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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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During much of the nineteenth century this was the dominant position in Baptist life, declining after the First World War because of the increasing influence of a more pessimistic dispensational premillennialism.
3) Early Mormon eschatology is best characterized as an apocalyptic version of millennialism, one that corresponds conceptually to what theologians call premillennialism and social scientists call millenarianism.
With the decline of postmillennialism came the rise of premillennialism beginning in 1790 in England, the belief that Jesus will physically return (the "Second Coming") to the earth to gather His saints before the Millennium.
Contextual clues suggest that Judaism generally was not implicated, perhaps because the dispensational premillennialism influential in early postwar evangelicalism put Judaism in a different category.
They contend that the only way to truly understand the museum is to start with the fundamentalism movement; the museum shares and promotes the movementAEs core commitments: biblical inerrancy, premillennialism, patriarchy, political conservatism, and creationism.
Though premillennialism comes in several varieties, the dominant view sees the "Rapture" of the church precede a time of tribulation for all of the earth's inhabitants--a period during which the Antichrist gathers strength and authority.
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.
Implicitly, this constitutes a critique of premillennialism, a doctrine that characterizes classical Pentecostals, critique that is often and aggressively uttered by the NAR representatives.
American conservatives float between the postmillennialism of the Puritans and the premillennialism of modern evangelicalism.
For a full account of Freuder's life, see Dana Evan Kaplan, "Rabbi Samuel Freuder as a Christian Missionary: American Protestant Premillennialism and an Apostate Returner, 1891 - 1924 "American Jewish Archives Journal (1998).
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).