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There is another interpretation that is put forward by Ellis Skolfield (no relation to the author of the Scofield Bible). He is a Messianic Jew who holds to a form of historicism. In his view, the word for "thousand" is an indefinite plural, hence it means "thousands". He teaches that the millennial reign of Christ began either at the Cross or on the day of ...


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Now, what is the point of the 1000 year reign here? Is it to prove that Christ can do something that Satan could never do (i.e. real world peace?) The millennial reign is the kingdom that was promised to Israel. Jeremiah 31:31-33 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of ...


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At first blush it looks like it's saying the final judgment happens right at the Lord's return -- for both the righteous and the wicked. Matthew 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: This division is done between those who followed Jesus ...



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