Amillenialism: Truth Or Fiction?

There is a teaching making the rounds in some Christian circles. It’s called: amillennialism. It’s a belief that God’s promises regarding the end times are figurative and will not be literally fulfilled, particularly the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ on the earth after the Tribulation (the Day of the Lord). Some even teach that we are living in the millennium now and have been for some 2,000 years. But what does the Bible say?

Revelation 20:1-10 says that satan will be bound and will not deceive the nations for a thousand years. Those who survive the Tribulation, who do not take the Mark of the Beast, will live with Christ on the earth. The duration of this earthly kingdom will be one millennium.

During this time, the Temple and the law will be in force. The sabbaths and feasts of Israel will still be kept including the Passover, the feast of unleavened bread (Ezekiel 45:21), and the feast of tabernacles (Ezekiel 45:25). It will be a time of peace and no wars. Animals will be tame and no longer carnivorous, but will eat plants and vegetables like they did prior to the Flood.

“The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 65:25)

Does this sound like life today? Have wild animals stopped being predators? Is satan currently bound? We live in a world that is rotten to the core. World governments are largely corrupt. Is the earth flooded with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea? (Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14) Are the nations in subjection to the Lord and glorifying His name? (Psalm 22:27-31). If the Lord is reigning over the nations of the world today, He is doing a very poor job of it. Isaiah says that when the Lord reigns, the world will be characterized by peace, righteousness, and justice (Isaiah 9:7). Is this happening today?

4 thoughts on “Amillenialism: Truth Or Fiction?

  1. ” Have wild animals stopped being predators?” In my country, just this year, lives have been lost on the hooves or teeth of wild animals, the most recent happening on 13th of this month where a 71 year old man was trampled to death by an elephant when he tried to chase away elephants who had invaded his potato farm. To answer your question, no the Lord is not yet reigning this world as there are a lot wrong and bad of things going on. We still have street kids, kids suffering in the hands of relatives and even their parents, there is violence, people are killing each other, threats of nuclear bombs, political instability, racism, murderous crimes of passion just to name a few.

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  2. Great post!

    How they can say we are in the millennium or that Christ reigns on earth today or that things are going to get better and better blows my mind. I have read articles by people believing this, Satan is bound and defeated, etc. All I can say when someone thinks that is have you read the Bible at all? Cause if Satan is bound today his chains too long! I read a post a few days ago where the poster said Satan was flat on his back, under their footstool, had no power; the back part stood out to me as I’d never heard anyone say that phrase that way before. A few days later I was researching the Bible translations verse comparisons and I found that the CEB uses that phrase about Satan in Isa I4:12, the same verse where it says that it is actually Christ the morning star who has fallen and on his back thus implying that Christ is Satan. It’s a jacked up mess.

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  3. I have heard some in the Catholic church say that satan being “bound” means he has less influence, greater restraints. But as we look at our world, we know that satan is very active, deceives many and even many churches. I had read about the morning star being used as Christ and satan. This is the subtle way the devil works. He doesn’t shout, but is cleverly subtle that many don’t even notice.

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