Chapter 34: The Millennium

"Chapter 34: The Millennium," Part Nine: The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, ()


What is the Millennium? What will life on earth be like during the Millennium?

Righteous People Will Live on the Earth during the Millennium

When Jesus comes again, He will rule the world for 1,000 years. This period of time will be known as the Millennium.

The Millennium will be a time of peace and righteousness. Jesus will cleanse the earth from sin before the Millennium begins. All wicked people will be destroyed. Only the righteous people will be saved to live on earth at this time. Satan will have no power over people again until near the end of the Millennium.

The Prophet Joseph Smith said that people from heaven will visit the earth often during the Millennium. They will help with the work done in the temples and with missionary work.

Discussion

  • What is the Millennium?

  • Who will live on earth during the Millennium?

  • Try to imagine what it would be like to live in a place where there is no wickedness.

Two Great Works Will Be Done during the Millennium

The first great work to be done is to perform ordinances in the temple for both the living people and the dead people. People who have been resurrected will help the people living on earth to find the names of their dead relatives and correct any mistakes in the records.

All of the ordinances necessary to seal families together will be done in the temples. Families will be linked from one generation to another all the way back to Adam.

The other great work is the preaching of the gospel. Everyone will be able to hear the gospel and accept it. Some good people who are not members of Jesus’ Church will still live on the earth when the Millennium begins. Eventually, however, all people will know and say that Jesus is the Savior of the world.

Discussion

  • What two great works will be done during the Millennium?

What Life Will Be Like during the Millennium

During the Millennium, the earth will be as it was when Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. There will be no war. Jesus will rule both the Church and the government. All laws will be based on true and righteous principles. There will be two capital cities. One will be in Jerusalem. The other capital will be the New Jerusalem, in North America.

People will live together in peace and love. All animals, even those that are now enemies, will live together in peace. They will no longer fight with each other.

There will be no disease, and there will be no death. When people become old, they will not die as we do now. They will change in an instant from the way we are now to an immortal condition, which means they will never die again.

It will be a great privilege to live during the Millennium. Things we do not now understand will become clear to us. Life will be very much as it is now, except that everything will be done in love and peace. People will continue to have and raise children, plant and harvest crops, and build houses.

Discussion

  • What will the earth be like during the Millennium?

One Final Struggle Will Occur Near the End of the Millennium

Near the end of the Millennium, Satan will begin to have power again on the earth. Some people will believe him. Satan and those who follow him will fight those who follow Jesus. In this war, Satan and those who follow him will be defeated forever. After this war, the people will be judged, and they will all be assigned to live in the kingdoms for which they have prepared themselves.

Discussion

  • What will happen at the end of the Millennium?

References

Righteous People Will Live on the Earth during the Millennium

Two Great Works Will Be Done during the Millennium

  • Jeremiah 31:34 (People will not have to teach one another about Jesus, because they will all know Him.)

What Life Will Be Like during the Millennium

One Final Struggle Will Occur Near the End of the Millennium