism was a primary factor in the proliferation of independent, evangelical faith missions in the 1890s and in the theology of evangelical missions leaders like J.
This biblical literalism gave Winchester's universalism a decidedly eschatological flavor that fit comfortably with his premillennialism.
While religious opposition to FDR mirrored broader conservative fears about socialism and centralized government, it was grounded in Christian premillennialism, which teaches that the Antichrist will rule the Earth but Christians will be raptured to heaven.
Within Tarry's book also are discussions of controversial topics such as the rapture, the battle of Har-Magedon, and end-times theology (postmillennialism, amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, and historical premillennialism).
Moody was the most famous anti-modernist to adopt premillennialism, the Brethren-authored doctrine that evangelistic outreach was the only hope for a world hurtling toward apocalypse.
In Britain, the late 19th and early 20th centuries witnessed two still recognizable phenomena: evangelical premillennialism (a fully regenerated earth) and spiritualism (seance phenomena in gently domestic settings).
Dispensational premillennialism became the norm in non-Reformed churches well into the twentieth century through a network of Bible schools and summer conferences throughout the US.
Weber has explored how religious beliefs shaped American Culture and politics: Living in the Shadow of the Second Coming: American Premillennialism, 1875 - 1982 (1984) and On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend (2004).
has slightly revised his 1998 doctoral dissertation From Fear to Hope: The Shaping of Premillennialism in Korea 1884-1945 for Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
The latter doctrine was later replaced by the teachings of premillennialism, that is, the belief in biblical prophecy and the conviction that Jesus would return for a 1,000-year rule on earth.