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premillennialism Syllabification: pre·mil·len·ni·al·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌprēməˈlenēəˌlizəm/

Definition of premillennialism in English:


(Among some Christian Protestants) the doctrine that the prophesied millennium of blessedness will begin with the imminent Second Coming of Christ. Compare with postmillennialism.
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.


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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