Basis of the Premillennial Faith


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The Basis of the Premillennial Faith



Charles C. Ryrie


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Although premillennialism continues to be popular today, it is by no means a new doctrine. Rather, because of its solid foundation in Biblical truth, premillennialism has been a prominent system of interpretation throughout church history.

Dr. Ryrie begins this book by introducing systems of interpretation and their vital importance in studying prophecy. He then proceeds to trace how premillennialism has its basis in history, hermeneutics, the Abrahamic covenant, Davidic covenant, new covenant, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

Whether you are new to premillennialist teaching, or whether you are interested in a more systematic understanding of its basis in Scripture, the contents of this book will clarify, instruct, and inspire.


Charles C. Ryrie (A.B., Harverford College; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; Litt.D., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is the annotator of the Ryrie Study Bible and author of many other best-selling books including The Basis of the Premillennial Faith, The Miracles of Our Lord, Balancing the Christian Life, Basic Theology, and So Great Salvation. Dr. Ryrie has served in numerous professional capacities including President of Philadelphia Biblical University, and Chairman and Professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.



Chapter 1  Introduction

Systems of Interpretation

Importance of Studying Prophecy

Chapter 2  Its Basis in History

The Ancient Period

The Medieval Period

The Reformation Period

The Modern Period


Chapter 3  Its Basis in Hermeneutics

Importance of Hermeneutics

General Principles of Interpretation

Principles of Interpretation of Prophecy

Results and Conclusion

Chapter 4  Its Basis in the Abrahamic Covenant

The Importance of the Covenant

The Promises of the Covenant

The Historic Fulfillment of the Covenant

The Unconditional Character of the Covenant

The Future Fulfillment of the Covenant

Chapter 5  Its Basis in the Davidic Covenant

The Analysis of the Covenant

The Historic Fulfillment of the Covenant

The Literal Interpretation of the Covenant

The Confirmation of the Covenant in the Old Testament

The Confirmation of the Covenant in the New Testament

Chapter 6  Its Basis in the New Covenant

The Issues Involved

Premillennialists’ Interpretation of the New Covenant

The Old Testament Teaching on the New Covenant with Israel

The New Testament Teaching on the New Covenant with Israel


Chapter 7  Its Basis in Ecclesiology

The Church, An Intercalation

The Church, A Mystery

The Church, A Distinct Body of Saints in This Age

Chapter 8  Its Basis in Eschatology

The Tribulation

The Millennium

Chapter 9  Conclusion

Weight 235 g
Dimensions 23 × 15.3 × 1 cm