Bible Will I Find:
"The Premillenial Theory In Revelation 20 "
By: Gary Colley
Evidently the one asking this question has studied both the premillennial theory and Revelation 20, yet has found no indication of compatibility between the two! It is good to see a close and astute student of the Bible weigh and eliminate the "hay from the stubble" or Truth from error. Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). We are commanded to "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). We are to "beware of false prophets (teachers), which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matthew 7:15). Even if all men believe a false theory that does not make it true and if all denominations accept the theory of premillennialism as true, that would not make it true. Though the false teacher claims to receive support for his theory of premillennialism from Revelation 20, there are seven necessary parts of the premillennial theory that are not stated in Revelation 20 and those are as follows.
1. The second coming of Christ is not mentioned.
The Necessary Parts of The Premillennial Theory That Are Not Stated In Revelation 20.
2. A bodily resurrection of the righteous is not mentioned.
3. All righteous people gather in Jerusalem.
4. A reign of Christ on the earth.
5. Christ's return to the earth.
6. The length of Christ's reign on the earth.
7. Jerusalem as the capitol and Christ as King.
When these necessary thoughts of the theory of premillennialism cannot be found in Revelation 20, the premillennial theory certainly cannot be proven by Revelation 20. Not only can one not prove the premillennial theory by Revelation 20, neither can it be found taught in the Bible at all. Those who reigned with Christ "a thousand years" are the ones who had been slain by those who opposed the Word of God during the First Century. These faithful souls had obeyed the Gospel of faith, repentance, confession, and baptism, thereby they had a part in Christ's death, burial, and resurrection (John 11:25, Colossians 2:12, Romans 6:1-4). We pray that all men today will do the same.