That’s what’s being taught, these days! Why? Because the alternative is just too frightening, so it’s hushed up with this false teaching – a thousand years of peace. Jesus Christ is going to return and bring His Kingdom to earth for that length of time.
Here’s why it can never bring me joy. First of all, He said: My kingdom is not of this world. Second, the thought that this world of chaos will be brought to a time of peace for a few years, and then, thrown back into chaos tells me of a god who does not know what he is doing. It’s as if we want someone to bring ‘peace’, but it can only last for 1,000 years. Then, god leaves, I think, with those who believe in him, and everyone else gets left in the original world.
I seriously do not know how anyone can read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and get it wrong.
I do not understand why people refuse to believe 2 Peter 3, and everything our beloved Brother warns us about. I do not understand why people are not careful with Scripture because of everything Jude warns us about. I do not understand why I’ve NEVER heard anyone warn about, and teach from Mark 9:42-50.
It COULD be that those words are just too horrific, couldn’t it? Just too much. And so, we pretty it all up a bit to make it sound much more palatable. We talk about so-called Christians being taken away before trouble comes so that they won’t be troubled by it. Lemme tell ya sumpin: If you believe that, don’t you realise you should have left by now? Don’t you see all the trouble there is in the world? Don’t you see the ways Christians are being persecuted? Their time of suffering came a long time ago. Did they get taken away from their suffering? No, or they wouldn’t have suffered.
Don’t you see the news shocks about things dying in the sea and the land animals also dying? Have you never heard of the extreme storms they talk about? These storms are no longer extreme – they are becoming normal. Expected. I’d bet if we suddenly went a number of years not seeing one, people might wonder what had happened. They’d no doubt be extremely grateful, but they wouldn’t understand why suddenly, no more storms came to wash them out or blow their homes down. Nobody would get it. If it happened, it would be shocking.
So, if you should have left before all the trouble started, why are you still here? Why haven’t you gone?
STOP believing nonsense. Please. Stop it. I’ve had to depart from someone in the last few days who wanted to keep promoting false teaching. I’ve put up with it for as long as I was able. I had to put my foot down and stand for the Lord this time. False teaching is a lie, and all liars will have their place in the lake of fire. Be very scared of falling into false teaching. The way to avoid it is to go to the Lord with anything you don’t understand. If you have a good teacher in the church whom you trust, then go to him and get taught about what you don’t yet understand. God gives wisdom freely, so pray and ask for it. Better to have His wisdom than to have anything else. Teaching that makes you comfortable is probably very dangerous. You need to be spiritually on your guard at all times.