September 6, 2008

From Thence He Shall Come

In our Sunday youth meetings at FBC Monroe City, we have been going through the Apostles' Creed. If you couldn't guess by the title of this post, this week we are covering the line of the Creed that goes "from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead."

This week's lesson is proving difficult for me. I "grew up" in a church that taught pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, dispensationalism. That is what I assumed the Bible taught, though I never delved into it too much because, frankly, most of the apocalyptic literature in the Bible confuses and/or scares me. However, the more I have studied my Bible and gone deeper in my reformed theological convictions, the more I realize that much of dispensational eschatology just doesn't make sense. The more I study the more I am coming to something of an amillennial, or inaugurated millennial, view. The position basically says that the millennial kingdom that is spoken of in Revelation 20 is speaking of the church age, which began at Pentecost and will end with the second coming of Christ for a single judgment over all the Earth. However, my understanding of this whole issue is in upheaval at the moment, and I am not feeling very confident about teaching upon it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi David!

    Great name! I was where you are regarding the Amil position. I read way over 100 books, articles, pdfs, etc... and studied it out.

    At one point, I had a pit in my stomach thinking, "wow, all this time I've believed the wrong view!"

    Anyway, One of the most significant contributions in my thinking was from Andrew Corbett from Australia -

    I recommend his work. His ebook, "The Most Embarrassing Book in the Bible" is excellent. Plus, he has other resources that are helpful. Although, I think his view on the KJV is wrong, but that's just minor. :)



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