Do people die in the Millennium?

Gary from North Carolina asked: Will people die during the Millennium?

Gary, 

There will be two kinds of people in the Millennial Kingdom. One group will never die and the other group will possibly die. I’ll explain what I mean.  

The first group consists of everyone who becomes a Christian prior to the rapture of the church. That would include us, all Christians before us, and all Christians after us until the rapture occurs. All of those believers will return with Christ to reign and rule during the Millennium. We will have immortal bodies and will not be subject to death. 

The second group consists of people who trust Jesus Christ after the rapture, survive the Tribulation, and enter the Millennial Kingdom having never died. That group will be mortal. They will marry, have children and have mortal bodies that will age. In addition, all of the children born during the Millennium will be mortal as well.

One interesting thing to note, however, is that God is going to greatly expand the life expectancy during the Kingdom period. Isaiah tell us this: 

“No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his days; for the youth will die at the age of one hundred and the one who does not reach the age of one hundred will be thought accursed” – Isaiah 65:20.

Isaiah is telling us that during the Millennial Kingdom, if someone dies at the age of 100, they will be considered to have died young. But they could die. 

Thanks for your question,

Stephen

Comments

Dwight Osborne says:
According to Isaiah 11:3, 4 and 29:20, 21 people will also experience capitol punishment who continually rebel against the authority of Christ.
Sister In Christ says:
Shalom Stephen, RE: Gary from North Carolina asked: Will people die during the Millennium? I think you accidentally left out what happens to the people that believe in Jesus after the rapture but die during the tribulation?
Arun Easter.M says:
Dear Brother Stephen, I have the same thoughts too, but the question I have is, since they were believers who did not take the mark of the beast after rapture, and the Bible says, once satan was let loose after 1000 years he formed an large army to fight against the Lord, are you saying these believers became unbelievers or may be their descendants were unbelievers?, if you say these believers became unbelievers, then are you saying even those who did not receive the mark of the beast will still burn in the lake of fire, and if you are saying that their descendants, did not believe in Jesus, then what do we do with the verse, that Apostle Paul said, He said if any one believes in Jesus then he and his household will be saved? Kindly share your thoughts.
Dwight Osborne says:
Pastor Davey neglected to mention a third group. There will be those who will rebel against the Messiah's reign. Their egregious sin will result in immediate justice and punishment, capitol punishment, the death penalty as foretold by Isaiah in 11:3, 4, 29:20, 21 and 65:20. It's an important fact to know
Richard says:
When someone dies, where do they go? If Jesus/God is ruling on earth, do people still go to heaven? Can they return to earth? I know there's still he'll, but my question is about believers. Thanks, Richard
Steven says:
Yes, but when they die, what happens to them...? Are the resurrected to a glorified body, not resurrected? No one seems to be clear on this. (maybe we just don’t know, ya?)!
Manuel says:
Thanks for this question and answer. Where is the biblical poof (concrete Bible verses) of these statements? Thanks in advance for your helpful response, stay blessed and warm greetings from Switzerland, Manuel
Samuel Nkadimeng says:
Hi, I'm Samuel from Johannesburg south african. I wish to ask if: 1. Immoral group of belivers would be marrying and given into marriage as we know it now? Are we going to be families as we currently are now? 2. How will the earth be like? Will there be new civilization? Are we going back to our hometowns and possibly our houses as we know them now? 3. Are we going to be working in industries as we do now, have the same modes of transportation etc. 4. Is the whole world be governed the same way with the same currency
Alicia says:
Hi Stephen, I agree with your timeline (pre-trib Rapture, literal 1000 year earthly kingdom, etc) and the fact there will be death during the Millennium. Isaiah 65:20 and several verses in Ezekiel 40-48 make that fact clear. However, I believe death only occurs as an immediate judgment for the sinner as part of Jesus’s Rod of Iron rule (Ananias and Sapphira style), otherwise you have the very real dilemma of placing a bodily resurrection for believers who die during the 1000 years because at that point only the Great White Throne resurrection/judgment is left.
Dwight Osborne says:
There's a third group in the millennial kingdom. The first generation born in that time and subsequent generations all have to make a decision to choose or reject Christ. They possess sin natures and those who reject Christ may commit sins egregious enough that Isaiah 11:3, 4, 29:20, 21 and 65:20 will enter the equation and the penalty of capital punishment will be carried out swiftly and without any appeal.

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