Sunday, March 25, 2012
Do You Believe in a Millennial Kingdom?
Do you believe in a millennial kingdom that is on earth for a 1,000 years?
Why would Jesus Christ tell us...
Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
and then people announce to us, "Oh yes, his kingdom will be of this world!"
Something does not add up.
From a website that believes in an Millennial Kingdom:
Here is a preacher that believes in a millennial kingdom:
Lately I am pondering beliefs about the millennial kingdom. I have delayed doing this post because this is an issue still being explored, but wanted to just bring up my thoughts on this topic, I am still praying for truth in regards to this matter. One caveat: I do not believe these eschatalogical differences determine salvation. Even if you disagree here, you are welcome to add your input.
I have been thinking about the whole Dominionism thing, and how they believe that churches and Christians are to set up "the kingdom of god" on earth before Jesus returns, and how those teachings have fueled the mess of apostasy we see before us. When everyone is focusing on THIS WORLD, it's power, it's prestige, people have sold out to the devil, and told Satan YES, to the offer he tried to get Jesus to accept which was an offer of all the world kingdoms. I've brought this point up about the seven mountain types before.
More and more I reject the idea of a millennial kingdom even as it is tied to other false pre-millenial teachings WHY? Because it seems more and more to be a SET UP to me that helps advance the agenda of the wannabe temple rebuilders, Christian Zionists and Dominionists who want the "kingdom of god", to be mostly about THIS WORLD, and their power and control.
There is also what seems to be implicit BLASPHEMY within the Millennial kingdom teachings. Some of you may want to ask me what is that? Ok, "jesus" comes back and returns, and supposedly then "rules" [this world] for 1,000 years and people and or their children starts setting up a rebellion against "him", AGAIN? And "jesus" is ruling right there? This presents "jesus" as a ruler, that basically 'fails' to win hearts and minds just like a human ruler. In other words, 'he' is in charge and things still 'go bad'. That makes absolutely no sense.
Also, is someone going to try and tell me that Satan is not loosed on this world NOW? How does that add up.
Remember how how some rejected Jesus Christ because he was NOT the earthly ruler and military hero and type of Messiah they expected? So why should we believe Jesus will come and act the "same" as a world leader? Do you know how many people talk about being "rewarded" in a WORLDLY way, by saying they will be one of the people in charge in the millenial kingdom? Even that book Missler wrote with his wife, "The Kingdom, Power and the Glory", said some people would be "christians" who didn't get much done and would be sent out into the dark or dog shed while others who got more done would be the elite with a space at the table "ruling" over others. While Jesus Christ is King of All Kings, some seem to picture 'this earthly kingdom' as the serfs and vassals, like a Medieval dream of some sort.
This doesn't mean I am a preterist who denies Bible prophecy, here too we may see various deceptive senarios. But ask yourself this, how does it make sense for Jesus Christ to return and then the world go bad again? What do they consider the loosing of Satan and how is that time in the distant future different now?
Some define Jerusalem wrongly.
Ever read this verse?
Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.