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Of or happening in the time before the millennium.

pre′mil·len′ni·al·ly adv.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to the period preceding the millennium


(ˌpri mɪˈlɛn i əl)

of or pertaining to the period preceding the millennium.
pre`mil•len′ni•al•ly, adv.
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Moreover, influential Premillennial Dispensationalists argue that Israel's creation signalled the nearing of the end of days and that thousands of Jews will die on the Day of Armageddon.
Holiness, healing and premillennial eschatology are woven into a theology that profiles the mainline churches as benchwarmers who have lost the power of the gospel that was real in the early Jesus movement.
Since their premillennial theology told them to expect the world to grow ever worse, working to improve it was futile.
22) His thoughts on Jews mixed racial antisemitism, traditional Christian anti-Judaism, and premillennial expectations of future glory through conversion and restoration.
At its base were two diametrically opposed philosophies--the "social gospel" and premillennial fundamentalism.
The latest church-published literature continues to affirm belief in a personal, premillennial return of Jesus Christ to dramatically, even cataclysmically, cleanse the earth of wickedness and inaugurate a literal thousand years of peace and harmony.
Dictionary of Premillennial Theology (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1996), 82-85.
Mortality rates in comparably rich countries have continued their premillennial fall at the rates that used to characterize the United States.
The application, which was submitted to the council on January 24, states: "The application site relates to Waterloo House, one of six premillennial buildings which line the southern bank of the River Tees.
This mantra was the retort of choice for thousands of apparently resilient premillennial children.
In their book Beyond Creation Science, Timothy Martin and Jeffrey Vaughn push the roots back to the early 1800s and the literalism associated with the premillennial dispensationalism of John Nelson Darby.
The premillennial view sees all of the prophecies in the book of Revelation as "sealed" and only to be revealed in the Last Days.