When we started our study of Revelation last year, we decided to begin with no position on the millennialist question, so as to determine from our study which position contained the greater amount of Scriptural evidence. The position posted here is the conclusion we reached. It is the position held by the early church and is called the amillennialist, I believe. (Disclaimer. I won’t be here for the argument that always ensues on religious positions)
I don’t argue. My take is that in this marvelously blessed nation, we all have scripture readily available in any language we speak.
That puts the responsibility squarely on each of us to find out what it says and to obey. No need for me to interpret for anyone.
God’s will is not hard to understand for anyone taking the time to study. The Lord kept the important things simple enough for anyone to read and figure out.
But men always try to make it hard, muck it up. Look at what the Pharisees had done to the Law of Moses by the time Jesus came.
Kudos to you for studying with an open mind and willing heart.
It's always good to hold onto the Lord himself than any non-essential doctrine. My 40+ years as a believer has been an adventure of Gods refining and correcting my thinking and it's always a wonderful thing because, "The truth will set you free." John 8:32.
Just remember that God wants to comfort His people in all this stuff (I Thess. 4:18) and that he does not want us to be afraid (170 verses in the Bible telling us to not be afraid). My personal experience is I used to be terrified of what was coming because of the clear disclosure in the Book of Revelation that almost everyone in the world will be killed during the tribulation. I now know I wont be here. This comes form much prayer and seeking the Lord (not man) and no agenda through 40+ years of tested study and matching what I believe the Holy Spirit has given me with the like of well-respected teachers like Chuck Missler.
God bless in your continuing to seek Him.
That's the same thinking I had when I first started my study of the Scriptures - especially end-time revelations in the Bible. Yes, the position the article(s) from Curtis do follow amillennialism closely, but he prefers it to be called a "Resurrectionist" viewpoint.
I have about 300 articles from Curtis on my Website on a variety of issues - not all of them are anywhere near being called controversial issues. Click Here to visit it.