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My Questions About the Millennium

by Cindy
(Big Rapids, Michigan)

The question I have is will people be procreating during the millennium? Will there be more babies born during this time? And what is the reason (point) of having people live on earth during the millennium? Won't all the wicked be destroyed at the time of Christ's second coming, by the brightness of His light, and the lightening, hailstorms, etc. coming down from the sky? I am rather new to the idea that hell is an event and that people are destroyed, completely (annihilation), so I'm trying to figure it all out :). Thanks for all your help with my questions.

Answer:

Hi Cindy

Some of your questions are answered on this website, but I will try to give you some specific answers and direct you to more information.

Scripture answers your first question:

"For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." (Matt 22:30, also Mark 12:25)
So it appears that no, there will not be procreation and no babies will be born during the millennium.

The answer to your question about people living on the earth during the millennium is that they won't be even though many do belief they will. By the end of the plagues the earth will not even be habitable by humans as the plagues effectively reverse the creation process. Jeremiah describes it:
"I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light." (Jer 4:23)
This shows a return of the earth to the condition it was in before creation week:
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." (Gen 1:1-2)
There was a time ("in the beginning") after the initial creation of the universe and before creation week when God made this earth into a paradise. It was during this time that Lucifer fell and became Satan and initiated the war in heaven. (Rev 12:7)

Then you asked about the destruction of the wicked at the Second Coming. Yes, the wicked are destroyed at Christ's coming - that is plain in scripture:
"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:" (2 Thess 2:8)
"Hell" is the term scripture uses for the grave - study it out. The Hebrew word "sheol" is translated "grave" as often as it is translated "hell." Jacob spoke of himself going there:
"And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him." (Gen 37:35)
Don't confuse hell, the place of the dead (typically in a grave) as they await the resurrection with the Lake of Fire which is an event at which the lost are finally annihilated in the second death.

Although you are new to some of these ideas, keep studying and it will become more clear. Especially, be aware of what the Bible says about the character of God. If you get that right, many other things will become clear.



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There are two parallel faiths in Jesus Christ
by: Georges

Noting from the questions asked and the answers given, there is dualism in our faith in the One and the Same Messiah we are all saved by! This needs to be explained as it causes endless troubles to those in the faith. The separation occurs after the Protestant Reformation to which thousands or millions are still faithful to.

Modernism started entering the Christian faith when minority Brethren groups began to provide alternative views on eschatology such as Irving, Darby, Schofield who punted Futurism which was first conceptualised by Jesuits scholars (Francisco Ribera (1537–1591), Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)and Manuel Lacunza Y Díaz (1731-1801) in defense of the Papacy which had been branded by the Reformers as the very Antichrist power in the temple of God. Darby rescucitated these views with the help of other less illustrious appendages into a 7 year tribulation with a Pre rapture before the Second Coming. This was extracted from Daniel's 70 weeks which are completely silent on these matters. Thus a new eschatology has been created which is not according to Sola Scriptura. The Millenium is a continuation of that heretic interpretation which has taken America by storm and infected even its top Seminaries. A balanced Christian must not believe one sided views by some and not others. One needs to study all three views independently by going beyond the veil of secrecy of one sided views. One should consider and learn Preterism, Historicism and Futurism. None are infallible but some are very compelling! Yet some promote futurism as the one and only view which is false! One must look in the shadows of that futurist view which is a deep heresy. The division in the faith continues right through in separated Dualism. I hope this helps someone!

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