There are many premillennial views in our world. Preachers and authors speak of “post tribulation,” “pre-tribulation,” and “a new order,” a “new world government,” the “mark of the beast,” “666,” the “man of sin,” Jesus one day “ruling on the earth,” a “kingdom to be established on the earth,” and a coming “anti-Christ.” From the Catholic Pope to American Presidents, wild religious claims have been made.
If people would simply read their Bibles they would see that all the premillennial theories so zealously preached are false. One of the places where the error of Premillennialism is especially visible is Heb. 12:22-28.
Premillennialism says we should “look forward to a future kingdom.” God says (Heb. 12:28) that a kingdom has already been established. Who will we believe—premillennial teachers or God?
Premillennialism says everything is still in the future, and they often claim the “near future.” Look at Heb. 12:22 – “ye are come unto Mount Zion.” “Come” is a perfect tense verb. The perfect tense means this had happened in the past and the condition (state) was still true (existing). To what had these Christians come? They had arrived at “Mount Zion, the city of the living God.” They had come to the heavenly Jerusalem.”
Is it not incredible to find that people will deny what God has said? Whenever someone says the “best is yet to come,” they contradict Heb. 12:22. Who wants to trade the “city of the living God” for some type of future life on earth? Why would God want to remove people from the “heavenly Jerusalem” and put them back on the earth? Premillennial thought says Jesus will come back and reign on the earth.
Rather than coming to “set up” the kingdom, the Lord is returning to “give up” the kingdom for He is REIGNING NOW (1 Cor. 15:24-26). Jesus IS King of Kings (Rev. 17:14); Premillennialism says He WILL BE King of Kings. God’s word says “then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess 4:17). Jesus will meet people in the air, not the earth.
There are other reasons to reject Premillennialism, but the preceding information provides enough of an overview to know all premillennial doctrine is wrong. God began putting people in His kingdom more than 2,000 years ago (Col. 1:13). Jesus said those in His day would not die before they saw the kingdom come with power (Mk. 9:1). Jesus tell the truth (and thus the kingdom came), or did He not tell the truth? Think of the preaching done by John the Baptist as well as Jesus Himself: “the kingdom of God is at hand?” Did Jesus and John tell the truth or did they not?
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Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).