- Jeremiah 4:7, 23
- " . . . and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant."
- "I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and
they had no light."
- Seventh Day Adventists connect these verses with those in Isa. 24:1,3,19 to teach that the earth will
be completely desolate during the millennium except for Satan who will be left to ponder on
the results of his rebellion against God.
- This passage refers, not to the earth, but to the land of Palestine. (vs. 1-3, 5,6).
- The passage was fulfilled when Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem 586 B.C. (Jer. 44:2,6;
52:5,7,8). Even then, some Jews were left to till the soil. (Jer. 52:15,16).
- Even if there were a secondary application of this passage at Armageddon, positive
evidence that mortals will inhabit the earth during the millennium is supported from the
- The saints are to be given power over the nations to rule with a rod of iron. (Rev.
2:26,27). But this time must be during the millennial period since the end of the millennium
results in the end of sin and mortality. (1 Cor. 15:22-28).
- The saints are said to reign for a thousand years (Rev. 20:6). But who are they
to reign over if removed to heaven? (cf. Rev. 5:10 - "We shall reign on the
- See also Zech. 14:16,17; Isa. 65:16.