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The doctrine that Jesus's Second Coming will immediately precede the millennium.

pre′mil·len′ni·al·ist n.


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


(ˌpri mɪˈlɛn i əˌlɪz əm)

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


the belief that the second coming of Christ will usher in the millennium. — premillennialist, n.premillennian, adj.
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More maintained, for instance, that the coming millennial kingdom of Christ, foretold in Revelation, would see the climactic reshaping of human lives through the perfect realization of Christ's personal presence.
They generally view the existence of Israel today as a remarkable act of God's providence in preserving the Jews, but not necessarily representative of fulfilled prophecy or the beginning of the millennial kingdom.
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Augustine, (2) which can be understood in terms of the spiritualized manifestation of the millennial kingdom of God in the present age (Thigpen 207).
His sophisticated analysis has relevance not only for Seventh-day Adventists, but for all religious movements that foresee the millennial kingdom arising only in a future age and by divine agency alone, yet energetically promote diverse religious, economic, political, and social agendas in the present era.
A total of 12 novels are planned, with Jesus appearing in the last one to inaugurate the millennial kingdom.
After the Civil War, theological conservatives by and large shifted to premillennialism, which taught that the world would get worse and worse and that only after Christ's return could the millennial kingdom of God come to this world.
Asahara claimed that the Hindu god Shiva had commanded him to build the idealized Buddhist millennial kingdom, Shambhala.
For example, Crusade ideology allowed Spanish imperialists to see themselves as agents of destiny steering history toward its "fixed conclusion in the millennial kingdom promised by John's Revelation.
Particularly noteworthy is Westra's discussion of ways that Stowe's novel models Edwards's clarion call to participate in establishing a millennial kingdom while distancing herself from Edwards's own practice of slave-holding and his blatant intolerance of other religions.