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As you note, the different "millennialisms" are based on different interpretations of the "thousand year reign" mentioned towards the end of Revelation. Unfortunately, answering this question is not as easy as simply stating the different views on the millennium itself. Each of the different views only make sense inside their respective theological ...


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Origin of the phrase There are actually a number of texts that are labeled the "Nicene Creed". The text produced by the 325 council does not include information about the kingdom at all. Eusebius of Caesarea, who attended the council, wrote back to his congregation about the deliberations. He reports an initial version of the creed that was used as a ...


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Postmillennialism and premillennialism are both based on a literal "millennial kingdom" in which Satan will be sealed in the Abyss and there will be peace on earth for 1000 years. After the 1000 years there will be a final judgment. However, they differ in when Christ will return. In premillennialism, it is believed that Christ will return before the ...


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Interesting question. I have no clue, but I do know that many of the things God does, or that God allows don't make sense to us until after the fact, sometimes years later. I don't know if there are official teachings explaining the reason for the 1000 year reign. I certainly see a lot of opinion when I search it on Google, but as a Sola Scriptura kind of ...


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As a premillennialist, here's my view: After the 1000 years (Revelation 20:6), Satan is loosed temporarily. He gathers those who remain on Earth who want to rebel against Christ to try one more time to defeat Him (Rev 20:7-8). Those forces are destroyed by God directly (verse 9). The devil is then permanently cast into the lake of fire to be tormented ...


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I am Word of Faith we are pretribulational dispensational premillennialism. We believe Zechariah 14 and Ezekiel 43-48 are all used to describe the millennium kingdom of Christ on the earth. Zechariah 14 describes the return of Christ with His saints from a governmental standpoint. Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Zechariah 14:5 holds the idea the ...


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The Book of Revelation chapter 21 verse 1 answers your question when it says: "and I saw a new heavens and a new earth." The implication here is we simply enter into a new cycle or round of Creation as a result of God the Father establishing His Kingdom in victory. This comes into focus clearly when you understand how to decipher the Creation Account as the ...


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I had this discussion not long ago (I was hosting a weekly theological discussion night) with several colleagues who ascribe to premillenial views. They nearly all came to the same conclusion, that the rulers of the earth both during and after the 1,000 years will be chosen from the among the body of believers. The two passages they used to support their ...


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I have always understood this Rapture event as being near instantaneous. I also always envisioned this event to be something like flying with those that had died in the faith before the living, as they meet the Lord in the clouds. This scripture reference seems fairly clear, but you were curious if there were any prominent speakers or scholars who have ...


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There are two main purposes to the millenial reign: First, to show the world that the true problem isn't the devil (since he will locked away for 1000 years) but rather, the real problem is our evil hearts. Under the perfect and utopian rulership of Jesus, people will still choose to rebel and hate Him and wage war against Him. Second, to prepare the earth ...


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The passage you link to is Isaiah 65:20: Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. Your assumption is that this is referring to Christians. However, we know that ...



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