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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Moody is a good example of a premillennialist who enthusiastically supported the missions movement.
7) More specifically, Aberhart and his Bible Institute followers were dispensationalists and emphasized a premillennialist expectation of Christ's imminent return.
7) The increase resulted from a combination of the rise of premillennialist theology, which emphasized the role of Jews in the end times, and the growing numbers of working-class Jewish immigrants, who were the most responsive to the missions, even if it was only out of curiosity or a desire for assistance.
The evangelical premillennialist view that has considered the Jews to be the Chosen People has also served to offer justification for maintaining Jewish identity, customs, and symbols.
Notwithstanding his premillennialist pessimism about an inexorably deteriorating world, he thrilled to the seemingly unlimited power of manufacturing.
Waller, "Christ's Second Coming: Christina Rossetti and the Premillennialist William Dodsworth," Bulletin of the New York Public Library 73 (1969): 465.
According to Yaakov Ariel, such missions "advocated a premillennialist messianic theology and emphasized the central role of the Jews in the divine program for the End Times.
After some probing questions about whether I was a pretribulational premillennialist, a postmillennialist, or just an a millennialist, he popped the inevitable question: "Have you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior?
In the case of the prevalent premillennialist exegesis, Jews have been under divine discipline since the fall of the Second Temple in 70 C.
In what seems to be a premillennialist interpretation of the scriptural tradition, Lewis then shows the heavenly rule being reinstated.
In addition, these new movements were premillennialist in outlook, believing that Jesus Christ would return in a Second Coming (Blumhofer, 1993).