Will Christ return when the worlds ends

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Second Peter 3:10 indicates that Christ will return again when the world ends. Pre-millennialists believe that Christ will return before the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelation and the world will end a thousand years later. Thus, until Christ returns the end of the world is always at least a thousand years into the future.

This view is inaccurate (this is the view that I took in my book which I now correct). The biblical evidence clearly suggests that Christ will return at the end of the millennium and His return will coincide with the end of the world.

In Revelation 20:4 certain saints are resurrected 1,000 years before the world ends:

And I saw the thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.

Revelation 20 was written from the perspective that the world would end at the conclusion of any millennium subsequent to AD 149. Revelation 20 did not envision the world ending in AD 149 since Christians had not existed for 1,000 years. Revelation 11 was written from the perspective that the world might end in AD 149 since no millennium is described in that chapter. Both chapters describe the final judgment (Revelation 11:18, 20:13).

Several passages indicate that when Christ returns He will judge both the living and the dead. John 5:28-29 and Matthew 25:31-36 clearly suggest that He will judge the believers and the non-believers at the same time upon His return.

Since we are told that the final judgment will occur at the end of the millennium (Revelation 20: 7-15) we therefore conclude that Christ's return will occur at the end of the millennium. The world didn't end in AD 149, so we should interpret the millennium to be some unknown millennium counted from the creation date. At the beginning of the millennium saints will be resurrected. At the end of that millennium Christ will return. But no one knows the millennium when it will occur.

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