Amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, historic premillennialism, postmillennialism, preterism. These are difficult words to pronounce and even harder. In a clear and accessible manner, Kim Riddlebarger presents and defends amillennialism—the belief that the millennium is a present reality. A Case for Amillennialism has ratings and 71 reviews. Brent said: An excellent and timely book, as the second edition/printing was just released last.

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A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times

I wish he could have nuanced the diversity of premillennial views such as the emerging progressive dispensational view more often, but the book would have been far too long for the average reader. Jesus has not called us to speculate about his coming.

Overall, a good work!

David Lowery Gordon H. Refresh and try again. Johnston, and Darrell L. I listened to certain chapters more than once. Sermons Preached at Christ Reformed Church. Sermons on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans pdf.

A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger

To order from Monergism. Jun 19, Dan Wilkinson rated it liked it. Oct 01, Fog rated it really liked it Shelves: Riddlebarger’s assertion that the verses about the covenant are referring to Christ and not the anti-Christ have given me a lot of food for thought.

His exposition of Scripture is literal, and one might argue, more faithful to the text than that of the dispensationalists.

When stripped to the absolute bare bones of expected events before Jesus’ return, I didn’t see much difference between amillennialism and post-tribulation dispensationalism. For instance, Why is there evil during Christ’s millennial reign? While I am sure amillenialism has some holes in its own eschatolog I have never really had an understanding of other eschatological beliefs other than premillenialism so I decided to challenge my own beliefs and picked this up.


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Go pick up a copy or borrow mine. Books for Those New to the Reformed Faith. I was leaning towards amillennialism prior to reading but now I am confident in it. First, he outlines the terms, introduced the “players” the theological viewpoints of the millenium and talks hermeneutical systems. Riddlebarger does an exception job of not only explaining why other eschatological views are often incoherent with scripture, but also does a great job of explaining why amillennialism is a much clearer lens to view scripture through.

This Generation will certainly caae pass away until all these things take place. Like the author, I was raised a dispensational premillennialist. Sermons on the Gospel of John. However, I understand that this book was mainly directed at Dispensationalism.

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Sep 10, Joonas Laajanen added it. Like the author, I have always had major hangups with that viewpoint, but had never heard a compelling argument for the amillennarian perspective, partially because the perspective was generally poo-pooed by my teachers as not taking the biblical text seriously or literally. Reformation Theology — “Eschatology”.

Kim Riddlebarger To order from Christianbook. Whether or not you agree with his analysis, this work provides an honest and clear explanation of amillenialism. Like myself, Riddlebarger was raised dispensationalist, and converted to an amillennial viewpoint much later in life. Robert Godfrey, president and professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary in California “Carefully argued, clearly and charitably written, Riddlebarger brings needed balance and sense to the debate over the subject of the millennium.


The Lion of Princeton. Sep 21, Matt Norman rated it it was amazing. Recognizing that eschatology-the study of future things-is a complicated and controversial subject, Riddlebarger begins with definitions of key terminology and an overview of various viewpoints and related biblical themes.

Sermons on the Book of Job pdf. This view holds to a secret rapture, and a literal year reign of Christ on the earth. I believe that he ignores the immediate context, as well as the personal pronouns that Jesus used when speaking to the Apostles They will deliver YOU up to tribulation.

Third, he picks the key passages that speak into the issue: Does the Old Testament interpret the New or vise versa? Robert Godfrey, president and professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He does a great job of demonstrating that it is hermeneutically flawed. Riddlebarger does an exception job of not only explaining why other esc A very clear explanation of all of the broad categories of eschatology, going through the reasoning behind each of the view points, using scriptural backing, and explaining potential problems that arise from each a,illennialism.

Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger. Simply a must read. Not for the faint of heart or those with amiloennialism time.