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