“Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them.” Revelation 20:4
The doctrine of a literal 1000 year millennial kingdom is not controversial, it is simply false doctrine. In the book of Revelation, the Apostle John says not one word about a literal 1000 year reign OF CHRIST, literally or figuratively. What he says is “I saw thrones and THEY sat on them.” The reigning that is in focus here is not the ruling activity of Jesus Christ, but of those seated on the thrones. There are dozens of passages in Scripture which speak of the eternal kingdom of Christ, but not one single passage in all of Scripture speaks or even hints at a kingdom of Christ that will last a mere thousand years.
Do not be deceived, brethren. We must commit ourselves to the written Word of God, not the inventions of men or the Devil, and dispensationalism is both of them.
The teaching of a 1000 year reign of Christ has its origin in Hell and coming from the father of lies, the Devil. Remember, beloved, Satan has always been set on leading men away from the written Word of God (“Has God truly said…?”) and the one who also rejects it outright (“You surely shall not die!”).
The only Christian position we may take then, given the clear teaching of God’s Word on this matter, is that those who teach a future reign of Christ for a mere 1000 years are being deceived and deceiving, the blind leading the blind.