Author Topic: EFCA Now Considers Premillennialism a Non-Essential  (Read 415 times)

mj4

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EFCA Now Considers Premillennialism a Non-Essential
« on: August 23, 2019, 04:42:04 PM »
In a good move, our Pietistic Free Church cousins drop Premillennialism from their Statement of Faith.

https://www.efca.org/resources/document/efca-statement-faith

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/august/efca-drops-premillennialism-evangelical-free-church-teds.html

I mention this because this church body descends from Scandinavian Lutherans. They have been heavily influenced by American Revivalism, of course, but itís nice to see that they have the capacity to walk back that influence even a little. It raises the question of what capacity various churches have for backing off from a peculiar doctrine that would set it apart from the larger tradition of which it might once have been a part.

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Re: EFCA Now Considers Premillennialism a Non-Essential
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 05:27:34 PM »
The delegates voted 79% to 21% to drop "premillennial" from the denomination's statement of faith.

The statement now reads: We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I commend the 350,000 member Evangelical Free Church of America for their action on this matter.
Of course, Martin Luther, and even John Calvin did not believe in the 1000 year reign of Christ on earth.