Where In The Bible Will I Find:

Teaching About Premillennialism? I

By: Gary Colley
Date: November 5, 2000
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"Premillennialism" is a large word, which one friend correctly defined as, "pre" means before,  "millennial" means 1,000 years, and "ism" simply means it is not so!  It seems he correctly defined the word and the erroneous teaching.  Premillennialism is a doctrine accepted by many denominational churches today, but it is a false doctrine that tries to establish the Lord coming back to the earth to establish a literal earthly kingdom, and to reign on a literal throne in the city of Jerusalem.  After adding more unfounded teachings, such as "rapture," "tribulation," a literal Armageddon battle, supposedly taking place in a valley which is too small to possibly hold (according to their theory) "all the armies of the world," and then Jesus is to begin reigning and set up a kingdom "where all Jews and Gentiles will ultimately be saved."  It is hard to understand how so many could allow their superstition to carry them away with this doctrine!  Search as one may, not only are the words "Premillennialism" and "rapture" not found in the Bible, but neither are the many other facets of this teaching.  Thus, without Scriptural proof, we must conclude that this teaching results from the theories, suppositions, and the assertions of men.  Since these teach that the kingdom has not come yet, this doctrine of premillennialism would have to restructure the whole Bible to be true, but we are warned not to attempt that (Galatians 1:8-9, Revelation 22:18-19)!  Are we ready for the consequences of this false doctrine??  This theory, if true, would make liars out of John the Immerser, Jesus, the twelve, and the seventy!  They all said the kingdom was "at hand," meaning it was to be established every soon (Matthew 3:1-2, Mark 1:14-15, Mark 9:1).  Here are 84 witnesses that say Premillennialism is not true!  To this number add the name of Luke, who said on Pentecost when the church or the kingdom began, that Jesus was THEN REIGNING on His throne (Matthew 16:18-19, Acts 2:32-33) and further, Paul told the Colossian brethren that they had been translated into the kingdom of God's dear Son (Colossians 1:13-14).  This could not have been true if the kingdom was not yet established!