In an earlier post I started this series responding to Sam Storms’ Gospel Coalition post on why he changed his mind about the millennium (from premillennial to amillennial). In that post, I dealt with some introductory things. Starting with this post, I will make one post each for the six reasons he gives to allegedly prove that premillennialism is untenable. Hopefully in a friendly way I can make some assertions that help to defend the premillennial understanding of the end times.
The first reason that Sam gives is that if you are a premillennialist, “you must necessarily believe that physical death will continue to exist beyond the time of Christ’s second coming.” He goes on to couple that statement with the words “death is defeated and swallowed up in victory at the parousia.” Sam’s post is just giving general statements and not the detailed arguments that will naturally be present when his book Kingdom Come is released soon. However, I would like to take a stab at responding to the general statement here.