posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 08:12 PM
reply to post by Tormentations
The 'thousand years of reigned with Christ' is not to be taken literaly.
The Bible uses the word 'thousand' as a very long time....time of which we cannot determine with our human minds.(remember even Theologians do not
The Devil is bound for a thousand years-long time ) to allow the church on earth-as it is in Heaven.
Jesus Christ left His teachings to His appointed Apostles and granted them to continue His works for the future life-when Judgment Day raises the Body
and soul for eternity.
Christ's teachings are being planted,they are allowed to grow and to overcome evil, even in times of persecution and trial.
The Bible teaches that satan was bound at the completion of Christ's saving work (see Matthew 12:28-29, Luke 10:17-18, John 12:31-32)...this is why
Christianity(New Testament-Gospel) continues to be heard to this day, even though many are prosecuted for their faith in Christ and His Saints(on
earth and in Heaven)
The thousand years are the times of Christ Crusifixtion and Resurrection. The Cross was used as an instrument of evil(see ref-Old Testament
'curse') but Christ defeated evil(as prophesied) and gave life to those that believed in Him...from the time of His Resurrection to the time
today,the Devil cannot stop the Gospel from being spread....the Antichrist will be filled with Satans evil ways and do his will and then fail along
with his followers -as it is prophesied in the book of Revelation.
The Devil,demons and his followers will bound for eternity when all that is written in Revelation will come out...and so shall we all be judged
according to Gods Mercy.
These teachings are not mine but those of the first and second ecumenical councils of the church...