ALWAYS VICTORIOUS! THE EARLIEST CHURCH NOT PRE- BUT POSTMILLENNIAL
(22) It was only from the middle of the second century A.D. onward, then, that the Babylonian-Persian chiliastic idea of two widely-separated physical resurrections began to expand even on the fringes of the Christian Church. First it influenced Sub-Christian groups like the Cerinthians, Ebionites, and the Montanists cf. too the modern Mormons, Pentecostalists, Seventh-day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses.24 And then it ultimately influenced even some of the authentically-Christian groups themselves.
(23) The first authentically-Christian thinker writtenly to advocate a kind of "Chiliasm" was Justin Martyr the Samaritan. This was around 150 A.D. Yet even Justin only sometimes advocated a "Christian Chiliasm" and indeed a kind of "Chiliasm" quite unlike that of modern Premillennialists.25