Biblical Reasons Why We Should
And Practical Suggestions on How We Can
Create Heaven on Earth
Members of "The 100 Million Club" are usually divided up into three categories that reflect their beliefs as to the timing of the Second Coming with regard to "the millennium". Some believe the Second Coming will be before, the millennium. Theirs is the "premillennial" view. Others believe the Second Coming will be after the millennium. Theirs is the "postmillennial" view. Others believe there is no millennium at all, except perhaps in heaven. Theirs is the "amillennial" view.
But there are some Christians who are not members of the 100-million Club (and their numbers appear vastly smaller) and reject the idea of a future millennium and a future Second Coming. They believe that Christ established His Kingdom at His First Advent. The first Christmas inaugurated a transitional period, "the last days" of the Old Covenant, which culminated in the destruction of the Old Temple in Jerusalem in AD 66-70, the end of the old age and the beginning of the New. Jesus described His Kingdom as one which starts small, like the mustard seed, and grows very large.
Leaders of the 100-million Club strongly disagree with this view, called the "preterist" view, teaching that the Kingdom does not begin until Christ physically returns to earth a second time, yet future for us. Few things are more evil, under this interpretation, than efforts in this present age to "bring about the Kingdom."
Sorting Out Theological Differences
The Unannounced Reason Behind American Fundamentalism's Support for the State of Israel
I’m trying to persuade Bible-believing Christians to change their views and become a potent political force. To “bring in the Kingdom.” So I must first establish my credentials as a Bible-believing fundamentalist. As a fundamentalist I know that I am reluctant to read anything written by authors (like Kurt Vonnegut) who question or deny the authority of the Bible. Especially if that author openly challenges traditional ideas that affect one's eternal salvation. I would never read a book that is rumored to claim that we're already in heaven if it were written by someone who was not a Bible-believing Christian (or even if it were! How could someone be a Bible-believing Christian who says we're already in heaven?)
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