Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #19
Annual Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
It is not to be supposed that literally all the world will go up to Jerusalem at one time. The prophecies of Scripture are always to be interpreted according to the rules of right reason; for before God sent us His word He endowed us with rational faculties to prepare us to understand it ….
The prophecy of Zechariah (xiv. 16) is, therefore, to be interpreted with the usual allowance which right reason, ordinarily styled “common sense”, would suggest. It is not to be imagined that every individual will go up to Jerusalem at all; or that more than a very few will go up above once or twice, or that any individual will go up year after year, or that all mankind will go up at the same time.
Dr. John Thomas.