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The Thousand Year Reign

Four Views:

  1. Premillennialism (Second coming before 1000 years)
  2. Postmillennialism (Second coming after 1000 years)
  3. Amillennialism (Symbolic Postmillennialism)
  4. Amillennialism (Symbolic Premillennialism)

Eight Points:

  1. The world will be destroyed when Jesus comes.
    II Peter 3:7, 10-13
  2. Eternal punishment will begin on the day when He comes.
    II Thessalonians 1:6-10
  3. A time is coming when both the just and the unjust will rise.
    John 5:29
    Acts 24:15
  4. People will be judged when Jesus comes again.
    Matthew 25:31-32, 46
    I Corinthians 4:5
    John 12:48
  5. Jesus is coming to judge the ungodly.
    Jude 14-15
  6. Evil men will be thrown into hell at the end of the world.
    Matthew 13:41-43, 49-50
  7. A thousand year reign is found in the Bible.
    Revelation 20:4-6


    1. Remember that Revelation is a book of symbols; numbers are used as symbols in it. Revelation 5:6 speaks of the seven spirits of God, but Ephesians 4:4 tells us there is only one Spirit. In symbolism quantity is used to show quality.
    2. Note that it is only the Christian martyrs and those who refused to receive the mark of the beast who come to life to reign with Jesus for a thousand years (Revelation 20:4).

  8. One day is like a thousand years to God.
    II Peter 3:8

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