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Tonight's Academy Lecture -- Amillennialism 101

Series:  "Amillennialism 101"  This is a continuation of an on-going series (see the audio resources for "Amillennialism 101").

Lecture:  "The New Creation and the Age of the Holy Spirit"  The New Testament era is the age of both new creation and the Holy Spirit, who is the pledge of the redemption of our bodies (i.e, the general resurrection) at the end of the age.  the Holy Spirit is the herald of the future.

Course Synopsis:  Eschatology is not just a discussion of "last things" or signs of the end.  The question of last things is tied to our basic understanding of how to read the Bible.  I believe the Bible is a Christ-centered book, and that a truly biblical eschatology must be centered around the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Texts:  Kim Riddlebarger,  A Case for Amillennialism (Baker, 2003).  Click here: Riddleblog - A Case for Amillennialism - Understanding the End

Kim Riddlebarger, The Man of Sin (Baker, 2006).  Click here: Riddleblog - Man of Sin - Uncovering the Truth About Antichrist 

Reader Comments (6)

I have a question about something that came up last week along the lines of eschatology. I was involved in a debate with a gentlemen who proclaimed himself to be a traditional dispensationalist. To emphasize that remark he said that he considered himself to have more of an "Acts 9" perspective on the matter than an "Acts 28" (or a few other chapters from Acts that I can't recall) point of view. To what, exactly, is he referring when he uses these various chapters from that book to label different emphases on dispensationalism?
October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
""Acts 9" perspective on the matter than an "Acts 28" "

I think what you're looking at is standard vs. "ultra" dispensationalism.

Wikipedia "Your Mileage May Vary" "Verify then Trust". If that article is accurate, ultra is fringey. No sacrements, sometimes no visible church.
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Pastor Riddlebarger,

I love you dearly from the WHI and I have to tease you just a little on this post since...

The Nobel's Prince of Peace, Obama, seems to fit the dispensational description of the Anti-Christ. :)

It's not really funny, but I was struck by the thought when I read through the news articles on Obama's selection for the prize this morning. What did you think?
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSjB
SjB, We wondered the same thing! Personally we do believe that no one has it all on the end times stuff, but, that it is a mixture of all the 'mills' in one way or another. There will be a man of sin, so I guess we will have to wait and see. Of course we are reformed amill and just love Kims books. Speaking of which, isn't there another one coming out here sometime Pastor Kim?
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterplw
Thank you for answering plw. It's nice to know I'm not the only seeing a lot of characteristics seeming to come together in Obama. I don't consider myself a dispensationalist, but I have had a hard time shaking off some of their angles on the end times.

I find the re-alignments in international alliances disturbing. Especially, the way Jerusalem has become hemmed in now that Obama has turned his back on the Jews and her enemies are growing bolder and better armed.

I read Pastor Riddlebarger's books with appreciation a couple (?) of years ago. I was not sure if it was me, or what, but with the advent of the Obama presidency, I find I am feeling haunted by some of the dispensational junk. Somebody exorcise me! :)
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSjB
SjB :-) We feel the same way!
October 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterplw

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