THE SDA INTERPRETATION OF THE MILLENNIUM

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THE SDA INTERPRETATION OF THE MILLENNIUM!


Is the Seventh Day Adventist Church interpretation of the 1000 year reign of Jesus Biblical? The short answer is NO! And here is why the SDA Church interpretation of the 1000 year reign of Jesus NOT Biblical. The SDA Church teaches that DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus that not one single human being will be ALIVE on the earth. Now, if that were true, then WHO will Jesus and the saints be ruling OVER during the 1000 year REIGN of Jesus? And how could anyone be SAVED DURING the Millennial reign of Jesus if it were true that no humans will be alive ON the earth during the 1000 year reign of Jesus?

In this study of God’s word, I will use quotes from an SDA Church website from one of their teachings concerning what will happen during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. I will then show WHY the SDA teaching on the Millennial reign of Jesus is in ERROR. Here is the first SDA quote taken from Seventh-day Adventists Believe. The emphasis is mine. What I highlight in green is NOT sound Biblical teaching. And what I highlight in yellow is a Scriptural statement but it is taken out of its context and made to say something that the Bible ITSELF does NOT teach.


The millennium is the thousand-year reign of Christ with His saints in heaven between the first and second resurrections. During this time the wicked dead will be judged; the earth will be utterly desolate, without living human inhabitants, but occupied by Satan and his angels. At its close Christ with His saints and the Holy City will descend from heaven to earth. The unrighteous dead will then be resurrected, and with Satan and his angels will surround the city; but fire from God will consume them and cleanse the earth. The universe will thus be freed of sin and sinners forever.—Fundamental Beliefs, 26.


It is true the the 1000 year reign of Jesus with his saints is also called the Millennium. And it is somewhat true that we will reign with Jesus in “heaven” but NOT in the THIRD heaven. But rather, the city of God will be in the AIR called the FIRST heaven. Now, due to the size of the City of God called the New Jerusalem in might remain in SPACE called the SECOND heaven orbiting the earth over the beloved city of Jerusalem on the earth. No where in the Bible does it say that when Jesus returns to catch up the elect that he will take us up into heaven and then return AGAIN at the end of the Millennium. The Scriptures are very clear that we will meet Jesus in the AIR. There is nothing about being taken up into heaven for 1000 years. That interpretation has to be read INTO the Scriptures.


Please read 1 Thessalonians 4:17.


“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to MEET the Lord in the AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”


And WHERE in the AIR will Jesus be located when the angels gather us all together to MEET Jesus in the AIR? Jesus will be in the AIR over the place called Armageddon waiting to execute the wrath of God on the Islamic Muslim armies fighting against Israel


Please read Revelation 16:15-17.


“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they (Speaking of the angels that Jesus will send to GATHER us all together to MEET Jesus in the AIR. So be ready lest the angels of Jesus) see his shame. (Of living in a lifestyle of sin and not found worthy to receive eternal life to rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years) 

16.  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon

17.  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the AIR; (Or FROM the AIR. For you see, according to Psalm 149:5-9 and Revelation 18:4-6, the SAINTS will help Jesus execute the wrath of God upon the anti-Christ armies that will be killing the Jews and the Christians in the Middle East during the 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation. We will give to them DOUBLE what they did and will yet do to God’s people) and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.”


It is DONE refers to the mystery of God being accomplished. And that mystery of God is what the church calls the Rapture of the church. Now it is true that we will ENTER INTO the CITY of God, according to Revelation 22:14, but Revelation 5:10 clearly teaches us that we will reign ON the earth. Let us read Revelation 5:10 first and then we will read Revelation 22:14,15.


Revelation 5:10.


“And have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign ON the earth.”


And even if one dogmatically insist that this verse should be translated as “we shall rue OVER the earth” that still does not prove that we will be up in the third heaven reigning over a so-called uninhabited earth with no living people on the earth. So again, we will be in the CITY of God that will be in the AIR, or the SKY called heaven in the Bible.


Now let us read Revelation 22:14,15.


“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may ENTER IN through the gates INTO the CITY

15.  For WITHOUT (Or those people OUTSIDE OF the CITY) are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.”


It does not say that without or outside of the city are nothing but dead bodies. But rather, these verses of Scripture teach us that ONLY the SAINTS will have the right to enter INTO the CITY of God up in the AIR and all the unsaved will remain on the OWN the surface of the earth to be TAUGHT of the Lord DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And THEY will not be allowed to ENTER INTO the city of God DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. However, they will live from generation to generation and many if not most of those living on the earth will be saved during the Millennial reign of Jesus. Remember that Satan will be BOUND in the bottomless pit during the 1000 year reign of Jesus and Satan will not be around to tempt those living on the earth like he does in this resent world. And that means that there will be no doctrines of devils mixed with the gospel of salvation during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. But right now we are focusing on WHERE the City of god will be located during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. What does the Bible ITSELF teach us?


Please read Isaiah 2:1-4.


“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. (Now that would be kind of hard IF the City of God was up in the third heaven during the 1000 year reign of Jesus)

3.  And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the HOUSE of the God of Jacob; and he will TEACH us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (Now, according to the prophecy in Psalm 48:2 Mount Zion is called the CITY of our God. Please read Psalm 48:2-4 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. Psalm 48:3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. Psalm 48:4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. Psalm 48:5 They saw it, and so they marveled; they were troubled, and hasted away. How could they SEE the City of God IF it returned to the third heaven for 1000 years?)

4.  And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”


So while the City of God itself will be in the air, sky, or perhaps in space orbiting the earth, the gospel seems to be preached from the messengers FLYING in the sky. So we might travel back and forth from the City of God up in the sky down to the earth. Or the people in their mortal bodies on the surface of the earth might be shuttled up to the City of God when they are ready to repent and confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Instead of come on down to the altar to show your faith in Jesus is could be come on up to the City in the sky and receive Jesus as your lord and Savior. The Bible does not specifically say how it will be BUT, according to Revelation 21:25, the gates of the city will NOT be SHUT at all by day. Now we know that the unsaved cannot enter into the City itself but that does not mean that they cannot come UP TO the City of God


Revelation 21:24-27.


“And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: (Speaking of the CITY of God in the sky) and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it(Again, that would not be possible IF the City of God was up in the third heaven during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. All the gold, silver and wealth of the unjust is laid up for the just and that wealth will be brought into the City of God)

25.  And the gates of it shall NOT be SHUT at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 

26.  And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. (Or all the riches, treasures, gold, silver and wealth of the world will be gathered by the people on the earth and brought into the city of God so that Jesus can distribute the wealth justly)

27.  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.”


 We can come back to this subject concerning the city of God being in the sky during the 1000 years, but for now, let us move on to the second quotes from this SDA website.


The Saints Reign With Christ. 


It is during the millennium that Christ will fulfill His promise to give the overcomers "power over the nations" (Rev. 2:26). Daniel saw that after the destruction of Christ's enemies "the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High" (Dan. 7:27). Those whom Christ raises in the first resurrection will reign with Him for a thousand years (Rev. 20:4). But in what sense can the saints be said to reign if they are in heaven and all the wicked are dead? Their reign will consist of involvement in an important phase of Christ's governing.6


And here is SDA Church teaching or explanation on HOW we can rule and reign with Jesus when there are “supposedly” no people alive to rule and reign over.


6 The fact that they reign, or have dominion, does not necessarily mean that there must be wicked living on the earth. In the beginning, God gave Adam and Eve a dominion to rule (Gen. 1:26). Before they sinned, they reigned over the part of the creation that God had assigned them. One need not have unruly subjects in order to reign.


Yes, but they reigned over the animals and they should have reigned of Satan as well. The point is that they reigned over SOMETHING! Can you not see how the SDA Church tries to explain AWAY Scriptures rather than openly admitting to the SDA Christians who follow them that they are WRONG and that they made and ERROR in their interpretation of the Scriptures?

I myself would have much respect for a pastor the humbles himself when he realizes that he has been teaching error. And if I found out that he had been hiding that error and never humbled himself to admit he was wrong then I would not trust that man or that church denomination concerning anything that they teach.

Here is a list of Scriptures that you can look up on your own the PROVE beyond any shadow of a doubt the the earth WILL BE inhabited by people living in their mortal bodies ON the earth DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. For right now, I will only quote the first verse for you.


[Zechariah 14:10-11,16-17; Isaiah 2:7; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 11:6-12; Isaiah 35:5-10; Isaiah 54:13; Isaiah 55:12,13; Isaiah 60:18; Isaiah 65:20-25; Jeremiah 33:6-16; Micah 4:3; Psalm 46:9; Hosea 2:18; Amos 9:11-15; And of course Revelation 20 when correctly interpreted.]


Zechariah 14:10-11,16-17.


“All the land shall be turned as a plain FROM Geba TO Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's wine presses. 

11.  And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely INHABITED

...16. And it shall come to pass, that every one that is LEFT of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 

17.  And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of ALL the FAMILIES of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.”

 

Again, the SDA Church wrongly teaches that not one single unsaved person will be left alive after Jesus executes the WRATH of Almighty God upon them. But as you can clearly see, the Bible ITSELF teaches us that there will be people left alive from ALL of the families of nationalities of the earth.

So then, there is no so-called “phase” of Christ’s governing that supposedly does not require any living people to rule and reign over. Plain and simple, the SDA Church teaching concerning what happens during the 1000 year reign of Jesus CONTRADICTS a vast amount of Scripture that no matter how hard they may try to explain away these clear, plain, simple verses of Scripture these verse can NOT be explained away. Also, every verse that the SDA Church uses to try to prove that the earth will be uninhabited during the 1000 year reign of Jesus are “vague” Scriptures that must be “interpreted”. And also keep in mind that there is more than one way to interpret those “vague” verses than just the SDA Church interpretation. For example, the SDA Church uses Revelation 18:2 to try and prove that Satan and the fallen angels will be the only living creatures on the surface of the earth during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.


Please read Revelation 18:2.


And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.


This simply means that wickedness has come to full and all that will be saved during this present world will be saved while the rest of the world remains unrighteous to suffer the wrath of Almighty God. The TIME of God's wrath has come and in the following verses God says COME OUT of her my people and give to her DOUBLE what she gave to you. Please read the CONTEXT to learn the TRUE sound Biblical meaning of verse 2, and is become the HABITATION of devils.


Revelation 18:3-6.


For all NATIONS have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (In other words, because of the devils all of the unsaved NATIONS have sinned. And the wickedness of devils has polluted the human race to the point that the WRATH of God must be poured out. Mankind has become like a CAGE of unclean and hateful birds because of the devils and foul spirits)

4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.

5. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

6. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.


All you need to do to understand the true sound Biblical meaning of the habitation of devils is to ask yourself the question, will there be PEOPLE on the earth when Jesus returns to execute the WRATH of God? And that answer is YES! Therefore, Revelation can NOT possibly mean that ONLY the devils will dwell on the earth during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Can you not see how the SDA Church takes verses of Scripture OUT of their CONTEXT and twists them to mean what the NEED them to mean? Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.


The Earth Becomes Desolate. 

 

Since the righteous ascend to be with the Lord and the wicked are destroyed at His appearing, the earth stands for a time without human inhabitants. Scripture points to such a situation. Jeremiah said, "I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, and all the hills moved back and forth. I beheld, and indeed there was no man" (Jer. 4:23-25).

Jeremiah's use of the terminology found in Genesis 1:2, "without form, and void," indicates that the earth is to become as chaotic as it was at the beginning of Creation.

 

As you have already seen, the earth WILL BE inhabited DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And therefore, Jeremiah must mean something other than what it SEEMS to be saying OUT of its CONTEXT. You see, one of the titles of Jesus is the Prince of PEACE. And the 1000 year reign of Jesus will be a reign of PEACE on earth. There will people in their mortal bodies left alive after the first half of God’s wrath, and they will beat their swords and other weapons of war into farming equipment. And they will learn to not make war anymore DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And that 1000 years of PEACE with NO war will be another nail in the coffin of Satan so to speak.

 

Please Isaiah 2:4.

 

“And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

 

And that is because Satan will LITERALLY be BOUND in the bottomless pit in the lowest part of the earth called the neither world. Most of the fallen angels are already bond in chains in DARKNESS right now, according to 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6. So then, Jeremiah could be referring to the earth in Genesis being empty and having no man before God restored the earth and created Adam and Eve. Or Jeremiah could be referring to the earth having no man after fire from God comes down from heaven to devour them all. Or the Hebrew word TRANSLATED as earth should have been translated as LAND speaking of ONLY the LAND of Israel. And upon closer examination you will see that the context is about the coming of Jesus and the first half of God's wrath. My point is that the SDA Church “interpretation of Jeremiah 4:23-25 of being the killing of every human being at the COMING of Jesus CONTRADICTS as vast number of Scriptures. And, therefore, the SDA Church has ERRED in their interpretation of the Scriptures. Let us read a few verses of CONTEXT to learn the trun sound Biblical meaning of Jeremiah 4:23-25.


Please read Jeremiah 4:7,16,20,23-29.


The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make your LAND (H776) desolate; and your cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant...

...16. Make you mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah...

...20. Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole LAND (H776) is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment...

...23. I beheld the earth, (H776 which also means LAND. So then, I beheld the LAND H776) and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

24. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

25. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

26. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.

27. For thus has the LORD said, The whole LAND (H776) shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

28. For this shall the earth (Or LAND H776) MOURN, (Now HOW can the land or the whole earth MOURN for the destruction of Jerusalem and the LAND of Israel if so be that every human being is killed by the wrath of God executed by Jesus? Plain and simple, the translators of the King James Version made and error in translating the Hebrew word erets as the earth when it should have been translated as LAND. Now, in this verse, I think that the people on the earth will mourn for the land of Israel and the Jewish people) and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

29. The whole city (Speaking of the city of Jerusalem) shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city (In the LAND of Israel) shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.


Can you not see that the SDA Church has made a LOT of errors in their interpreting the Scriptures? Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

Satan Is Bound. 

 

The events that take place at this time were foreshadowed in the scapegoat ritual of the Day of Atonement in Israel's sanctuary service. On the Day of Atonement the high priest cleansed the sanctuary with the atoning blood of the Lord's goat. Only after this atonement was fully completed did the ritual involving Azazel, the goat that symbolized Satan, begin (see chapter 23). Laying his hands on its head, the high priest confessed "all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat" (Lev. 16:21). And the scapegoat was sent into the wilderness, "an uninhabited land" (Lev. 16:22).

Similarly, Christ, in the heavenly sanctuary, has been ministering the benefits of His completed atonement to His people; at His return He will redeem them and give them eternal life. When He

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has completed this work of redemption and the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary, He will place the sins of His people upon Satan, the originator and instigator of evil. In no way can it be said that Satan atones for the sins of believers—Christ has fully done that. But Satan must bear the responsibility of all the sin he has caused those who are saved to commit. And as "a fit man" led the scapegoat into an uninhabited land, so God will banish Satan to the desolate and uninhabited earth (see chapter 23 of this book).4

 

No! Do NOT see chapter 23 of the SDA book of church doctrines. But rather, see what the Bible itself teaches instead! First of all, Leviticus 16:22 says that the SINS will go into an uninhabited land and the goat will be let go or set free. And the scapegoat being set free does not symbolize Satan. For you see, Satan will be BOUND and NOT let go or set FREE. Secondly, the Hebrew word translated as “uninhabited land can also be translated as “exclude” or the SINS are sent into EXCLUSION never to be remembered against us anymore. Thirdly, the whole SDA Church doctrine concerning the so-called “Investigative Judgment of Jesus and the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary” is not found anywhere in the Scriptures. Please read the studies “IS SATAN OR JESUS THE SCAPEGOAT?”, “DID THE 2300 DAYS IN DANIEL END IN 1844?”, and “IS THE INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT BIBLICAL?” But for now, let us continue this study in God’s word by reading the next SDA Church quote. 

 

John's vision of the millennium vividly portrayed the banishment of Satan. He saw that at the beginning of the thousand years "the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan" is chained and confined to "the bottomless pit" (Rev. 20:2, 3). This symbolically conveys the temporary ending of Satan's activities of persecution and deception; "he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished" (Rev. 20:3).

The term John uses—"bottomless pit" (Greek, abussos)—appropriately describes the earth's condition at this time.5 Battered by the seven plagues that immediately precede Christ's coming (see particularly Rev. 16:18-21) and covered with the bodies of the wicked, the earth is a scene of utter desolation.

Confined to this earth, Satan is "bound" by a chain of circumstances. Since the earth is devoid of any human life, Satan has no one to tempt or to persecute. He is bound in the sense that he has nothing to do.

 

And if you believe this made up SDA Church explanation to cover up the SDA Church ERROR of interpretation that Jesus will kill every last human being on the face of the earth that is not saved then you are truly brainwashed with the false teachings of the SDA Church!

The truth of the matter is that Satan will LITERALLY be bound with a great chain and cast INTO the bottomless pit for a literal 1000 years. Simply read Revelation 20:1-3.

 

Revelation 20:1-3.

 

“And I saw an angel (Or MESSENGER) come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (According to Revelation 1:8, it is Jesus who has the KEYS of HELL and death and we know that Hell or Hades, as in, Tartarus, is in the heart of the earth and definitely NOT on the SURFACE of the earth. Remember that, according to Revelation 12:12,13, Satan will have already been cast down to the GROUND 3 1/2 years earlier at the beginning of the 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation. Satan will know that his time is short and he only has 1260 left before he will be bound and cast into the bottomless PIT)

2.  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and BOUND him a thousand years, (Keep in mind that many of the fallen angels have already been bound in chains cast into HELL to be reserved unto judgment since before Adam was created, according to 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6)

3  And CAST him INTO the bottomless PIT, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, THAT (Or so that) he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”

 

Now, the only reason that the SDA Church “spiritualizes” Satan being BOUND as supposedly SYMBOLIZING some so-called set of circumstance of have no humans to tempt or persecute is that the SDA Church is trying to cover up their ERROR of interpretation that no humans will be alive on the face of the earth DURING the Millennial reign of Jesus.

Do you not know that Jesus will be ruling FOR Yahweh as the God of the whole EARTH in the name of Yahweh for 1000 years. How belittling is that to Jesus to teach that he will be ruling over an empty earth with no people. According to 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, it is DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus that Almighty God the Father will make the enemies of Jesus his footstool. And then at the end of the 1000 years Jesus will commit the ruling of the kingdom of god back into the hands of Almighty God the Father. Also, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 teaches us that there are THREE harvests of first fruits unto God. Jesus is the first harvest of first fruits. Then the second harvest of first fruits will be those of us IN Jesus Christ at his coming. And the third harvest will be those saved DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. But, according to the SDA Church doctrine on the Millennium there will be NO LIVING people on earth during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. So then, the SDA Church teaches AGAINST the PROMISE of Almighty God in Isaiah 11:11,12 that God will turn a SECOND TIME to deliver the REMNANT of Israel spoken of in Revelation 7:1-7 as being the 144,000 sealed of the twelve tribes of Israel. In fact, The SDA Church teaches that they are a PART OF the 144,000, which they claim is symbolic for a number that no mand can number. And that is simply ANOTHER false teaching of the SDA Church.

And do not try and argue that the WRATH of God is a PART of the 1000 year reign of Jesus to say that all the enemies of Jesus will be killed during the wrath of God and that is how God makes all his enemies his footstool. Read 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 for yourself so you can see that people will be saved DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus as the THIRD harvest of first fruits unto God. Jesus is the FIRST harvest, then we who are IN Jesus AT his coming are the second harvest. And then comes the END or the THIRD harvest at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Quit trying to explain away to Scriptures to defend the SDA Church and come out of her deceptions. This is only one of the many false teachings of the SDA Church. Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

Events During the Millennium

 

Christ in Heaven With the Redeemed. At His second advent Christ takes His followers to heaven, to the dwelling places He has prepared for them in the New Jerusalem. Like Moses and the Israelites, the redeemed, filled with gratitude, sing a song of their deliverance—"the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: 'Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!" (Rev. 15:3).


There is not one verse of Scripture that teaches us that Jesus will return to the earth, snatch up the saints, execute the wrath of God and the RETURN back to heaven for 1000 years. You have to remember that the ONE word “HEAVEN” can means the SKY or the atmosphere around the earth. Or the word “heaven” can mean outer space where the planets and stars are located. Or it cane mean the THIRD heaven where God’s throne is. Also, you have to remember that Almighty God the Father is coming WITH His Son Jesus. Hebrews 1:6 teaches us that God will BRING Jesus into the world a second time and the angels will be made to bow down and worship him.


Hebrews 1:6.


“And again, when He BRINGS in the first begotten into the world, He said, And let all the angels of God worship him.”

 

And obviously, seeing that Almighty God Himself is coming WITH His Son Jesus siting at His right hand then that means that God is also BRING His THRONE WITH Him as well. And that is why we see a number that no man can number before God’s THRONE in Revelation 7:9-17. The CITY of God is the Temple of God and the saints will enter into the CITY of God right after they help Jesus execute the wrath of Almighty God upon the ARMIES that are fighting in Israel killing His people, the unsaved Jews and the Christians who will not flee the land of Judea and the surrounding countries in the Middle East when they see Jerusalem surrounded with armies seeking to genocide every last Jew which God will never allow. There is no need for God to turn His Tabernacle around and go back to the THIRD heaven just to satisfy the SDA Church INTERPRETATION o the Scriptures. So let us continue with the next SDA Church quote.


The Judgment of the Wicked. 


John saw that during the millennium the saints would be involved in judgment; he saw

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"thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them (Rev. 20:4). This is the time of the judgment of Satan and his angels that Scripture notes (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6). It's the time when Paul's declaration that the saints would judge the world and even the angels (1 Cor. 6:2, 3) will come to pass.7

The millennial judgment does not decide who is to be saved or lost. God makes that decision before the Second Advent; all those who were not either resurrected or translated then are forever lost. The judgment in which the righteous participate serves the purpose of answering any questions the righteous may have as to why the wicked are lost. God wants those to whom He has given eternal life to have full confidence in His leadership, so He will reveal to them the operations of His mercy and justice.

Imagine you were in heaven and you found that one of your loved ones whom you certainly expected to be there was not. Such a case might cause you to question God's justice—and that kind of doubt lies at the very base of sin. To lay to rest forever any occasion for such doubts—and so to ensure that sin will never rise again—God will provide the answers to these questions during this review phase of the millennial judgment.

In this work the redeemed fulfill a crucial role in the great controversy between good and evil. "They will confirm to their eternal satisfaction how earnestly and patiently God cared for lost sinners. They will perceive how heedlessly and stubbornly sinners spurned and rejected His love. They will discover that even seemingly mild sinners secretly cherished ugly selfishness rather than accept the value system of their Lord and Saviour."8

 

Again, there is no such thing as a so-called “review phase” of judgment during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. It is just a made up SDA Church doctrine that is NOT found in the Scriptures. This so-called “review phase” of judgment is being used to try and cover up the ERRORS of interpretation made by the SDA Church that WRONGLY teaches that the earth will NOT be inhabited by ANY human beings during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

The truth of the matter is that Satan and the fallen angels will not be judged until the 1000 years  has ended. In fact, the final war at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus is the “final nail” in the coffin of Satan so to speak that will JUDGE Satan guilty as charged.  God could have destroyed Satan and the fallen angel and NOT created mankind at all. The very reason God created Adam a little lower than the angels was to JUDGE Satan and the fallen angel by an inferior species of beings than the ANGELS. In other words, by man being inferior to the angels and even if ONE man would live his life in peace without rebelling against God then God could JUDGE Satan and the fallen angels BY the SINLESS LIFE of the ONE MAN, Jesus. So then, Jesus is the FIRST faithful WITNESS against Satan. And we who are FAITHFUL will be a GREAT CLOUD of WITNESSES against Satan and the fallen angels. 

You see, it is Almighty God Himself who will doing the judging BY the MAN, Jesus Christ. You see, Lucifer, now known as Satan, falsely accused God of creating him flawed. So God devised and ingenious plan to prove to Satan, the fallen angels and to all the faithful angles that God created them all PERFECT in the day that he created them. And thus PROVE that it is their fault that they made war against God to try and take over his throne. And God will judge them BY the RIGHTEOUS LIFE of His faithful WITNESS, Jesus who did NO SIN, Please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHY ARE WE HERE?-IS GOD AT WAR?<<< But for now, let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

Satan's Time for Reflection. 

During the millennium Satan will suffer intensely. Confined, with his angels, to a desolate earth, he cannot carry on the deceptions that had constantly occupied his time. He is forced to view the results of his rebellion against God and His law; he must contemplate the part he has played in the controversy between good and evil. He can only look to the future with fear for the dreadful penalty he must suffer because of all the evil for which he is responsible.

 

The truth of the matter is that Satan is going to be judged solely for his making WAR against God to try and take over God’s throne. And fallen man is an unfortunate casualty of that war. And for our reward of suffering at the hands of Satan, God will exalt us above the angels and give us eternal life. Sadly, not all of mankind will believe and accept God so great a gift of salvation. Jesus teaches us that the everlasting fire was made for Satan and the fallen angels. So then, the lake of fire was intended ONLY for Satan and the fallen angels. And thus, God takes NO PLEASURE in the death of the humans that make their own choice of rejecting His so great a salvation. Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

Events at the End of the Millennium

At the end of the thousand years "the rest of the dead"—the wicked—will be resurrected, thus releasing Satan from the inactivity that has imprisoned him (Rev. 20:5, 7). Deceiving the wicked once again, he leads them against "the camp of the saints and the beloved city [the New Jerusalem]" (Rev. 20:9), which, with Christ, have descended from heaven by this time.9

 

Can you not see how that SDA Church INVENTS things that are NOT taught in the Scriptures so that they can cover up their ERRORS of the interpretation of the Scripture? The SDA Church has to TWIST the second resurrection to mean ONLY the wicked will be resurrected. And they NEED to twist the Scriptures so that they can teach that those newly resurrected wicked sinners, according to the SDA Church INTERPRETATION, will be the nations in the four corners of the world that Satan will DECEIVE to make WAR against God’s people who just happen to have returned from heaven just in time for Satan to attack the city of God AND the CAMP of the saints.

I mean, releasing Satan from his INACTIVITY that has IMPRISONED him for 1000 years! How could anyone come up with such an explanation of “INACTIVITY” as the meaning of Satan being BOUND to try and explain away the LITERAL binding of Satan in a great CHAIN in the bottomless pit?

The Bible ITSELF teaches us that Satan will attack the CAMP of the saints AND the CITY of God which are TWO different things. But the SDA Church NEEDS to force these two different things to be ONE and the same thing to cover up their ERROR of interpretation that there will be no LIVING person on earth during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

But when we correctly interpret the Scriptures the two different things can remain the CAMP of the saints ON the earth AND the CITY of God up in the SKY. The Bible ITSELF teaches us in Ezekiel 38 and 39 about TWO wars involving Gog and Magog. The war in Ezekiel chapter 38 is actually the SECOND war at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. For you see, Israel is described as dwelling SAFELY without any WALLS. You can also see that there have been no wars for a long time. This war is Ezekiel 38: is the SAME war spoken of in Revelation 20:7-15.


Revelation 29:7-15.

 

“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 

8.  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 

9.  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the CAMP of the saints about, AND the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.(Now, according to what the SDA Church teaches, God is IN the City of God up in the SKY and then, supposedly, the City of God descends DOWN to the surface of the earth so that Satan and his army of resurrected wicked sinners can SURROUND the CITY of God the size of the United States of America. And then, God rains down fire from OUT of heaven when God is IN the City of God down on the surface of the earth. Does that sound logical to you? The BELOVED city, to ME, is the rebuilt city of Jerusalem that will have NO walls of defense because there will be NO WAR during the Millennial reign of Jesus and his saints ON the earth. Keep in mind that there will be IMMORTAL saints IN the City of God up in the SKY and there will also be saints in their MORTAL bodies down on the earth who have not yet receive their reward of eternal life at the END of the 1000 years to be able to enter into the City of God up in the SKY)

10.  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (So then, the devil or Satan and the fallen angels are judged first BY their deceiving mankind to make WAR after a 1000 years of living in PEACE with one another without ANY WAR. Then the next event to take place is the SECOND RESURRECTION of the REST of the dead and the Great White Throne Judgment. In other words, the ORDER of the events are the coming of Jesus, the rapture of the church, the first half of God's wrath to end the first war in Ezekiel chapter 39. But the first half of God's wrath will be lifted lest God does not leave Himself a REMNANT. Then Satan will be BOUND and cast into the bottomless pit where the fallen angels already are bound in chains. Then comes the literal 1000 year reign of PEACE having no war. And at the END of the literal 1000 year reign of peace having no war, Satan will be let lose ascend out of the bottomless pit and go out to deceive the nations to make war against God by making was against God's saints who became saints DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Then the second half of God's wrath comes down as a devouring fire to devour the humans that Satan deceived to make war against the saints on the earth. Then Satan and the fallen angels are taken and cast into the lake of fire. And THEN comes the SECOND resurrection of the REST of the dead which will consist of BOTH the SAVED DURING the 1000 years and the unsaved from Adam all the way to the deceived who were devoured by fire in the second half of God's wrath to end the FINAL WAR at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Then ALL of the resurrected dead and those saints who remained ALIVE through the second half of God's wrath at the end of the 1000 years will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment. And those FOUND IN the book of life will be given eternal life to join us in the City of God. And those who are NOT found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fired and turned to ashes never to rise again. And THEN God will create a new heaven and a new earth so that the City of God, the New Jerusalem can FIT on the NEW earth. And after that no one knows because the Bible ITSELF is SILENT except for saying that it has NOT enter the minds of man what God has prepare for them that love him)

11.  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 

12.  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 

13.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 

14.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 

15.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

 

Now let us read Ezekiel 38:8-23.

 

“After many days (Speaking of AFTER the 1000 years have ended) you shall be visited: in the latter years you shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword, (Meaning that there is no war and now war is brought back) and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell SAFELY all of them

9.  You shalt ascend and come like a storm, you shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, you, and all your bands, and many people with you. 

10.  Thus says the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind, and you shall think an evil thought: 

11.  And you shall say, I will go up to the LAND of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, 

12.  To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn your hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that DWELL in the midst of the LAND

13.  Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto you, Are you come to take a spoil? Have you gathered your company to take a prey? To carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? 

14.  Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwells SAFELY, shall you not know it? 

15.  And you shall come from your place out of the north parts, you, and many people with you, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: 

16.  And you shall come up against my people of Israel, (Which will be saved DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus and live in PEACE on the earth without any war fro 1000 years, But at the end of the 1000 years Satan will ascend out of the bottomless pit and deceive the NATIONS to surround the CAMP of the children of Israel) as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring you against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, (Or when I shall be seen as Holy and just to you) O Gog, before their eyes. 

17.  Thus says the Lord GOD; Are you he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring you against them? 

18.  And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord GOD, that my fury (Or My WRATH) shall come up in my face. 

19.  For in my jealousy and in the FIRE of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel

20.  So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 

21.  And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. 

22.  And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone

23.  Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

 

Now, there has been no time in the history of Israel that God’s chosen people have dwelt SAFELY in UNWALLED villages. Plus, this prophecy is for the LATTER days. And it can NOT be the FIRST war called the Battle of Armageddon because Israel is NOT dwelling safely and they are building WALL of fortress to protect themselves. So the only time that this can be fulfilled is after the 1000 year reign of Jesus has ended. And that is when Satan will ASCEND OUT of the bottomless pit to make WAR with the TWO witnesses in Revelation 11:7.

 

Revelation 11:7.

 

“And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. ”

 

 

Now, the “city” in Revelation 20:9 is called the BELOVED city and NOT the City of God or the New Jerusalem. So that INTERPRETATION is read into that verse of Scripture. So then in truth, the beloved city could very well be the city of Jerusalem down on the earth and NOT the City of God in the sky. But, nonetheless, the armies fighting against Israel at the coming Jesus BEFORE the 1000 years begins will turn and fight against Jesus in the AIR or in the SKY. And Jesus will be inside of what the Bible calls the CHARIOTS of God. Please read the study “WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT UFOS?

 

Please read Revelation 19:19-21.

 

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army

20.  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 

21.  And the remnant (Or, according to Revelation 11:13 a remnant of 7000) were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”

 

Please read Revelation 11:13.

 

“And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

 

Clearly, there are many verses of Scripture in the Bible that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that people in their MORTAL bodies will be living in PEACE ON the earth during the 1000 year year of Jesus. So let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

Christ, the Saints, and the City Descend. 

 

Christ descends to earth again, with the saints and the New Jerusalem, for two purposes. He will end the great controversy by executing the decisions of the millennial judgment, and He will purify

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and renew the earth so that He can establish on it His eternal kingdom. Then, in the fullest sense, "the Lord shall be King over all the earth" (Zech. 14.9).

 

First of all, as I said before,  the City of God does NOT have to turn around and go back up to the THIRD heaven just so that it can DESCEND DOWN to the new earth after Almighty God Himself creates the new heavens and the new earth after this present earth is destroyed by fire and the elements melt with fervent heat. The City of God can REMAIN in the SKY or in space orbiting the earth DURING the 1000 years and then descend down from the AIR or from space just outside the earth's atmosphere that is also called heaven. Secondly, it is Almighty God Himself who will create the new heavens and the new earth and NOT His Son Jesus.

 

Please read Revelation 21:1,2.

 

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (And THEN John saw the City of God DESCEND down from God out of heaven which again also means the SKY and outer space. For you see, there are THREE heavens in the Bible)

2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

 

Now read where God Himself will dwell with His righteous new creation and God Himself will create the new heavens and the new earth and NOT His Son Jesus.

 

Please read Revelation 21:3-5.

 

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God

4.  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 

5.  And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

 

It is God who sits on the THRONE and the LAMB is with Him.

 

Please read Revelation 7:10.

 

“And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits upon the throne, AND unto the Lamb.”

 

Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

The Resurrection of Condemnation.

 

Now the moment has arrived that will complete the fulfillment of Christ's promise that "all who are in the graves will hear His voice" (John 5:28). At His second advent Christ brought the righteous dead from their graves in the first resurrection, "the resurrection of life."

Now the other resurrection Jesus spoke of will take place, "the resurrection of condemnation" (John 5:29). Revelation also refers to this resurrection: "The rest of the dead [those who were not raised in the first resurrection] did not live again until the thousand years were finished" (Rev. 20:5).

 

Yes, this is true but it is NOT the WHOLE truth. For you see, there will be people SAVED DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And since the life span of man during the 1000 year reign of Jesus is 1000 years of age, then that means that SAVED people will DIE during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Therefore,  the second and final resurrection will consist of BOTH the RIGHTEOUS during the 1000 years and the WICKED from Adam all the way to those DEVOURED by fire coming down from heaven at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

THEN the second resurrection will take place AFTER the final war. Get it? There will be no THIRD resurrection to resurrect those who will be devoured by the fire of God to end the final war waged by Satan. Plus, some of the saints that will become saints during the 1000 years could possibly be killed during that final war as well. Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

Satan's Captivity Ends. 

 

The resurrection of the wicked at the end of the thousand years releases Satan from his captivity "for a little while" (Rev. 20:3). In his last attempt to challenge God's government he "will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth" (Rev. 20:8). Since the wicked are raised with the same rebellion spirit they each possessed when they died, his work will not be difficult.

 

Again, I do not know how these SDA Church Bible scholars come up with their interpretation because they certainly are NOT inspired by God. 

The earth will be populated with both the children of Israel and the Gentile nations of every family or nationality on earth. It is ONLY in the minds of SDA Christians that NEED the wicked to be resurrection so that Satan will have people to DECEIVE.

Besides, the second resurrection of the REST of the dead will take place AFTER the final war. And that means that SDA Christians still have NO PEOPLE for Satan to DECEIVE to start the final war. Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

The Attack on the City. 

 

In his final deception Satan seeks to inspire the wicked with the hope of capturing the kingdom of God by force. Gathering the nations of the world, he leads them against the beloved city (Rev. 20:8, 9).10 "The wicked who stubbornly refused an entrance into the City of God through the merits of Christ's sacrificial atonement, now determine to gain admission and control by siege and battle."11

The fact that the wicked, as soon as God gives them life again, turn against Him and attempt to overthrow His kingdom confirms the decision He has made about their fate. In this way His name and character, which Satan has sought to besmirch, will be fully vindicated before all.12

 

Again, the BELOVED CITY must be INTERPRETED to mean the City of God up it the AIR.

Again, the wicked dead REMAIN in the grave until AFTER Satan DECEIVES the nations that were LEFT alive at the coming of Jesus to go into the Millennium in their mortal bodies to be taught of the Lord. So the only thing I agree will is that Satah has sought to defame the name of Almighty God by falsely accusing God of creating him flawed. And thus, according to Satan, it is all God’s fault for him rebelling against God to make war with Him. Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

The Great White Throne Judgment.

 

John indicates that when God's enemies have surrounded the city and are ready to attack it, God sets up His great white throne. As the entire human race meets around this throne—some secure inside the city, others outside, terrified in the presence of the Judge—God will carry out the last phase of judgment. This is the time Christ spoke of when He said, "There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out" (Luke 13:28).

 

NO! Jesus said to the Jews that when they shall see the Son of man COMING and that publicans go in BEFORE them is when they will weep and mourn because THEY will not be allowed to ENTER INTO the City of God. But rather, they will have they portion with the rest of the world that repents to survive the wrath of God at the coming of Jesus before the 1000 years. Let is move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

To carry out this executive phase of the judgment, God's record books will be opened. "And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books" (Rev. 20:12). Then God pronounces the sentence of doom.

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Why does God raise these people to life only to end their existence again? During the millennium, the redeemed have had an opportunity to examine the justice of God's treatment of every intelligent being in the universe. Now the lost themselves—including Satan and his angels—will confirm the justice of God's ways.

It is at this great white throne judgment that Paul's words, "We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ" (Rom. 14:10), will be fulfilled. There all creatures—unfallen and fallen, saved and lost—bow the knee and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Phil. 2:10, 11; cf. Isa. 45:22, 23). Then the question of God's justice will have been forever resolved. Those who receive eternal life will have an unshakable faith in Him. Never again will sin mar the universe or wreak havoc on its inhabitants.

 

The Judgment seat of Christ is at the right before the 1000 year reign of Jesus AT his coming when Jesus says, let the unrighteous be unrighteous still and ley the righteous be righteous still. God’s Holy Spirit knows the heart of every person every second of every day. So when Jesus speaks those word just before he splits the eatern sky who ever in unrighteous will have NO TIME to repent and whoever is RIGHTEOUS will have NO TIME to sin. There is no need for the SDA Church false doctrine of a so-called Investigative Judgment of Jesus that this SDA Church teaching calls the executive PHASE of judgment. There is no such thing taught in the Bible as a “phase” that Jesus is in PRE judging ONLY the Christians who sin. Let us move on to the next SDA Church quote.

 

Satan and Sinners Destroyed.

 

Immediately upon their sentencing, Satan, his angels, and his human followers receive their punishment. They are to die an eternal death. "Fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured" all the unsaved (Rev. 20:9). The very surface of the earth outside the city appears to melt, becoming a vast lake of fire for the "judgment and perdition of ungodly men" (2 Peter 3:7). The "day of the Lord's vengeance" (Isa. 34:8), upon which He will perform "his strange act" (Isa. 28:21, KJV) of destroying His enemies, has arrived. Said John: "And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire" (Rev. 20:15). The devil and his associates also suffer this fate (Rev. 20:10).

The context of the entire Bible makes clear that this "second death" (Rev. 21:8) that the wicked suffer means their total destruction. What then of the concept of an eternally burning hell? Careful study shows that the Bible teaches no such hell or torment.


Now, I do agree that the doctrine of eternal torture in an eternal fire call hell is a man-made church doctine that contradicts many verses of Scripture in the Bible.

But I do not agree with the fire coming down from God out of heaven IS the lake of fire.

The order of the events are Satan is released out of the bottomless pit, Satan deceives the nations, the nations make war against the CAMP and the belove city, FIRE comes down out of heaven to devour those making war against the saints who will become saints DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. THEN the white throne judgment will begin and those who will be judged during that final judgment will STAND or be resurrected to face the final Day of Judgment. The church will have already been judged and GIVEN eternal life AT the coming of Jesus. How else could we live for 1000 years. Plus we are told that the second death will have NO POWER over us who take part in the FIRST resurrection. 

So once again, the SDA Church makes a total mess by their INCORRECT interpretations of the Scriptures. The judgment seat of Christ is clearly NOT at the end of the 100o year reign of Jesus to be one and the selfsame thing as the White Throe Judgment.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. To read about the other ERRORS on interpretation made by the SDA Church please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<< And for SOUND Biblical teaching o the second coming of Jesus, when the rapture of the church will occur and end time PROPHECY please read all the studies under the heading >>>PROPHECY-THE COMING OF JESUS!<<<


Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Brother Mark.


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