November 20, 2018

Millennial Miscalculations: Mortal – Immortal – Mortal – Then What?

By Dudley Ross Spears

How many times would you say the Bible says that Christians are to put on immortality. Paul wrote, "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality" (1 Cor. 15:53). The millennial speculators have a problem here with just how many times this takes place. Hal Lindsay said this is a mystery but takes place at the imaginary "Rapture" (Late Great Planet Earth, p. 130). His theory is that the saints will be in the "Rapture" with Christ in immortal bodies that are spiritual bodies, glorious bodies, not affected by the pain and discomforts of a physical body.

Millennialists can hardly write two paragraphs or speak five minutes without getting themselves into all sorts of difficulties with their speculations. Lindsay also wrote about the return of Christ "with" His saints to set up this also imaginary millennial kingdom. He said, "Third, Christ establishes the millennial kingdom and the surviving believers go into it as mortals and repopulate the earth" (Ibid., p. 167). They were immortal as believers in the "Rapture" and now after the establishment of this alleged "millennium" they go in as mortals. What happens when the millennium ends? Your guess is just as good as Lindsay's or anyone elses. The fact is that there is no such thing as either "Rapture," "Armageddon," or "the Millennium." It is a grand hoax.

Guardian of Truth XXVIII: 8, p. 231
April 19, 1984

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