Reasons to Believe

Back to the Future, Part 5 (of 12)

Worldviews seek to answer the big questions of life. Two such questions relate to humankind’s origin and destiny—that’s the past and the future. Historic Christianity has much to say about both humanity’s unique origin and final destiny.

One of the most important concepts in historic Christian eschatology (study of future things) is the millennium (the thousand year reign of Christ). Among evangelical Protestants, four distinct views of Christ’s millennial kingdom exist. What are these viewpoints and how do they differ? See this previous article for a summary of the four perspectives.

As I work on a new book project, I hope this series on eschatology will help you to think critically and carefully about the Bible’s perspective on the end times.


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Subjects: Christian Life

Kenneth R. Samples

I believe deeply that “all truth is God’s truth.” As an RTB scholar I have a great passion to help people understand and see the truth and relevance of Christianity’s truth-claims. Read more about Kenneth Samples.