Mount Gilead Ohio, USA
www.etpv.org June 2008
1 Corinthians 11:33-34
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Let me start out by upsetting some peoples theology. God is not coming back so he can set up his Kingdom here on earth, he is setting up his Kingdom here on earth so he can come back.
Hey wait a minute, aren't we getting things backwards here. Everyone agrees that Jesus will come back at the Second Coming, right? Well OK, so everyone doesn't agree. But the Bible shows him coming back in Revelation 19 and in Revelation 20 it mentions the saints reigning with him a thousand years.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
So that is when he sets up his kingdom. Right? No, that's jumping to a conclusion. There are other scriptures to counter that view and we will look at some of them in this essay. The Bible says prove all things. We should question every traditional teaching we have ever had. See if what you believe is supported by scripture or if you are just accepting the teachings of men.
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