Invalidating the Doctrine of A 1000 Year Reign of Christ
And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. – Revelation 20:4 (Literal translation)
The validity of the doctrine of a 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ on this earth is easily dismissible as completely illogical and invalid.
The passage quoted above is a literal translation. Note it carefully. For those readers who have a translation reading “and they came to life,” you might want to refer to this earlier post to see why that is an incorrect translation.
Imagine if you will that I made the following statement:
I lived with my parents until I was 18 years old before I moved away to attend the University.
Now, that statement tells you how long I lived with my parents, but it does not tell you how long my parents lived there, does it?
In the same way, the above passage which says, “they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” cannot logically be used to prove that Christ Himself will set up a millennial reign of a thousand years. It simply does not say that. It says “they reigned with Christ a thousand years,” not “Christ reigned a thousand years.”
On the contrary, the book of Revelation specifically states that the reign of Christ Jesus will be “forever and ever,” (Revelation 11:15).
Throughout God’s Holy Word, the reign of Christ Jesus over His kingdom is spoken of as eternal, yet there is not one single passage or verse which states or even indicates that His kingdom in any age will last a thousand years.
The doctrine of a 1000 year millennial reign must be dismissed as the fantasy world eisegesis that it is.