Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thesis 86: “The Millennium”

“The Millennium” refers to the time described in Revelation 20:1-5. Since Satan was bound at Christ's first coming (#60) and believers were resurrected in Christ,[1] the “millennium” began with the work of Christ in the first century. The figure of “a thousand years” is symbolically designed to convey a perfect, complete, or vast number of years.[2] A “literal” interpretation of the 1000-year figure based on 2 Peter 3:8 (1,000 years = 1 day = 1,000 years) would calculate the “literal” length of the “millennium” at approximately 365,000,000 years (not counting “leap-millennia”). We have thus completed only the second "day" of Church history.

Notes
1. John 5:21,25,28 (4:23; 16:32); Ephesians 2:1-6; 5:14; Luke 15:24; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:13
2. Psalm 50:10; 84:10; 90:4; 105:8

References

None of the following works express our thesis 100%, but they are nevertheless valuable reading, when read with A Berean Spirit:

J.S. Russell's Position on the Millennium

The "Millennial Reign" of Christ

The New Heaven and New Earth, Millennium, New Jerusalem - Explained!

Dr. Greg Bahnsen : Hermeneutics in the Book of Revelation (1984)

A Letter From Loraine Or A Covenantal View Of The Millennium

The Sabbath Millennium

Tenth Generation, Seventh Millennium

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