Reformed Chiliasm (Part 21- Conclusion)

   John, after describing the final punishment brought upon the heads of the wicked, and the casting of Satan into the lake of fire, then proceeds to paint a graphic picture of the Final Judgment.  He writes: “And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 5)

   I cannot stress too highly the importance of learning the real nature of last things by going back to the first things.  For these first things, when properly discerned, may serve as a key to unlocking the true import of last things.  And indeed many have already figured this out.  But since so many…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 3)

   In my last two articles, I have shown that there will be a personal reign of Christ upon the earth; and that this reign constitutes what is known as the Millennium.  I realize quite well that some of my friends and correspondents of past months will be surprised that I have taken this position.  But,…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 1)

  It is no misstatement to say that Chiliasm is the doctrine of the Bible itself.  It was probably the first system used by Christians to interpret that passage in Revelation 20 which speaks of the “thousand years.”  Although Chiliasm has had ups and downs throughout the centuries, and while it has sometimes even been…

The Priesthood of Melchisedec

“And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him: called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec” (Hebrews 5: 9-10). ************ The priesthood of Melchisedec has vital bearings on eschatology. Hyper-Preterists are tempted to confine Christ’s priesthood to the nation of Israel, and that…