Eusebius, Chiliasm & Cerinthius – the Beast of Premillennialism

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Premillennialism is a big lie. Probably the biggest one I will deal with here on the blog. The Lord Jesus Christ has delivered me from a lot of deceptive biblical teachings – this one takes the prize…

It sends chill down my back to say it because I know it is one of the greatest sacred cows within evangelical Christendom, and exponentially more to the Chapel…

But sacred cows make the best hamburger…

There are two basic form of premillennialism: Historic and Dispensational. The Chapel is dispensational along the same lines as Bullinger and Scofield. Due to British Isrealism, it’s version has a unique twist, as we have covered.

The Historic form was held by many within the early church but there were also a great number of Christians who believed the millennium was a present reality.

Let’s start by mentioning that premillennialism, or chiliasm was condemned by various early church council’s and lastly by the council of Ephesus in 431.

Here’s where it really gets fun. Church historian Eusebius attributes the origination of premillennialism to an arch-heretic named Cerinthius. Cerinthius was an influential gnostic around the turn of the first century. Coincidentally he emerges into the light of history around the same time Revelation was written.

Cerinthius taught that Jesus would establish a thousand-year reign of sensuous pleasure after the Second Coming but before the General Resurrection.

So we have in Cerinthius a heresiarch around the time of John that Eusebius attests to being the originator of the view of a future earthly reign of Christ…

More on this to come very soon…

 

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Author: Timothy Campbell

Independent researcher exposing Joel's Army / Latter-Rain Movement, Christian evangelist and helping to expose the plot of the ages - the church will be here during the great tribulation (or Golden Age of Gaia) and will have resist the beast and his mark...

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