Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative (Storms)

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The second coming of Christ is a matter of sharp disagreement amongst Christians. Many hold to premillennialism: that Christ's return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgement, a belief popularised in the popular Left Behind novels. However, premillennialism is not the only option for Christians. In this important new book, 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.


Table of Contents:

  1. The Hermeneutics of Eschatology: Five Foundational Principles for the Interpretation of Prophecy
  2. Defining Dispensationalism
  3. The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9 and the Old Testament Roots of Dispensationalism
  4. Daniel’s Contribution to Biblical Eschatology
  5. Problems with Premillennialism
  6. Who are the People of God? Israel, the Church, and “Replacement” Theology
  7. The Eschatology of Jesus: Matthew 24 and the Olivet Discourse (1)
  8. The Eschatology of Jesus: Matthew 24 and the Olivet Discourse (2)
  9. The Book of Acts and the Promise of Israel’s restoration
  10. Romans 11 and The “Future” of Israel
  11. The Kingdom of God: Now and Not Yet
  12. The Postmillennial View of the Kingdom of God
  13. The Book of Revelation and Biblical Eschatology: The Chronology of the Seal, Trumpet, and Bowl Judgments
  14. Amillennialism, Revelation 20, and The Binding of Satan
  15. Amillennialism, Revelation 20, and The First Resurrection’
  16. The Antichrist in Biblical Eschatology: A Study of Revelation 13 and 17
  17. The Antichrist in Biblical Eschatology: A Study of 2 Thessalonians 2

Conclusion: A Cumulative Case Argument for Amillennialism



Sam Storms (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas) has spent more than four decades in ministry as a pastor, professor, and author. He is currently the senior pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was previously a visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College from 2000 to 2004.



"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 ~ James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, 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 ~ author and blogger, "Between Two Worlds", Wheaton, Illinois

"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 ~ Richard Jordan Professor of Theology, 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, University Reformed Church. East Lansing, Michigan