The second coming of Christ has always been grounds for sharp disagreement for Christians-even Christians within the same tradition.
Many hold to premillennialism: that Christ's return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgment, a belief popularized in the bestselling Left Behind novels. However, premillennialism is not the only option-or even the best option-for Christians.
In Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative, Sam Storms provides a biblical rationale for amillennialism; the belief that the 1,000 years in Revelation 20 is symbolic of the reign of Christ and his people throughout the present church age. To this end, Storms evaluates competing views, examines the foundational hermeneutical issues in play, and then thoroughly and exegetically expounds the amillennial view drawing on the entire biblical corpus.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 560 Vendor: Christian Focus Publications Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 1781911320 ISBN-13: 9781781911327 Availability: In Stock
Storms marshals exegetical and theological arguments in defense of his view in this wide-ranging work. Even those who remain unconvinced will need to reckon with the powerful case made for an amillennial reading. The author calls us afresh to be Bereans who are summoned to search the scriptures to see if these things are so.
-Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
There is something in here to challenge and to encourage all of us, no matter our persuasion. I pray this book will help others in the same way it has helped me.
-Justin Taylor, author and blogger, "Between Two Worlds", Wheaton, Illinois
This is a remarkable book which will surely become the standard bearer for Amillennialism for years to come.
-Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church. East Lansing, Michigan
Sam Storms' book, Kingdom Come: the Amillennial Alternative, is a substantial work on the viability of the Amillennial perspective on eschatology, including that of the Book of Revelation.....Even those who may disagree with Storms' Amillennial approach will definitely benefit from his book.
-G. K. Beale, Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
...the most helpful book on the various millennial views I have seen since W. J. Grier's The Momentous Event. His work is marked by careful exegesis of pertinent texts, and ranges widely and deeply in all of the relevant Scriptural passages dealing with the end of the age.
-Douglas F. Kelly, Richard Jordan Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina