Historic(Classic) Premillennialism

Historic Premil was the primary position of the early church. It should be noted however that it was not a unanimous position. But in the 4th century under Constantine and the council of Nicaea, a big shift took place and Amil became the majority position. Augustine was the primary source from which this developed and it continued as the Roman Catholic Church came into power under the Papacy. 

-Historic Premil teaches the return of Christ occurs before(Pre) the millennium.
-Historic Premil teaches 2 separate resurrections. 1 resurrection of believers at Christ’s return at the start of the millennium. The other resurrection of the unbelievers at the end of the millennium, followed by the white throne judgment, followed by the new earth. 
-Historic Premil teaches various forms of covenant theology in opposition to Dispensationalism.

Objection:  Premil requires a future rebuilt 3rd temple with animal sacrifices
Answer: Actually no, Dispy Premil requires that. And while some historic Premil advocates may believe that, many do not as it is not a required belief of historic Premil. The Bible teaches that the true 3rd temple is the body of believers. Another temple would be a rejection of the true temple being the body of believers in which God dwells. Animal sacrifices is also a rejection of the great sacrifice of Christ as the lamb of God. 

Objection: Historic Premil requires a literal or exact 1000 year millennium.
Answer: While some may believe that, it does not require it. I believe the 1000 years could be exact, but rather believe it to be an approximation. If you read the following page: God's 7000 Year Plan Of Redemption, we see that God does work in not exact 1000 year increments, but roughly. 

Objection: There is still death and sin in the millennium. Rev. 19 says all unbelievers are destroyed at Christ’s return.
Answer: Premils acknowledge this and see no issue with it. Rev. 19 does does not actually say that. That is being read into the text something that is not there.

Objection: Flesh and blood can not enter the kingdom of God.
Answer: Premils acknowledge and account for this as well. At the resurrection of believers they are given new bodies and believers still alive are changed at the twinkling of an eye as 1 Cor. 15 says.
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