Johnson: Premils And Postmils Both Anticipate An Earthly Golden Age

Thus, while amillennialism agrees with postmillennialism that Christ’s second coming will occur after the thousand years, it demurs from postmillennialism’s and premillenialism’s shared belief that Christians can expect a semi-curse-free, semi-suffering-free era within the context of the ‘first heaven and earth,’ prior to the consummation of the new creation with the new heaven and earth, the home of righteousness. Amillennialists believe that this new heaven and earth will appear at Christ’s bodily return, not a thousand years later. Thus they eagerly hope for the second coming as “the grand finale of redemptive history.”1

Dennis Johnson | Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation, (Phillipsburg, P&R Publishing, 2001), 282.


  1. Robert B. Strimple, “Amillennialism,” in Bock, Three Views, 100.


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Posted by Charles Vaughn | Wednesday, November 1, 2023 | Categorized Eschatology, HeidelQuotes | Tagged Bookmark the permalink.

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Charles lives in San Diego county with his wife and four covenant children. He has a B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies from Regent University and an M.A. in both Biblical and Theological Studies from Westminster Seminary California. Charles works as a Junior High history teacher at a Christian school in Escondido, CA.

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  1. I bought this commentary upon recommendation, and it is excellent. Readable, logical progression, and full of depth. Very much enjoying it!

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