The Millennial Position of Spurgeon

Dennis M. Swanson | August 25, 2009

The notoriety of Charles Haddon Spurgeon has caused many since his time to claim him as a supporter of their individual views regarding the millennium. Spurgeon and his contemporaries were familiar with the four current millennial views-amillennialism, postmillennialism, historic premillennialism, and dispensational premillennialism-though the earlier nomenclature may have differed. Spurgeon did not preach or write extensively on prophetic themes, but in his sermons and writings he did say enough to produce a clear picture of his position. Despite claims to the contrary, his position was most closely identifiable with that of historic premillennialism in teaching the church would experience the tribulation, the millennial kingdom would be the culmination of God’s program for the church, a thousand years would separate the resurrection of the just from that of the unjust, and the Jews in the kingdom would be part of the one people of God with the church.

Vol. 7, no. 2 (Fall 1996)

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Swanson, Dennis M.. "The Millennial Position of Spurgeon." The Master's Seminary Journal 7, no. 2 (Fall 1996): 183-212.