Historic premillennialism draws its name from the fact that many of the early Church Fathers (i.e. Ireneaus [140-203], who as a disciple of Polycarp, who had been an disciple of the apostle of John, Justin Martyr [100-165], and Papias [80-155]), apparently believed and taught that there would be a visible kingdom of God upon the earth, after the return of Christ. Without question, the best and most influential historic premillennialist was the late George Eldon Ladd. Through the work of Ladd, historic premillennialism gained scholarly respect and popularity among Evangelical and Reformed theologians since he had the right appreciation of the redemptive- historical significance of the first coming of Christ and of the NT age. Other major historic premillennialists include the late Walter Martin, John Warwick Montgomery, J. Barton Payne, Heny Alford (the noted Greek scholar), and Theodore Zahn (the German NT specialist).
The rise of Anti-Christ, and the concomitant persecution of the Church.
The great tribulation.
The return of Christ at the end of the age.
The resurrection of the just and the simultaneous rapture of the living saints.
The conversion of the Jews at the glorious visible return of Christ.
The institution of the millennial kingdom.
The final revolt of the unbelieving at the end of the millennium.
The resurrection of the wicked and the final judgment.
The eternal state in the new heavens and the new earth.