premillennialism

noun

pre·​mil·​len·​ni·​al·​ism ˌprē-mə-ˈle-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce premillennialism (audio)
: the view that Christ's return will usher in a future millennium of Messianic rule mentioned in Revelation
premillennialist noun

Examples of premillennialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conservatives were 28% more likely to strongly support Israel, the survey found, while adherents of premillennialism, the belief in Jesus’ second coming and subsequent 1,000-year rule, were 83% more likely to support Israel. Marc A Ramirez, USA TODAY, 11 June 2024 The concept of the rapture, known theologically as dispensational premillennialism, is not prevalent in Catholic or mainline Protestant denominations like Episcopalianism or Presbyterianism, and is most commonly adhered to in evangelical and fundamental churches. Aj Willingham, CNN, 27 Sep. 2022 As conservative evangelicals embraced premillennialism and more liberal Christians turned toward postmillennialism, their approach toward aiding the poor changed in accordance with their beliefs. Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of premillennialism was in 1848

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“Premillennialism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premillennialism. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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