- Mar 15, 2017
Some people are of the view that a pre-trib perspective is a new development (in Christian history terms), not realising that Amillennialism was only really popularised by Augustine of Hippo (in the early 5th century AD in his book “City of God”) much later. Irenaeus of Lyon (disciple of Polycarp, disciple of John the apostle) described a pre-trib rapture in his “Against Heresies” writings…Being on topic I always thought of Ezekiel 38 taking place after the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ when then dragon is set loose. It was people like Tim Lahaye and Hal Lindsey that made the chapter focus on an end times state of Israel. Its a newer teaching that didn't exist before then.