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Futurism is an interpretation of the Bible in Christian eschatology placing the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel and the Olivet discourse and The Sheep and the Goats generally in the future as literal, physical, apocalyptic and global. Other views place the fulfillment of such prophecies in the past as literal, physical and local (Preterism; Historicism), or in the present as non-literal and spiritual (Idealism).

Futurism has both ancient and modern variants, the most common among modern Protestant evangelicals being Dispensationalist.

Most Christians believe that Jesus will come again to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy, see Nicene Creed.


See also


  1. ^ Revelation: An Expository Commentary Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1971
  2. ^ Our Daily Bread. Radio Bible Class Ministries
  3. ^ The Revelation: An Analysis and Exposition of the Last Book of the Bible: Loizeaux Brothers, 1915
  4. ^ Lectures on the Revelation: Neptune, N.J.: Loizeaux Brothers, 1920
  5. ^ There’s a New World Coming: A Prophetic Odyssey: Eugene, Ore.: Harvest House, 1973
  6. ^ Thru the Bible With J. Vernon McGee. Thomas Nelson December, 1988
  7. ^ The Revelation Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Revelation: Tyndale House, 1983
  8. ^ The Book of the Revelation: Chicago: Moody Press,1935
  9. ^ Exploring Revelation. Chicago: Moody Press. 1874
  10. ^ Jesuit scholar held almost all events are future and apply to the end times
  11. ^ Revelation: Chicago, Ill.: Moody Press, 1968
  12. ^ God’s Final Word: Understanding Revelation: Grand Rapids: Discovery House, 1991
  13. ^ Interpreting Revelation . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957
  14. ^ The Revelation of Jesus Christ . Chicago: Moody, 1966
  15. ^ Be Victorious. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1985.


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