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Prophetic chiliasm : a clarion call for the Bride of Christ or a call to enlist in hell's armies? Re-evaluating the political significance of prophetic chiliasm in Pentecostal thinking

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dc.contributor.author Horn, Nico
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-05T12:47:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-05T12:47:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Horn, N. 2008,'Prophetic chiliasm : a clarion call for the Bride of Christ or a call to enlist in hell's armies? Re-evaluating the political significance of prophetic chiliasm in Pentecostal thinking', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol. XXXIV, no. 2, pp. 129-149. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4503
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract Most Pentecostals of the early 20th century accepted Darbyist dispensationalism and pre-millennial chiliasm. GR Wessels was the first Pentecostal to link dispensationalism to pro-apartheid ideology. Kleynhans took the political agenda further. He gave the apartheid regime a messianic position. Communism hates God. Therefore they hate the Jewish state and Christian South Africa. The Iraqi war was the catalyst for a dispensationalism in the USA that resembles the South African Pentecostal dispensationalism. After 9/11 the American people suffered a sense of loss and anger. Terrorist attacks are in a sense even more frustrating than conventional war. During September 2006 several pre-millenial pastors encouraged the USA to invade Iran on TBN. The messages sounded very similar to that of Kleynhans: The USA and Israel are God’s elect, the Muslim world is the enemy. Suggested further research should look at the effects of conservative dispensationalism on the lives of the ordinary believer. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Prophetic chiliasm
dc.subject Pentecostal thinking
dc.title Prophetic chiliasm : a clarion call for the Bride of Christ or a call to enlist in hell's armies? Re-evaluating the political significance of prophetic chiliasm in Pentecostal thinking en
dc.type Article en


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