pre·​mil·​len·​ni·​al·​ism | \ ˌprē-mə-ˈle-nē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce premillennialism (audio) \

Definition of premillennialism

: the view that Christ's return will usher in a future millennium of Messianic rule mentioned in Revelation

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premillennialist \ ˌprē-​mə-​ˈle-​nē-​ə-​list How to pronounce premillennialist (audio) \ noun

Examples of premillennialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Christians are more than twice as likely to blame a person’s poverty on lack of effort," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of premillennialism

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of premillennialism was in 1848

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“Premillennialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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