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Eschatology

So, in lieu of an actual blog post this week, I thought I would share something interesting that I watched/listened to this week.

The video is a little over 2 hours long, but highly recommended if you are interested at all in the different interpretations and viewpoints concerning eschatology and Revelation 20. It really is an enlightening discussion and makes me want to read more into the subject.

Or, maybe you don't even know what eschatology means. Don't worry! They explain it, and why it is important, very early on in the video. Again, it is 2 hours of your day, but I promise it is a good 2 hours.

After an introduction, the video goes on to explain and then argue for and against the three leading theories which John Piper describes on the website as:

Premillennialism (represented by Jim Hamilton): The return of Christ happens before (pre-) the thousand-year reign of Christ, which is a reign of the risen Christ on the earth.

Amillennialism (represented by Sam Storms): The return of Christ happens after the thousand-year reign, a reign that occurs in heaven, in the intermediate state, and not upon the earth. Those who have died in faith and entered into the presence of Christ share his rule and reign during the current church age in which we now live.

Postmillennialism (represented by Doug Wilson): The return of Christ happens after (post-) the thousand-year reign, which corresponds to the Christian age, and the reign of Christ from heaven leads the church to triumph by and through the gospel to such an extent that the Great Commission will be successfully fulfilled, and the Christian faith will pervade all the cultures of all the nations of men. All Christ’s enemies will be subdued in this way, with the exception of death, which he will destroy by his coming.
— John Piper

The link to the original article and video is here: http://www.desiringgod.org/conference-messages/an-evening-of-eschatology

Enjoy!

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