If you've ever spent any time studying/looking into eschatology ("the study of last things"), you know Christians like to discuss and develop a case for different views on something called "the Millennium." There are postmillennials who believe Christ will physically return AFTER a "millennial age" of peace and righteousness, where the progress of the gospel has such a noticeable influence that more and more of society operates on God's standards. Premillennials believe that Christ will return BEFORE His millennial reign on earth, and that His arrival will institute this period of wholeness and righteousness. Amillennials believe that Christ's millennial reign is realized now in the church age, as Christ reigns from His throne currently. (The disclaimer, of course, is that these definitions are broad and somewhat simplistic. For a more nuanced description of each of these views and interaction among those who hold them, check out this "An Evening of Eschatology" with Drs. Jim Hamilton, Sam Storms, and Doug Wilson hosted by DesiringGod in 2009. It's worth a watch when you have an extra )
It is true that different millennial views have their place in a Christian theology of last things - I'm a firm believer in that. However, I'm also a firm believe that one's millennial views are NOT a litmus test for evangelical orthodoxy. A Christian can hold to any of the above-mentioned millennial views and still be an evangelical. It's in that vein that I include this picture that I first ran across a while ago. Even while we think theologically and debate issues, let's keep things in their proper place and be willing to have some fun doing so.
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