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VIEWS CONCERNING LAST THINGS

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Amillennialism

Postmillennialism

Historic

Premillennialism

Dispensational

Premillennialism

Second Coming

of Christ

Single event; no distinction between rapture and second coming; Introduces eternal state. Single event; no distinction between rapture and second coming; Christ returns after Millennium. Rapture and second coming simultaneous; Christ returns to reign on earth. Second coming in two phases: rapture for church; second coming to earth 7 years later.
Resurrection General resurrection of believers and unbelievers at second coming of Christ. General resurrection of believers and unbelievers at second coming of Christ. Resurrection of believers at beginning of Millennium. Resurrection of unbelievers at end of Millennium. Distinction in resurrections:

1. Church at rapture.

2. Old Testament/Tribulation saints at second coming.

3. Unbelievers at end of Millennium.

Judgments General judgment of all people. General judgment of all people. Judgment at second coming. Judgment at end of Tribulation. Distinction in judgment:

1. Believers works at rapture;

2. Jews/Gentiles at end of Tribulation.

3. Unbelievers at end of Millennium.

Tribulation Tribulation is experienced in the present age. Tribulation is experienced in this present age. Posttrib view: church goes through the future Tribulation. Pretrib view: church is raptured prior to Tribulation.
Millennium No literal Millennium on earth after second coming. Kingdom present in church age. Present age blends into Millennium because of progress of gospel. Millennium is both present and future. Christ is reigning in heaven. Millennium is not necessarily 1,000 years. At second coming Christ inaugurates literal 1,000-year Millennium on earth.
Israel and

the Church

Church is the new Israel. No distinction between Israel and church Church is the new Israel. No distinction between Israel and church Some distinction between Israel and church. Future for Israel but church is spiritual Israel. Complete distinction between Israel and church. Distinct program for each.
Adherents L. Berkhof

O.T. Allis

G.C. Berkhouwer

Charles Hodge

B.B. Warfield

W.G.T. Shedd

A.H. Strong

G.E. Ladd

A. Reese

M.J. Erickson

L.S. Chafer

J.D. Pentecost

C.C.Ryrie

J.F. Walvoord

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