There are many forms of the false teaching called millennialism. Millennium is a Latin word meaning “one thousand years.” The basic teaching is that before Jesus comes on judgment day, there will be one thousand years of peace and prosperity on earth.
One version, called postmillennialism, says that Jesus will come back after the one thousand years of prosperity, during which the church continues to grow.
Another version, called premillennialism, says that Jesus will come back one thousand years before the Last Day to rule the world physically with believers.
Common to both ideas is that Jesus will reign on earth. Those who are unbelievers still will have a chance to come to faith and be saved.
What are the spiritual dangers of either version of millennialism?
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Author: David Scharf
Volume 108, Number 9
Issue: September 2021