“Is Premillennialism True?”
BIBLE READING: Matthew 24
The doctrine that Jesus will return to the earth and set up an earthly kingdom in Jerusalem is damaging to biblical teaching for a number of reasons.
1. It denies that Christ built His kingdom as He promised. Premillennialism says:
(a) Jesus failed in His mission to set up His Kingdom,
(b) The church was a hasty, inferior substitute.
2. It makes God and Christ false teachers (Daniel 2:44; Mark 9:1; Acts 1:6-8)
3. It makes the same mistake that the Jews of Jesus' day made. They expected an earthly kingdom. Jesus plainly said, "My kingdom is not of this world" (John18:36)
4. The theory gives people the false hope of a second chance to obey God during the thousand-year reign of Christ on the earth.
5. The doctrine misuses biblical prophecy and abuses the Book of Revelation by interpreting the symbolism in a literal way and puts doubts in the mind of people about fulfilled prophecies.
Any doctrine which causes people to squander their chance to be an obedient servant is not only false, but it carries with it the possibility that people will lose their eternal souls by following its heresy.