The Amillennial Alternative
The second coming of Christ is a matter of significant disagreement amongst Christians. Many hold to premillennialism: that Christ’s return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgement, a belief popularized in the popular Left Behind novels.
However, premillennialism is not the only option for Christians. Sam Storms provides a biblical rationale for amillennialism, the belief that 1,000 years mentioned in the book of Revelation is symbolic with the emphasis being the King and his Kingdom.
About the Author
Sam Storms is the Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the President of Enjoying God Ministries. He and his wife Ann have been married for 44 years and are the parents of two grown daughters and have four grandchildren. He is also the author of Chosen for Life; Tough Topics; and The Hope of Glory.
“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
“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, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, 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, Executive vice president, Crossway Books and blogger, “Between Two Worlds”, Wheaton, Illinois
“Imminently readable, this is the book I would recommend on amillennialism from here on out.” — Jared C. Wilson, Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Managing Editor of For The Church, Midwestern’s site for gospel-centered resources.
“Sam Storms’ Kingdom Come is a remarkably comprehensive and informative study of eschatology from a Reformed perspective. Not only does he persuasively argue the amillennial position but he provides a clear and charitable understanding of the alternatives. On topic after topic, I marveled at Storms’ sound handling and lucid teaching of difficult material. Kingdom Come is extraordinarily helpful to the student of eschatology and no Reformed library will be complete without this book.” — Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina
“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, Professor of Theology Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
“This is a remarkable book which will surely become the standard bearer for Amillennialism for years to come.” — Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina
- The Hermeneutics of Eschatology: Five Foundational Principles for the Interpretation of Prophecy
- Defining Dispensationalism
- The Seventy Weeks of Daniel and the Old Testament Roots of Dispensationalism
- Daniel’s Contribution to Biblical Eschatology
- Problems with Premillennialism
- Who are the People of God? Israel, the Church, and “Replacement” Theology
- The Eschatology of Jesus: Matthew 24 and the Olivet Discourse, Part 1
- The Eschatology of Jesus: Matthew 24 and the Olivet Discourse, Part 2
- The Book of Acts and the Promise of Israel’s Restoration
- Romans 11 and the Future of Israel
- The Kingdom of God: Now and Not Yet
- The Postmillennial View of the Kingdom of God
- The Book of Revelation and Biblical Eschatology: The Chronology of the Seal, Trumpet, and Bowl Judgments
- Amillennialism, Revelation 20, and the Binding of Satan
- Amillennialism, Revelation 20, and the First Resurrection
- The Antichrist in Biblical Eschatology: A Study of Revelation 13 and 17
- The Antichrist in Biblical Eschatology: A Study of 2 Thessalonians 2
- Conclusion: A Cumulative Case for Amillennialism