Nature: It is the pre-millennialist's belief that the end of the known world will bring with it the Rapture, or the elevation of every Christian's body to the heavens. It is supposed that this event will be followed by the Millennium, or the 1000-year reign of Christ on earth, which will provide a totalitarian paradise for only those proclaimed Christians of the former world.
Claim: The pre-millennialist belief system is a practice in theological selfishness, in which there is no need for Christian love and compassion. Since each member is assured of her personal salvation as a Christian, she will very likely develop an indifference to the fate of the unsaved. In effect such practice breeds hypocrisy, as the notion of a "chosen people" is antithetical to true Christian doctrine.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET