The amillennial view denies a literal Millennial Kingdom on earth (Rev. Rev. 20:1+
). It holds that the kingdom promises in the OT
are fulfilled spiritually rather than literally in the New Testament church. Amillennialists usually consider the thousand years of Revelation Rev. 20:1+
as a symbol indicating an indefinite period of time. Christ is seen as ruling over His kingdom through the church in the current age, a kingdom which is strictly spiritual. The a- in amillennialism negates the term; hence, amillennialism means there will not be a literal, future millennium.1
See Millennial Kingdom
. See commentary on Revelation 20
1 Paul Enns, The Moody Handbook of Theology (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1989), 380.