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premillennialism

Line breaks: pre|mil¦len¦nial|ism
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːmɪˈlɛnɪəlɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of premillennialism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(Among Christian fundamentalists) the doctrine that the prophesied millennium of blessedness will begin with the imminent Second Coming of Christ.
Example sentences
  • In the author's view, premillennialism is fundamentally flawed.
  • After the Civil War, a new kind of premillennialism, ‘dispensationalism, ‘gained popularity.’
  • In the churches of Christ the list features the institutional matters already mentioned, as well as pacifism, participation in governmental affairs (including voting), premillennialism, and divorce and remarriage.

Derivatives

premillennialist

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noun
Example sentences
  • Protestant premillennialists, particularly pretribulationists, believe they will be raptured before the tribulation, to be taken to a better place away from the world, while the unsaved will sadly, though justly, suffer.
  • Holders of these positions are more inclined than premillennialists to interpret scripture symbolically, and do not consider the prophecies of scripture as literal predictions of the future.
  • No sensible person who had visited the place once would want to return; thus he poked fun at the premillennialists of his day.

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