To read this article about which I am commenting click on the link at the end. Here is my reason for posting this. This note is to the post and blog creator of the original post. The site offers no reblog option that I can find:
Johnathan, although as a post-Trib premillennialist myself, still I agree with most of what you as a pre-Trib premillennialist state here. But there is one area with which I cannot agree.
You state that your disagreement with the Amillennialist is that: “It’s just a matter of regarding the end of the apocalypse as allegory as well as chapters 6-19 and one ends up denying an essential aspect of our hope as believers.”
I’ve read enough of your blog to know that by hope you most likely are referring to our blessed hope.
Not only was Peter warned of his end or demise by Jesus, but the Holy Spirit had also warned Paul, who relates the following:
except that the Holy Spirit solemnly [and emphatically] affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me. But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious, undeserved] grace [which makes us free of the guilt of sin and grants us eternal life].
Acts 20:23-24 AMP
So the author of our “blessed hope” (the teaching) obviously must not have considered the blessed hope to be what Dispensationalist’s consider this hope to be; and I use the same basis to draw this conclusion as did you in this article opposing Amillennialism. The intent of the author must have considered this hope (his hope) to be the resurrection which would await him and most of the Church which would attend Christ’s Second Coming. Just as you most likely will not convert the thinking of the Amillennialist, I most likely will not change your mind either, but this does not change the fact that what we both have pointed out is true. And I’m pretty sure that you will not allow my comment to post, although should you decide to visit my site I will be happy to allow any of your comments to stand. I personally believe that we learn truth from controversy.