Another Blow To Premillennialism

There are many folks in the religious community who endorse premillennialism. This teaching states that Christ will someday return to earth and reign from Palestine for a period of one thousand years. This doctrine contradicts clear Bible teaching.

The Teaching Of Hebrews 8:4

One obstacle to the teaching of premillennialism is found in the above verse, which states that Christ could not serve as a priest while on earth because he was not from the priestly tribe of Levi (Hebrews 7:11). In fact, the text clearly states “that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood” (Hebrews 7:14)

The Teaching Of Zechariah 6:12-13

Looking at the Old Testament book of Zechariah, we see a prophecy of the coming of the Messiah who was to be known as “The BRANCH”. This prophecy states that He “shall sit and rule upon his throne (as king); and he shall be a priest upon his throne…

If Christ is to be both a priest and king simultaneously, and he cannot be a priest upon the earth (Hebrews 8:4), it then becomes apparent that He cannot occupy an earthly throne (as king) – which is the very thing millennialists contend that He will do.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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