The Binding of Satan

Snippets taken from the October 2019 Special Study Issue


Introduction


The Binding of Satan

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-2).


There are two primary interpretations of the binding of Satan, contrary to one another as to the identification of the thousand-year period within which Satan is bound, and the rebellion that follows Satan’s release for a “little season.” As a result, these two interpretations compete against one another. For some, this subject elicits great passion.

However, the “binding,” the subsequent “loosening,” as well as the rebellion that follows a