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Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Always Victorious! The Earliest Church Not Pre- but Postmillenial



(6) Only after 1830 was this novel pretribulationistic eschatology speedily disseminated. This was done in Britain by the Plymouth Brethrenist J.N. Darby. It was thereafter done especially in the United States by C.I. Scofield, D.L. Moody, and L.S. Chafer  and by dispensationalistic Seminaries such as Dallas (Texas) and Grace (Indiana). But it was disseminated only minimally outside of those circles (and particularly outside of Britain and the United States right down to our present time).

(7) The Bible does, of course, teach the future physical catching up in the air of the saints at the Second Coming of Christ in Final Judgment. Matthew 24:31-40 cf. First Thessalonians 4:13-17. Yet the Bible does not teach the “chiliastic” idea of a “double resurrection.” For the idea that a future physical “rapture” of the living saints (right after a physical resurrection of the dead saints) would be followed by a thousand-years-long visible reign of Christ Himself here on this Earth prior to the physical resurrection of the wicked dead  is unknown to Holy Scripture.

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