These are all from an Amillennial perspective, which I am trying to grasp better. I was taught the Pre-Millennial, Pre-tribulational view as a young Christian; then later, in seminary, I came to the Post-Tribulational view of the Rapture (that the Rapture and 2nd Coming of Christ are one unified event, not separated by the 7 years of the tribulation), but since then, I find a lot of value and blessing from reading from the Partial Preterist (the view that much of Matthew 23:36-39 and 24:1-34, and the book of Revelation, chapters 6-18 (R. C. Sproul , Ken Gentry, Gary DeMar) (see my earlier article here), were fulfilled in 70 AD, so that those prophecies are now “past fulfilled” (preterist means “past”) in our time. (But, I don’t always agree with some of the verses that they consign to 70 AD; and I am honestly unsure of the date of Revelation, whether it was written around 68-69 AD or 96 AD. The position of 96 AD seems to have stronger evidence.) For a time, I held most of the partial preterist position, but not all. I never agreed with Gary DeMar that 2 Peter 3 is about 70 AD; and I disagree with R. C. Sproul on putting Matthew 13:39-42 as 70 AD. (p. 71-74, The Last Days According to Jesus, based on J. Stuart Russell’s work.) I was actually very surprised that Sproul wrote that. That passage (Matthew 13:39-42 and surrounding context) seems clearly about the second coming of Christ at the end of time in judgment. In reading more Reformed, Calvinistic theology and writers, I gained a lot of value of reading Post-Millennial views (Ken Gentry and others), and Amillennial views; and when reading them for what they said, they gave me a better understanding of where they are coming from, rather than reading about their views from a Pre-Millennial perspective critiquing them. I see strengths and weaknesses in all of these views. All Biblical Christians agree that Jesus is coming again in the future, at the end of time, and that there will be a resurrection of the dead; a judgment day (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:10-15), and an eternal state (the new heavens and the new earth- Revelation chapters 21-22, and that all true believers go to heaven, and unbelievers will go to hell. (Revelation 20:10-15)
Dr. Vern Poythress
Pastor Voddie Baucham – In order to see the next sermon in Pastor Baucham’s series, click on the next ones in the side bar on You Tube. Unfortunately, it appears not every passage / sermon / verses has been recorded or uploaded to You Tube. But it does have some sermons that cover most of the essence of the book all the way to the end of the book of Revelation.
Pastor Sam Storms –
Note: I disagree with Storms on the issues of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit for today; but he always forces me to think deeply about the text when I read his material. The articles he has written are much deeper than the sermons – by nature and by time constraints, he was able to write more on each passage than the preaching time constraints.) I have only started the series; it will take me a while to work through all of Storms with is articles, and all of Voddie Baucham’s sermons.
Amillennialism: (Greg Beale and Thomas Schreiner and see others, charts and other sources)
Pastor Kim Riddlebarger: (go to side bar to see all the sermons and articles on Revelation and Amillennialism)