The Millennial Temple: "The Millennial Temple
Amillenarians challenge, and at times berate, the Premillenarians who teach that the Temple described in Ezekiel chapters 40-48, and the sacrifices presented there, are to be interpreted and understood literally. Their rejection of a literal interpretation of these chapters is based upon the unbiblical notion that God is forever finished with national Israel being replaced by the Church which, they claim, is now 'spiritual Israel.' Their assertion is that national Israel in the Old Testament was merely a type of the Church now realized in the New Testament. And that the Messianic Kingdom, covenantly as well as prophetically promised by God to that nation, having no physical, earthly reality at all, was to be a spiritual (i.e., spiritualized) kingdom. But it is these allegations, when held up to the scrutiny of God's literal Word, that can find no Scriptural reality at all."