amillennialism today

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  1. treed

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    It seems that amillenarians are fewer and farther between in modern day baptist churches. Does anyone agree?
     
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    Your observation is built on something(s), maybe from reading, a poll and so on. What is your observation based on?
     
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    maybe i should have said that in the area I live in i have noticed a shift from amillennial teachings to that of the premillenial
     
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    ok, what is responsible for the shift in your area? Is it noticing things in the Bible they are been overlooking? What?
     
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    it started in a general area and as pastors moved from one church to another it began to spread. I believe also the Left Behind series has added much vigor to the doctine
     
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    I should have said central instead of general. You will have to forgive me. This is my first post ever on the baptist board
     
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    It seems the scripture shhould be the source of the vigor.

    BTW, you are doing fine with your posts:thumbs:

    It seems to me, after having heard the premilennial view only after joining a landmark missionary Baptist church, the view is believed among pastors, while many church members are followers of the sensational.

    Just my opinion.:wavey:

    bro. Dallas
     
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    Frogman could you explain what you meant by "snsational"
     
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    I have found that it really depends on the circles that you are in. Fundamentalist churches don't "allow" for anything but premill understanding for example. As for this Baptist the amill position is alive and kicking.
     
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    I don't think so. I think Baptists have typically been premillennial, and amillennialism is growing in some areas.
     
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    This is a bit of a misconception of fundamentalism. Many fundamentalists are amillennial, and some fundamental baptists allow for variety of opinion on this matter within their churches.
     
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    I agree with you as this has been my experience. The amill position is alive and kicking with me also!
     
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    Sure. The left behind series are sensational. I think a great number of people 'believe' the premil position based upon that series rather than from a sound Biblical perspective.

    bro. Dallas:wavey:
     
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    I think your absolutely right frogman. I run into so many people that couldn't give one bit of scripture other than the 20th chap of revelation, but hang their beliefs on what some man has written on the subject. Many millions of dollars have been spent on what some man has to say about doctrine, but the best way to get understanding is to call out humbly to God in prayer. For example Daniel fasted and prayed for 21 days to get understanding. When faced with tough scripture there is no substitute for good old fashioned prayer.
     
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    To be fair, not all premil believers fall into this category. There are those who know what and why they believe the position and it has little, if anything, to do with Tim LeHaye.

    For some however, to discuss this topic means a range of simple to indepth book review of the series.

    bro. Dallas:wavey:
     
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    Treed, Welcome to BB!

    Sorry for the bad grammar in my last post. :laugh:

    Thanks for being patient---what Pastor Larry has to say is quite true.

    You'd like to know, however, that I'm one who converted from the Amil position to the Premil position. :thumbs:
     
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    Can you name one fundamentalist who is amill? I can't think of one
     
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    Many conservative Presbyterians are amill. I know many conservative Presbys who do not shun the label "fundamentalist" as long as it is used in its historical context. These Presbys follow in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen who fought against the liberalism of his day within 1920's Presbyterianism.
     
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    And just for balance, I converted from premil (dispy) to amil.
     
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    I have found that mainstream Evangelical Christianity has been almost exclusively premillennial for the 27 years that I have been a Christian and have followed public opinion on eschatology. The recent controversy over some well-known evangelical pastors objecting to the recent publication by some well-known publishing houses of a recent compelling work that takes a preterist view is an example of the kind of resistance that alternative views are going to encounter from the entrenched premil leaders. There are some great debates coming . . . but it's not going to be pretty. But much is at stake.

    If preterists like myself are right, and the next eschatological event will be the end of the world and the day of resurrection and judgment, then first we must pass through the last and final assault of the enemy against us: "And after the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city . . ."

    In Christ,
    Deborah
     

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