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Three Differing Views Amongst Pre-Millennialists.
There are three differing views concerning the timing of the rapture amongst the pre-millennialists: (1) pre-tribulational, (2) mid-tribulational and (3) post-tribulational. There are problems with all three of these views, because they do not fit into the context or the exegesis of other scriptures. Any doctrine that we believe and hold to must fit into the context of the Bible, because no scripture is of private interpretation.
1. The Postmillennial View Point.
Postmillennialism is the belief that Christ's return will be after (Post) the thousand years (millennium). The postmillennialists hold the historical view of Daniel's Seventy-Week Prophecy and a future view of the millennium.
2. The Amillennialism, Or `Realized Millennialism' Viewpoint.
Amillennialism, or `realized millennialism,' is the belief that the millennial time is now a present reality. The millennium is then the time between the first coming of Christ and the eternal states; it is the church age. Then Christ will return for his church. They do not believe in a set time for the present age or the destiny of 'the triumphant church.' They hold the historical view of Daniel's Seventy-Week Prophecy and a present-tense view of the millennium.
3. The Premillennial View.
The Premillennialists' view is that Christ's return will be before (Pre) the literal thousand years (millennium). They hold a futuristic interpretation of the 70th week of Daniel's 70-Week Prophecy and a futuristic view of the millennium.