postmillennialism

noun post·mil·len·ni·al·ism \ ˌpōs(t)-mə-ˈle-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of postmillennialism

: the theological doctrine that the second coming of Christ will occur after the millennium

postmillennialist

play \ˌpōs(t)-mə-ˈle-nē-ə-list\ noun

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1879


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