The Rise of A-millennialism –
Teachings 4-7 deal with the history of eschatology. My teaching begins by portraying the rejection of the original idea–that Jesus will return historically to restore all things—in preference to a new doctrine, which has been called a-millennialism (which means “no millennium.”) Under this new doctrine, Jesus will not return to the earth, except to judge it. There will be no restoration of anything, and no reign on earth for any purpose whatever. The only reign we need to be concerned about is the reign of the Pope, who is the vicar of Christ on earth. This view rejects entirely the promises of the Old Testament prophets (one of which portrayed the Kingdom of God actually replacing the Roman Empire!) More recently, various Christian leaders have tried to restore bits and pieces of the original teaching of Jesus, thus creating new eschatologies in various parts of the Church during recent times. But now I believe it is time to restore the whole promise of the Second Coming in all its integrity, as the apostolic Church accepted it.