A month or so ago I made available my first ebook How Sermons Work. My second ebook, Endtimes Q&A (download pdf here) is an expanded version of “The Four (Main) Millennial Views,” which I presented today at the 2010 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology in Grand Rapids.In the interests of clarity, precision, simplicity and brevity, the material is presented in question and answer (or “catechism”) format. I’ve used pictures to illustrate and highlight many points. The link between text and picture is not always obvious, but will be all the more memorable if you can work it out! Proof texts are kept to a minimum, and those I have used are placed in the footnotes to avoid clutter. Many other eschatology books will give you all the necessary scriptural references. As this is only an introduction to the four main millennial views, I have kept things brief. I have also focused on the mainstream of each view rather than all the variations within each. Although I have tried to fairly represent the four main millennial views as well as setting out the strengths and weaknesses of each, I am biased toward amillennialism. My original address was somewhat tilted in favor of amillennialism. This ebook is more obviously tilted in that direction. However, whatever your millennial view, I hope that Endtimes Q&A will help you to understand the alternatives better. If I have misrepresented any of the millennial views, I will gladly receive correction. I am working on an expanded version of this ebook which will deal with the full range of eschatological subjects: death, intermediate state, final judgment, heaven, hell, etc.
I’m very grateful to my research assistant, PRTS student Derek Naves, for his help with the four millennial timelines in my Keynote presentation. I hope to get these posted on this blog next week. Some of the icons Derek designed are on the front cover of the ebook.