You have to , in short, be willing to sing out of tune along with a huge chorus of voices that are also singing out of tune.
There is a huge chorus of voices singing to the tune of premillennialism. If you are supporting that view you are part of a very big crowd, which, IMO, is out of tune with the teaching of the apostles and the whole New Testament, and misinterprets the thousand years
of Revelation 20.
Jesus spoke of a judgment "in the last day," [John 12:47-48] but where did he refer to a millennium?
Acts 17:31 says, "Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." Where is there any room for a millennium here?
Paul wrote, "... In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel." [Romans 2:16] Where does Paul speak of a millennium?
Paul does teach that God will judge the world: "But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?" [Romans 3:5-6]
He also said that the saints will judge the world; but isn't that referring to the judgment? "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?" [1 Corinthians 6:2]
Paul looked forward to receiving a reward, "at that day," but he said nothing about reigning on earth for a thousand years. "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." [2 Timothy 4:8]
The apostle Peter wrote:
2 Peter 3:3-10
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Where does the millennium idea fit in these verses? I don't see it. Peter speaks of the thousand years
as a "day" in connection with the present age, and the "day of the Lord." He does not refer to a future millennium. The "day of the Lord" comes as a thief which suggests it may be upon us already, although most people are unaware of it.
And neither is the millennium taught in Revelation 20, when the thousand years
is interpreted as symbolic, representing the lifetime of individual believers, who are figuratively "beheaded."