Bible Will I Find:
The Teachings Of Premillennialism?
By: Gary Colley
Although many denominationalist teach that there will be a literal thousand years of reign of Christ on earth, the Bible is as silent as the tomb about such an event. Certain buzz words such as rapture, earthly 1000 year reign of Christ, war of Armageddon, etc., have for years been spoken by these advocates of premillennialism. What fanciful speculations these false teachers have espoused! The establishment of the kingdom in the life-time of people in the first century (Mk.9:1), on the memorable day of Pentecost, A.D. 33, are established facts (Acts 2). These happenings culminated 600 years of predictions, promises, and prophesies (Dan.2), necessitating the reign of Christ beginning on that same day! And, we have the inspired words of the apostle Peter that Jesus was raised to reign on His throne (Acts 2:32-33). The establishment of Christ’s kingdom and His reign can not be separated without perverting the Scriptures (Acts 1:8; 2:1-4). The sugar-stick of all premillennialist is found in Revelation 20:1-10. But it becomes a bitter stick when the facts are known. For their theory to be proven true, Revelation 20:1-10 would have to teach the tenants of their doctrine. But alas, the teachings which would be necessary to keep the wind in their doctrinal balloon are not to be found in this reference. For instance, when we study Revelation 20, there is not found even mentioned: 1. The second coming of Christ. 2. An earthly reign of Christ for 1000 years on a literal throne in Jerusalem. 3. David literal throne built in Jerusalem. 4. Jerusalem being the capital city and religious center of the world. 5.The national conversion and restoration of fleshly Israel to Palestine. 6.Restitution of all things. 7. The Tabernacle of David. 8. Rebuilding the Temple. 9. One thousand years between the resurrection of the righteous and the wicked. All of these nine elements are missing from Revelation 20, and therefore the theory falls flat! Why would otherwise ordinarily reasonable people in other matters close their eyes to these missing elements necessary to prove the premillennial theory?? When Jesus does come again with the clouds of Heaven to receive His faithful unto Himself, there will be no such “silence” of a rapture (I Thess.4:13-18). The righteous and the wicked will be raised at the same time (Jn.5:28-29). Jesus will not come back to stand on this earth ever again, especially He will not come back to reign, but we will go to meet Him in the clouds, and so shall we ever be with the Lord (I Thess.4:15-18). The purpose of the Lord’s second coming will be to judge the world, separating the righteous from the wicked (Acts 17:30-31; Matt.25). “Be not deceived..”