Dominion Theology / Post Millennialism


What do Dominion Theology / post-millennial believers think about the anti-Christ and the Great Tribulation?


Taken literally, the term post-millennial means after the millennium. This view holds that the Millennium took place in heaven during the first 1000 years of the Church Age and is now over. Advocates of Post-Millennialism can have different views of end-times prophecy.

Postmillennial Preterists believe that most of the book of Revelation was fulfilled by the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and that many of the prophecies in the New Testament point to that time. They contend that Nero was the anti-Christ and the Great Tribulation resulted in the fall of Jerusalem. (Some believe that all prophecy including those referring to the 2nd Coming has been fulfilled.)

Postmillennial Historicists believe that the Book of Revelation prophesies the history of the Church from the Apostolic Era to the future Second Advent of Jesus Christ.

Postmillennial Idealists believe that the strange individuals and creatures and events of Revelation symbolize types of people or institutions throughout church history, and represent the ongoing struggle between good and evil.

Believers in Dominion Theology claim that the Church will subdue the Earth and take dominion over it, citing Genesis 1:28 as their authority.  They believe it’s necessary for the Church to accomplish this before the Lord can return.  As you can see, none of these groups interpret end times prophecy literally.