Okay, I'm at it again. I've been thinking. In the thread "new world vs old world" (http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=48516 ) the author makes mention of a 1000 year reign of satan (unless I really read something backward). This was the first time I had heard mention of such. Anyone want to clarify this for me? Cause I thought Satan was already the ruler of this earth. A few other rambling questions that have been rattling around for a while: If Satan is ruler of this earth now, what happens when he is bound for the 1000 years? If Christ is literally ruling from Jerusalem during this time, why is Satan loosed from the pit? (I mean really, God knows what he is going to get up to, so why not keep him bound) Lastly, how much are we really told about the condition of the earth and it's inhabitants during this time? (cause I'm thinking after the defeat of the AntiChrist and all the plagues that come with the tribulation there aren't gonna be a whole lot of humans left) Feel free to answer whichever question catches your eye.