Last night at church in doctrine class we were learning about eschatology among Christians and there are three main views about the end-times/Christ's millennial reign. I wondered if JWs are somewhat amillennial? From Wikipedia about amillennialism:
Amillennialism (Latin: a- "no" + millennialism) is a view in Christian end-times theology named for its rejection of the theory that Jesus Christ will have a thousand-year long, physical reign on the earth. This is in opposition to premillennial and some postmillennial interpretations of chapter 20
of the Book of Revelation.
In contrast, the amillennial view holds that the thousand years mentioned in Revelation 20 is a symbolic number, not a literal description; that the millennium has already begun and is identical with the current church age, (or more rarely, that it ended with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 — see Preterism). Amillennialism holds that while Christ's reign during the millennium is spiritual in nature, at the end of the church age, Christ will return in final judgment and establish a permanent physical reign.
Which one are JWs, amillennial, pre- or post-millennial? To me they seem mostly amillennial in that they think practically everything in Revelation (and most of the Bible) is "symbolic."