Scriptural Challenges for Premillenialists

A few interesting points from Sam Storms about Premillennalism:kingdomcome

If you are a premillennialist, whether dispensational or not, there are several things with which you must reckon:

• You must necessarily believe that physical death will continue to exist beyond the time of Christ’s second coming.

• You must necessarily believe that the natural creation will continue, beyond the time of Christ’s second coming, to be subjected to the curse imposed by the Fall of man.

• You must necessarily believe that the New Heavens and New Earth will not be introduced until 1,000 years subsequent to the return of Christ.

• You must necessarily believe that unbelieving men and women will still have the opportunity to come to saving faith in Christ for at least 1,000 years subsequent to his return.

• You must necessarily believe that unbelievers will not be finally resurrected until at least 1,000 years subsequent to the return of Christ.

• You must necessarily believe that unbelievers will not be finally judged and cast into eternal punishment until at least 1,000 years subsequent to the return of Christ. (source)

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6 thoughts on “Scriptural Challenges for Premillenialists

  1. And btw, I am sure these are scriptural challenges to Sam Storms also! He was a student at DTS, and also a graduate there I believe. I have read his revised and expanded edition of ‘Chosen for Life’. So I am sure he has run into a copy of ‘Things To Come’, by J. Dwight Pentecost along the way!

    Btw, too one should read old J.N.D. Kelly’s book: Early Christian Doctrines, and note his work on Irenaeus of Lyons, who he notes was surely millenarianist, and as were as he believes also many into the early church, (page 464-69).

    There is nothing in these questions and challenges that are not met biblically & theologically in the Holy Scripture itself and the aspect of the Historic Premillennial doctrine, but it is always good the test the Holy Scripture, itself! See of course G.N. H. Peters classic work: The Theocratic Kingdom, (who btw was a American Lutheran, died 1909).

    • Btw, Sam Storms is a Charismatic, and at one time was among the Open Brethren. Funny, but I have gone quite the other way, A-Mill, and even at one time Post-Mill too, to the Historic Pre-Mill! And btw too, one simply must read Peters book, surely a classic!

      • Damn too, but I am older than Storms! 😉 I wonder how he stayed out of the Nam? I guess college? I went to college, my first time, after my first RMC tour (which included the Nam being attached to Marine Force Recon). Indeed the Providence & Purpose of God!

      • Another reality for me anyway, but my change and movement to the Premillennial, was not just a mental and theological exercise (though for sure it was here also), but it was also pressed by my life experience, especially since Gulf War 1 (against Racial Islam), and living and teaching in Israel. I absolutely believe this was the providence & purpose of God for me! I will live and die a Premillennial and Zionist Christian!

  2. Yes, each man… Christian man/person must walk his own walk! And at the Bema-Seat we will get to see it even more, but from the Lord’s aspect and place ever so more! (1 Cor. 4: 4-5) As Spurgeon said, “All of Grace”!

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