Short answer: No.
Longer answer: I tried to unpack this in a radio interview on 7/14/2009: Are Millennial Views Essential? I had recently highlighted (1) Tom Schreiner’s move from an amillennial to a premillennial position and (2) Mark Dever’s argument that it’s a sin to sever cooperation with other believers over certain types of eschatological issues.
Even longer answer: Peter Hubbard, teaching pastor of North Hills Community Church in Taylors, South Carolina, wisely walked his church through this issue in September 2009. Up to that point the church had required members to affirm a pretribulational rapture and premillennialism, but the elders agreed that it was wiser to change that policy. Even though the church still teaches premillennialism, it does not require that members hold that view, and the elders themselves are not unanimous on their tribulation views. For example, Peter Hubbard is historic premillennial (i.e., posttribulational). I recently listened to the three sermons in which Peter addressed this issue in September 2009, and they are full of wisdom about how dogmatic we should be about some aspects of eschatology:
- Jesus Is Coming! A Family Chat | MP3 | notes | 9/13/2009
- Is the Rapture at the Return? | MP3 | notes | 9/20/2009
- The Millennium | MP3 | notes | 9/27/2009
- Why You Should Not Be Dogmatic about All of Your Convictions: Lloyd-Jones on Silk Stockings, Baths, Radios, and More (Peter Hubbard uses this quote in the first of his three sermons above. Listen from about 3:20 to 5:15 in the MP3.)
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