27. The Millennium and the End of Sin

27. The Millennium and the End of Sin

The millennium is the thousand-year reign of Christ with His saints in

heaven between the first and second resurrections. During this time the

wicked dead will be judged; the earth will be utterly desolate, without

living human inhabitants, but occupied by Satan and his angels. At its

close Christ with His saints and the Holy City will descend from heaven to

earth. The unrighteous dead will then be resurrected, and with Satan and

his angels will surround the city; but fire from God will consume them and

cleanse the earth. The universe will thus be freed of sin and sinners

forever. (Jer 4:23-26; Ezek 28:18, 19; Mal 4:1; 1 Cor 6:2, 3; Rev 20;