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C HAPTER 20 Section

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Four Views of the End Times Amillennialism Will Jesus return Yes physically?

Postmillennialism

Yes

Yes

After the millennium.

After a 7-year tribulation; before the millennium.

After tribulation; before the millennium.

Yes

No, they are events separated by either 7 years (pretribulation rapture) or 31/2 years (midtribulation rapture).

Yes

important.

Do the rapture and second coming of Christ Yes occur at the same time?

Will there be a great tribulation?

The tribulation occurs any time Christians are persecuted or wars and disasters occur.

Yes, Christians will suffer and endure Will Christians persecution until suffer during the Jesus returns; tribulation? persecution will increase in the end.

Historical Premillennialism

Yes

Anytime; a detailed

When will Jesus time frame is not return?

Dispensational Premillennialism

Tribulation is either the first-century Jewish-Roman War or Yes the ongoing conflict between good and evil prior to millennium. Yes, Christians are called to share the gospel, and tribulation will occur when that gospel is opposed.

Christians are either raptured before the tribulation (pretribulation rapture) or 31/2 years into the tribulation (midtribulation rapture).

Yes

Yes, Christians will go through the tribulation and endure suffering and persecution for the cause of Christ.

Will there be a literal 1,000-year millennium?

No, the millennium refers to the reign of Christ in the hearts of his believers.

No, the millennium refers to a period of peace when the gospel reaches all people.

Yes, after the Yes, after the 7-year tribulation, Christ tribulation, Christ will will return and return and reign for reign for 1,000 1,000 years. years.

Who is saved?

Christians only

Christians only

Christians only

Christians only

Is the modern state of Israel relevant to the prophecies in Revelation?

No

No

Yes

No

May have been popular in the ad 300s and 400s, perhaps earlier. Less popular today.

Became popular in the 1800s. Has increased in popularity.

The earliest view of the end times, emerging at the end of the first century.

Well-known by the AD 300s. It When was this became widespread view most held? throughout the AD 400s. Continues to be accepted today. 346

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