Essays On Chiliasm (Part 7)

   Let us now ask, what is the true significance of these “living waters” which shall break forth over all the earth?  Do they simply mean the blessings of the Spirit, or something more substantial?  Commentators are at variance, however the Chiliast view tends to look at the waters in a dual sense: for man…

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 4)

   Naturally, I do not claim the ability to read into every aspect and phase of fulfillment concerning the New Jerusalem. When the city is established, then only will we know in precisely what manner the temple ordinances are fulfilled in Christ.  For it is very difficult, nay, impossible, to accurately gauge the nature of a…

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…