The belief that there will be no literal thousand-year reign by Jesus Christ upon earth. This belief expresses the view that the millennium has already begun and is identical with the church age, with the final judgment of sinful mankind by Jesus Christ bringing to end the church age, and establishing a permanent physical reign. This belief regards the millennium as the time of the Church and connects the binding of Satan (Revelation 20:1-10) with the Lord Jesus Christ's past work. The concept of Rapture is not important in this belief. (Contrast Premillennialism, Postmillennialism, Pretribulationism)

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