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Is the millennium literal or figurative?

Asked by Kenward, Last updated: Oct 11, 2020

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K. Myers

K. Myers

K. Myers
K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Aug 11, 2020

A millennium is a cycle of one thousand years and, at times, is calculated from the date of the birth of Christ. Christian theology prophesied a thousand-year reign of Christ with the end of an age to come. A period of time that encompasses good government, great happiness, and prosperity for all. When the millennium came to pass in 2000, there were predictions of gloom and doom, the end of the world.

There is nothing cited in the bible on the subject of the millennium; however, in Revelation 20, it does speak to the thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ on Earth. Before this millennium can begin, Christ must return to Earth a second time, and he and Satan wage war, and the outcome, after much pain and suffering, is 1000 years of peace in which Satan is bound. Jesus and his followers rule the Earth and pray to God. As to whether the millennium is literal or figurative, this would depend on one’s beliefs and their interpretation.

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S. Hughes

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Answered Aug 05, 2020

First of all, this question is also arrived at as a result of what is written by John in the book of Revelation, chapter 20, verses 1 to 7. This passage speaks of the millennial kingdom where Jesus is going to reign for a thousand-year on earth. Well, the book of Revelation is actually more of a figurative book than a literal one. Hence, I will say, base on my research, that the millennial kingdom is figurative.

First of all, this question is also arrived at as a result of what is written by John in the book

However, Peter also wrote in his book that a day is like a thousand years before God, and a thousand years is as a day before God. So, there might be more to this as this is also more of a spiritual happening, which we may not be able to grab as natural men. But the millennial is surely a figurative one, because even the Israelites are waiting for this day, and it is written that peace, joy, happiness will reign during this millennial reign of Jesus.

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b.Isabellae

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Answered Nov 07, 2017

Thought 20: 1-7 talks about the long term, 1, the 000-year rule associated with Christ Christ on the planet referred to as the actual millennial empire. May this particular millennial time be considered a literal 1, 000-year period or even could it be the figurative, emblematic method to talk about Christ's long-term rule? At the conclusion of the time, your final rebellion, as well as conventional sense, tend to be forecasted (Revelation 20: 7-15).

Thought 20: 1-7 talks about the long term, 1, the 000-year rule associated with Christ Christ on
A brand new bliss, brand new planet, as well as brand new Jerusalem is going to be produced in which the Head of the family may live together with his individuals permanently (Revelation 21-22). The actual development which started in the Backyard associated with Eden may result in the town related to Lord in which the Lord's individuals may live within neighborhood using their Originator permanently.

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