"So what do you make of the 1000 year reign, or is that part of your beliefs? If so, what purpose does it serve?"
"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. (John 5:28,29)"
Unrighteous ones, particularly, should require time to learn and adjust.
Jesus was including BOTH resurections there. I was speaking of the first resurection where only the righteous are raised so your explaination for the unrighteous does not add up.
Additionally, there will be considerable environmental cleanup.
What? You think God who created the universe with a word would need 1000 years to clean up earth? Besides, why clean up the old earth when it will pass away as soon as that time is up?
Then, no doubt, a period of time for true peace and security.
And then some time for a final test.
Now as soon as the 1,000 years have ended, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and he will go out to mislead those nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Ma′gog, to gather them together for the war. The number of these is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they advanced over the whole earth and encircled the camp of the holy ones and the beloved city. But fire came down out of heaven and consumed them. (Revelation 20:7-9)
I don't dispute that part, but why do you suppose that many righteous people who have lived with Christ for 1000 years on a cleaned up earth with Satan locked away would suddenly join Satan in rebellion when he is released?