Teaching About Premillennialism? IV
By: Gary Colley
No man living can find anything in the Bible about the doctrine of premillennialism. It is not a part of the "all truth" revealed to the apostles! They were guided by the Holy Spirit, from Pentecost day, into all truth (John 16:13, II Peter 1:3). Perhaps no false doctrine has afflicted the world, and the eternal welfare of mankind, more than the teaching of premillennialism. It has been taught by denominational preachers far and wide, even some who are known worldwide, but Jesus said of such doctrines of men, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day (John 12:48)." The first time Jesus was sent to the earth was to save the lost (Luke 19:10, John 3:16-17). The second coming of Christ shall not be to establish a kingdom, but to judge the world (Acts 10:42,
Acts 17:30-31). God has appointed a "day and hour" for the world to be judged (Matthew 24:36). It is the final day and hour (II Thessalonians 2:2, Phillipians 1:6, I Corinthians 1:8,
I Thessalonians 5:2). No mention is made in any of these verses of a rejuvenated earth, but one which is destroyed (II Peter 3:10-13). That Jesus "will come" does not mean He might come, could come, or should come, but He will come! The question arises next, "When will He come?" Some men think they know. These even set dates, write books, make predictions, and even preach it is "imminent," however they do not know, we do not know, and none shall ever know, except God, until the time comes! He will come suddenly, unexpectedly, "as a thief (Matthew 24:36, Matthew 24:42-44, I Thessalonians 5:2-3)." We do know it will be the same "day and hour" the earth burns up (II Peter 3:10-13, Revelation 20:11, Revelation 21:1). According to premillennialism, all of this cannot happen on the same day and hour, but the Bible is right, premillennialism is wrong! Make the comparison between "keep in store (II Peter 3:7)," and "pass away (II Peter 3:10)." Then remember and think seriously about Jesus' words, "Heaven and earth shall pass away
(Matthew 24:35)." Noise and fire are the greatest fears of men on earth! These are the terms that emphasize the fear of that day and hour! Are you prepared? Have you obeyed the Gospel? Have you lived faithfully? The time to do these things of preparation is today (II Corinthians 6:2)!