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(i.e., Widespread Peace on Earth before Jesus Returns)
This false teaching claims that Christ’s Second Coming will only occur after the gospel has spread to all the world, and there has been a thousand-year (millennium) “golden age” of worldwide peace and harmony under Christian ethics, morals, prosperity, and dominance. This false teaching also claims that most people will be saved during this “golden age” of Christianity (although, of course, it says nothing about those who lived before this period). Supposedly, Jesus will only return for Judgment and usher in eternity after this so-called “golden age” on Earth has occurred.
This is yet another false teaching in clear and direct opposition to Scripture, satanically designed to get you to procrastinate and delay in accepting Christ or delay in sharing the gospel message with your family, friends, and loved ones. Scripture tells us that:
“The coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.” – Matthew 24:37-39
Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief. – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4
We know from Scripture that in the days of Noah:
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. – Genesis 6:5
The earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. – Genesis 6:11-12
He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. – 1 Peter 3:18-20
Now, does that sound like a period of global peace, harmony, and a “golden age” of salvation to you? No, the world was going about its daily business of sin and corruption with no thought whatsoever of God or the judgment to come. In fact, Noah preached of the coming judgment by flood for 120 years, and all the while, God waited patiently for anyone to come to repentance, but not a single person outside of his own family believed Noah.
Further, Scripture explicitly tells us what men will be like in these “last days,” which is this gospel/church age and the last period of human history before Christ returns for Judgment Day:
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power. – 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Again, if a theory or teaching of man contradicts even so much as one clear and direct verse of Scripture, it is man’s theory that is wrong, not Scripture. See also the Dispensational Premillennialism false teaching.