Has the binding of Satan spoken of in Revelation 20:1-3 already taken place?

Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Has this binding of Satan already taken place? If so, when did it take place and what does it mean that he has been bound in this way?

No, this binding of Satan has not already taken place.
80% (8 votes)
Yes, this binding of Satan has already taken place. Please explain below exactly when it took place.
0% (0 votes)
Unsure
20% (2 votes)
Other. Please specify your view in a comment below.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 10
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RajeshG's picture

I am unapologetically premillennial in my eschatology. I do not believe that the binding of Satan that is spoken of in Rev. 20:1-3 has already taken place.

Having recently been exposed elsewhere to the views of several people who are amillennial, I would like to know more about how prevalent such views are about Satan's already having been bound in that way.

josh p's picture

But I doubt this site is a good representation of Christianity at large. My guess is that most here (70%?) are premil. I would guess those numbers would be reversed if you polled a group life TGC. There seems to be an age difference as well. 

RajeshG's picture

josh p wrote:

But I doubt this site is a good representation of Christianity at large. My guess is that most here (70%?) are premil. I would guess those numbers would be reversed if you polled a group life TGC. There seems to be an age difference as well. 

Interesting. I did not know what the prevailing view on SI would be. Based on the responses so far, it seems you may be right.