Postmillennialism vs Premillennialism

For college, we had to compare Postmillennialism and Premillennialism in a table or chart.
So, of course, I leveraged all my Inkscape skills to put this beauty together and was told I should share it with the small corner of the world that stumbles upon this website.
Thus, here you are – a fantastic little summative comparison eschatological infographic (how’s that for a description). If you’re wondering about amillennialism compared with postmillennialism or premillennialism, it may help you to know that amillennialism  is fairly similar to the postmillennial view but does not share the upward curve (where Christian influence brings about good in the world), postmillennialists are sometimes called optimistic amillennialists for this reason.

Right click to download and choose “Save As” – or whatever is equivalent.

James Cuénod
Student at Wheaton College
I love Jesus, preach his Gospel, disciple his children, study his word and I am incurably passionate about the glory of God.
Inching my way towards teaching pastors in South Africa. Student at Wheaton College. Excited by Hermeneutics, Old Testament and Biblical Theology.
  • Graham Heslop

    I was going through the older posts and I came across this gem. Challies’ Visual Theology has nothing on some of the memorable graphics you put together (aiding procrastination for other work at college). Do more. Post them.

    • James Cuénod

      Thanks Heslop, I must say I can’t think of what else I’ve done… I did think of doing one on Israel’s history the other day (especially after that small dating blunder of mine in Bible study). Did you have anything in mind?

  • Sapient1

    Good job James.

    May i suggest a follow up to this might be a chart of the corresponding views of the relationship between Israel and the Church as held by these two views. The Church replacing Israel is either Scriptural or it isn’t.

    God bless…and again, a good job.


    “If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.” –Martin Luther.

    • Thanks for the suggestion dude, the one thing that I’ve come up with at this point is a timeline of biblical history – I’ve got some of the data that I’ll need but this stuff just requires so much research…

      • Sapient1

        Hi James

        I think you will find that the entire issue of pre-mil, a-mil, and post-mil boils down to hermeneutics, and that centered on whether we should treat the Scripture as Jesus and the Apostles treated it or not.

        As you know, they had the utmost respect for the written Word, its authority, and its uncanny accuracy. For example, in Mark 12:18ff, Jesus hung the entire doctrine of the resurrection on whether a word was present or past tense. Paul of course, did the same thing in Galatians 3L16ff where he hung his argument on whether the word see found in Genesis was singular or plural.

        That is how they saw it, a human document produced by God, and they treated it accordingly.

        Today we have those who purport to expound that same Scripture who do not see it that way at all, and do not treat it that way. They insist the words are not accurate, that there are hidden meanings that change the clear meaning of the text.

        That is not only a low opinion of Scripture, but of the God Who wrote it, and the Son of God Who put His stamp of approval on it, making the argument ultimately about Him.

        For me, I would never be so brave as to purport to someone that i was teaching God’s word and then present such deviations from it. The scriptural mandate for such men is to hold “fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching,
        so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute
        those who contradict.”

        i believe you will find the history of the church right there, especial in the days of apostasy as described in Jude.
        God speed my friend. I pray our Lord will use you mightily as you “contend earnestly for the faith once and for all delivered to the saints.”


  • Pierre Queripel

    Hi James. Nice. Curious to know where you stand? I don’t have a settled view (a- or optimistic a-). Won’t judge you. Just curious! Pierre from Pmb.

    • Hey Pierre, thanks.
      Yes I carefully concealed my position 🙂 I could tell you a story about my position but it boils down to Amillennial. I would add, though, that I don’t think God is done with ethnic Israel.