Amillennial Doctrine

The following is a placeholder covering the doctrine of Immortality of the Soul. I will come along and re-edit this in more detail progressively.

Amillennialism is a theological belief within certain Christian traditions that interprets the millennial reign mentioned in the book of Revelation symbolically, rather than as a literal thousand-year period. The term “amillennial” comes from the negation of the word “millennial,” indicating that amillennialists do not believe in a literal millennium. Here is a description of Amillennial doctrine:

Symbolic Interpretation

Amillennialism holds that the thousand-year reign of Christ described in Revelation 20 is not a literal period of time but should be understood symbolically. The number “thousand” is viewed as representing completeness or fullness, rather than a specific span of years.

Present Church Age

According to Amillennial doctrine, the thousand-year period represents the current Church Age, starting with the resurrection and ascension of Christ and extending until His future return. During this time, Christ spiritually reigns in Heaven as King over His Church.

Binding of Satan

Amillennialists interpret the binding of Satan mentioned in Revelation 20:2-3 as the restriction of his power during the present Church Age. This restraint allows the gospel to be preached and the Church to grow despite opposition.

Final Events

Amillennialists believe that at the end of the Church Age, there will be a final and visible return of Christ (Second Coming) to judge the living and the dead, as well as to inaugurate the eternal state.

General Resurrection and Judgment

Amillennial doctrine affirms a general resurrection where both believers and unbelievers are raised from the dead. This is followed by the final judgment, where all individuals will be held accountable for their actions and faith.

Eternal State

After the final judgment, Amillennialists believe in the establishment of the new heaven and new earth, where believers will dwell eternally with God. There is no expectation of a future earthly millennium in this theological view.


Amillennialism is particularly associated with various Reformed and Protestant denominations, although it is not universally held within all Christian traditions. Those who adhere to this belief typically interpret biblical prophecies allegorically or symbolically, emphasizing the spiritual significance and the fulfillment of God’s promises in the Church Age and the eternal state rather than in a future literal millennium.

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