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Millenial Systems Theory and Transcendence
Religion and Theology
Pages 9 (2259 words)
MILLENNIAL SYSTEMS THEORY AND TRANSCENDENCE The millennium view of 1000 years of Revelation 20:1-6 Name Name Student No: Course No Tutor University, May 3rd 2012. 1. OUTLINE If there is one area that nearly all Christians are in disagreement about, it is the millennium.
A primary reference will be Revelation 20: 1-6, but the discussion will draw from both Old Testament and New Testament scripture. Theories of the end times fall among various major classifications. Theoretical classifications include: Historical Premillennialism, Dispensational Premillennialism, Amillennialism, Postmillennialism, Preterism, and No Millennialism, which are considered in turn before the final conclusion is reached. 2. THESIS STATEMENT In the midst of all the complex Millennium theories, each of which can help us to reflect on the mysteries of the end times that will surely come one day, the best approach is a transcendent one, which leaves the details to God’s Spirit and trusts in the revelation that is made to each believer in his or her direct relationship with God. 3. DISCUSSION In the literal interpretations, there are four events that figure into the chronology of the end times: the Millennium, the Tribulation, Armageddon, and the Rapture. The Millennium refers to a peaceful 1000 year reign of Christ. The Tribulation refers to a dreadful seven year reign of the Antichrist. Armageddon refers to a terrible war, initiated by the Antichrist. ...
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