Premillennialism’s Attack Against God

Charles Pogue

Premillennialism is based upon the false idea that the Jews were chosen as the eternal people of God, and that the promises of the spiritual kingdom that God would set up and which is described in Daniel 2 and other passages, would actually be a physical kingdom with Christ reigning in physical Jerusalem. Of course, among other scriptural facts the millennialists miss is the promised Messiah would be prophet, priest, and king. Christ cannot be a priest upon the earth in so much as if He were on earth, he could not be a priest as He is from the tribe of Judah, not Levi (Heb. 8:4; 7:14). In order for Christ to be high priest there had to be a changing of the law (Heb. 7:12), which there was (Eph. 2:15; Gal. 6:1-2). Beyond the contradictions of Premillennialism and the many misinterpretation of Bible prophecies in which Premillennialists engage, Premillennialism is a direct and frontal attack against God.

Premillennialists claim that Jesus came to the earth to set up an earthly kingdom, but could not, because the Jews rejected Him. The theory, then, is that the church was put in as an afterthought; a stop gap measure until Christ returns a second time, and sets up His kingdom. The theory regarding the church is reduced to ridiculousness by Ephesians 3:1-11, and by Christ’s own statement that He would build His church (Matt. 16:18). The claim that Christ could not set up an earthly kingdom, because the Jews rejected Him is also exposed as error by John 6:15, which tells us that the people tried to take Him and make Him a king by force. Beyond the abuse of the scripture, Premillennialism is an abuse of God in two ways.

Premillennialism attacks the foreknowledge of God. According to millennial theory, God had every intention of setting up a kingdom on earth. The problem, they allege, is that God never anticipated that Christ would be rejected, and thus unable to set up that kingdom. Isaiah wrote, “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do my pleasure” (Isa. 46:9-10). Premillennial theory claims that God did not anticipate the rejection of the Jews, and consequently, the inability of Christ to set up His kingdom. Apparently, these people ignore the fact that the very same prophet, Isaiah, prophesied Christ would be rejected (Isa. 53:3), yet would set up His Kingdom (Isa. 9:6-7). Premillennialism is blasphemous because it attacks the foreknowledge of God. God said He knew, millennialists say He did not. God cannot lie (Tit. 1:2)!

Premillennialism also attacks the power of God. Just to think that God began with Genesis 3:15 to unfold His plan for the redemption of man, revealed that plan little by little until the fullness of time came when Christ would come into the world (Gal. 4:4), but in the end could not do what He said, is reprehensible! Premillennialism makes man stronger and mightier than God. How foolish that is, inasmuch as the weakness of God is stronger than man (1 Cor. 1:25). Jesus informed Pilate that he could have no power against Him except it was given him from above (John 19:11). In addition to that, in John 10:17-18, Jesus said, “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it up again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” Jesus willingly laid down His life to purchase the church (Acts 20:28) He promised to build (Matt. 16:18), which was in the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3:10-11). God had His plan from the foundation of the world, which, by the way, was the point from which Christ was the lamb that was slain, (Rev. 13:8). Christ’s death did not prevent the kingdom plan that God had; it was part of the design to bring it about! It is reprehensible for men to claim that the eternal purpose of God could possibly be thwarted by the puniness of man.

While we are not the eternal judge of any man, it would be a frightening thing to stand before God believing Premillennialism that attacks both God’s foreknowledge and His Power!

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