Monumental, Kirk Cameron’s documentary “seeks to discover America’s true ‘national treasure’: the people, places, and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known.”
Based on pre-release clips, reviews, and interviews, Kirk Cameron may have changed his mind about the end times. Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind books and movies (starring Kirk Cameron) embrace the end times doctrine of premillennialism. Premillennialism says Christ will return to the earth just prior to a literal one-thousand-year reign. During the time just before the second coming there will be extraordinary tribulation and evil and the appearance of the Anti-Christ.
Monumental seems to reflect the optimism of postmillennialism. Postmillennialism teaches that Christ will return after a millennial period – 1,000 years being understood symbolically. The kingdom of God was established at the Resurrection, and is gradually being realized as Christ’s influence spreads across the globe. Before Christ’s second coming, the world will see a gradual return to biblical norms of justice and righteousness.
Cameron has made no formal statement about his views on the end times, but one things is certain: Monumental is different than the end times perspective taught by the Left Behind series.