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Pre-Millennial

While there are good and godly men on both sides of the millennial issues, we believe a pre-millennial viewpoint allows for the most consistently literal interpretation of both Old and New Testaments. Our pre-millennial view may be stated as follows:

At Jesus’ second coming he will set up an earthly kingdom over which he will reign for 1000 years

  1. OT prophecies that indicate Christ’s return to the present earth to set up his kingdom – Zech 14:1-5, Ezekiel 39:28-30
  2. Prophecies that indicate a future earthly state that is not eternity – Isaiah 65:20, Isaiah 11:6-9, Isaiah 11:10-11, Psalm 72:8-14, Zechariah 14:5-17
  3. NT Prophecy that predicts a 1000 year reign – Rev 20:1-10

A restored nation of believing Israelites will be the lead nation of this earthly kingdom with Gentile believers and believing Jews reigning with Christ

  1. Prophecies to national Israel that remain to be fulfilled – Gen 12:3, Gen 15:1-11, Zech 12:10, Zech 14:9-11, Zech 3:1-10, Zech 2:1-10, Jer 30-31
  2. NT teaching that indicates a future plan for a “saved” Israel – Romans 9-11. “With a view to individual salvation and election”
  3. NT Teaching that speaks of the saints ruling with Christ – Matt 19:28, Luke 22:29-30, Rev 2:26-27

At the end of the 1000 years Satan will be released to deceive the nations, there will be final battle, and a final Great White Throne Judgment of unbelievers. After this the eternal state is ushered in

  1. NT prediction of Satan’s release and war – Rev 20:7-10
  2. NT prediction of the Great White Throne Judgment – Rev 20:11-15
  3. NT prediction of the new heavens and new earth – Rev 21