ESCHATOLOGY

POST-MILLENNIAL PRE-MILLENNIAL
Chronology Christ will return after the golden age of the millennium Christ will return before the millennium
Expectation The Kingdom is coming Jesus is coming
Attitude to World Sinful but redeemable; God will transform it Evil and to be destroyed; God will replace it
Role of Christians Yeast or leaven, transforming the world; both spiritual conversion and social transformation In lifeboat, saving a few from destruction; saving souls
God acts... through “means” that is, people. Our labors for God help to bring in God’s kingdom through miracles–the “rapture”
“signs of the times” progress–advances in technology, medicine, human rights, etc.–signs God’s kingdom is near earthquakes, wars, etc. Signs God’s destruction is near
Formulator Jonathan Edwards John Nelson Darby
Followers liberal/Evangelical Protestantism Fundamentalism


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