By Victoria Price
- The belief of millennialism has been derived primarily from the Book of Revelation 20:1-6, in the Bible.
- It states that the Second Coming of Christ will come and establish a 1,000 year reign on earth of peace.
- It then states that at the end of time God will judge the living and the dead.
- Through history this belief has given hope to countless people that are at the bottom of the social class that are Christian, Jewish, Mormon, or Muslim.
- These people have clung to the belief of millennialism as a way of dealing with poverty and despair.
- It gave them something to hope for and look forward to.
- Throughout history some groups have revolted against government as an attempt to start the age of "peace".
- Millerites were Seventh-Day Adventists who followed William Miller
- They sold their possessions because they believed that the Second Coming of Christ was in 1843 or 1844
- They waited for the world to end
- Millennial Dawnists were a sect of Seventh-Day Adventists.
- They believed that the world was under Satan's rule.
- They felt it was their obligation to announce the Second Coming of Christ and the battle of Armageddon.
- Other religions that believe in millennialism include Judaism, Deism, Buddhism, and Islam.
- The Seventh-Day Adventists, amongst other believers in millennialism, spread the belief of the Second Coming around the world.
- This made the belief in millennialism more widely known and accepted.
- This also caused the belief to be carried out throughout most of history, starting in the Christian faith and continuing to present day.
- All religions that believe in millennialism spread the belief in it to the members of their religion and therefore further the spread of millennialism to a lot of people and to a lot of places in the world.
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