Premillennialism and Hermeneutics

The purpose of this article is to identify the primary hermeneutical issues at the center of the divide over eschatology, while providing a brief premillennial response to each. The first of these issues concerns the legitimacy of literal interpretation with respect to prophetic texts. The second concerns the function of progressive revelation and the relationship of subsequent revelation to antecedent revelation. The third concerns the influence of presupposition, particularly as it relates to the analogy of faith and the impact of Platonic dualism on the Christian’s approach to Scripture.