Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah. According to the Old Testament prophets, the Messiah was supposed to take away our sins, remove the curse on this Genesis creation, and restore the earth to its Edenic condition. He would then rule over Israel and the whole world, ushering in an age of righteous humanity. The world would be characterized by peace, justice, righteousness, and abundant prosperity.
Instead, Jesus Christ was crucified by the Romans, and after being resurrected, he ascended to heaven without establishing his reign over this world. The Genesis creation remains under a curse, and Satan continues to be the ruler of this fallen world of sinful humans. This demonic world is characterized by strife and war, injustice, unrighteousness, and systemic poverty. Where, then, is his messianic kingdom of peace and prosperity?
In this challenging series of lectures, the current views on the biblical future—amillennialism, postmillennialism, and premillennialism—will be examined and critiqued. Topics such as the Great Tribulation, the millennial reign of Christ, the first resurrection, the final resurrection, and the second coming of Christ on Judgment Day are examined in depth. Then, a fascinating alternative to understanding God’s endgame will be presented.