Saturday, November 13, 2010

Will Our Earth EVER Be Destroyed By Fire?

SILLY QUESTION!?! The Bible, the Word of God, says it will, so it Will!! 
Dear Reader, please take a moment to pray for God to send His Holy Spirit to be your only Guide as we continue. Thanks SO much. Dozens of times throughout Scripture, we read discriptions of Planet Earth being completely destroyed by fire! In spite of this, the vast majority of Christian Preachers claim that Jesus will set up a Millennial Kingdom/Paradise here on Earth at His Second Coming. Jesus said, He was going to His Father's House, Heaven, to prepare a place for us, then, come again and receive us unto Himself self that where He is, there we may be also (See Jn.14:1-3)!

Two Possibilities
When Jesus comes, He either will set up a Kingdom here on earth, or He will not. One of these views makes perfect sense, and one creates many Un-Answered and Un-Answerable Questions. The popular view is that Jesus is going to set up a "Millennial Kingdom" here on earth when He comes. This immediately raises red flags. A Millennial Kingdom by it's very name says that after a thousand years that Kingdom ends. But, when Daniel saw the vision of the image, he said, "In the days of these kings shall the God of Heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed" (Dan.2:44). If the popular view is correct, if Jesus sets up a Kingdom here on this earth, then this earth cannot be destroyed. But the Bible says dozens of times that it will be. Dear Reader, there is no conflict of Scripture here. Let's look:

"Burn Like an Oven" 
"For behold the day cometh that shall burn like an oven, and all the proud, yea and all that do wickedly shall be as stubble, and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of Hosts that it shall leave them neither root nor branch" (Mal.4:1)!! 
"The Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat! The Earth also, and the works that are in it shall be burned up" (Dan.3:10).
The Scofield Study Bible Footnote says: 

  • "The expression, 'in which' refers to the close of the Day of the Lord at the end of the Millennium, when the destruction of of the heavens and the earth ends the Day of the Lord (Rev.20:11;21:1)"  (Scofield Footnote under 2Pet.3:10)

In spite of the Scofield Footnote, a very popular Pre-Trib TV Preacher emphatically declares on his program that,  "Earth Will NEVER be Destroyed !"  This Minister recognizes that, if Jesus sets up His Kingdom here on earth, that Kingdom will not, can not be destroyed. The Bible is completely clear about this. But, the Bible is equally clear that this planet will be utterly destroyed. Perhaps we must consider another possibility that takes in everything the Bible says. If we let Jesus tell us, our hearts will not be troubled:

In My Father's House
Jesus said, "Let not your hearts be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's House are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself that where I am, there ye may be also" (Jn.14:1-3)! The Bible is very clear when we let it say what it says. But, for those who insist that earth will be Paradise for a thousand after Jesus comes, let's look at their view:

1000 Year Paradise on Earth?
Letting our minds come down on the side of good common sense usually works well, so let's ask some common sense questions. Would Jesus come to earth and say to His people, "Come ye Blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" (Matt.25:34), then give His people this planet that has just been completely devastated by the Tribulation, including seven horrible Plagues, the last of which is an Earthquake that virtually destroys every man-made structure on earth, leaving billions of unburied carcasses, "from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth...like dung on the ground" (Jer.25:33)? The whole earth will be nothing but carnage! Would Jesus then bestow on His people good health and strength so that they'll live a thousand plus years, miraculously give the earth perfect climate, allow His people to clean up this horrid mess and build beautiful massive buildings until Planet Earth literally becomes Paradise, then, at the end of the thousand years, set a massive fire to the entire planet that utterly destroys this Paradise; this Millennial Kingdom? Common sense says we must ask, WHY?? What would be served by all of this? Then we must ask what the overwhelming Bible evidence says about earth during the Millennium, and it says much. The Bible actually says Planet Earth will be Satan's Bottomless Pit during the Millennium. For a thousand years, Satan will be confined to this Earth that's covered with carnage and unburied carcasses (See Jer.25:33). In our Blogsite,  "Satan's Millennial Kingdom Bottomless Pit," we share many more Scriptures showing that Planet Earth will be Satan;s prison for a thousand years. There we also prove from Scripture that, during this thousand years, the Sun has no light or heat leaving earth completely frozen.

Millennium in Heaven
What if, when Jesus comes to Earth, He takes ALL of His people to Heaven to those, "Mansions He has Prepared for them." Let's be certain our view does not contradict any Scripture. What if all of the Redeemed from all ages go to Heaven with Jesus when He comes and they live in these Mansions Jesus prepared. All Scripture evidence indicates that Heaven is New Jerusalem. What if, after a thousand years, God brings New Jerusalem down to the Earth, which has been Satan's and his demon's dark dungeon throughout this Thousand years. What if, after the Great White Throne Judgment, the, "Lake of Fire the lost wicked are cast into; the fire that is the Second Death" (see Rev.20:14), is the same fire that, "Comes down from God out of heaven and devours" (Rev.20:9) those encompassing the Holy City? What if that is the also the same fire that utterly destroys earth? Peter clearly said it will be. More on this in a moment. And what if Jesus allows this fire to completely purifying earth leaving it, "without form and void" just as it was on the first day of Creation, and then Jesus "Creates a New Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (See 2Pet.3:13), while His people watch this specular Creation scene from the decks of their Mansions in New Jerusalem!! What if, after this, the entire Earth is a huge, Garden of Eden Paradise!!!! No one can deny that this makes perfect sense, and the good news is, all Scripture is taken into account. No Bible Verse needs to be revised, reversed or omitted. If New Jerusalem will be the Millennial Kingdom, there can be no question that it is "everlasting," and it will never be "destroyed," or ever disturbed. At the end of the Millennium, all of the Redeemed of the earth will be safe and comfortable inside New Jerusalem as it, "Comes down from God out of Heaven"  (Rev.21:2). This Millennial Kingdom doesn't end after a thousand years, it just gently relocates. 

End Time Events  
In a moment we will take a close look at what the Bible says about when and how Planet Earth will be utterly destroyed by fire, but, what we present here may be completely new to some of our Readers, so, let's look at the sequence of events concerning End-Times:
 
Next Event - The Great Tribulation
Actually, the next event human kind will see is the Great Tribulation. For Scripture explanation of why the Church will go through the Tribulation, see "The Great Tribulation - Why the Church ?"

Second Coming of Jesus
Immediately after the Tribulation, every saved person since Creation will go to Heaven at Jesus' Coming (Pre-trib says there'll be different groups at different times extended over 1007 years). The righteous dead are raised and, along with the righteous living, are caught up to "meet the Lord in the air" (see 1Thess.4:16-18). All unsaved that are still alive are destroyed by Christ's brightness (see 2Thess.2:8). The unsaved dead are not resurrected until a thousand years later. "The rest of the dead lived not again until the 1000 years are expired" (Rev.20:5).

The Millennium in Heaven
God's people will then spend a thousand years living and reigning with Jesus in Heaven! Jesus said He was going back to His Father's House to prepare places for His People, thus the Redeemed inherit the homes Jesus prepared (Jn.14:1-3). They reign with Him a thousand years (Rev.20:6), but the Kingdom doesn't stop at the end! Blogsite "Christ's Millennial Kingdom" explains, and shows that Christ does NOT have a "Millennial Kingdom!" Christ's is an "EVERLASTING KINGDOM!"

At the Same Time - Millennium on Earth
Billions of unburied carcasses are everywhere (Isa.34:3; Jer.25:33). The Sun no longer gives its light, so earth gets VERY cold! The entire Planet Earth becomes Satan's Frozen Bottomless Pit. He and his demons weep and wail and gnash their teeth for a thousand years. See Blogsites "Satan's Millennial Kingdom" and "Animals/Demons in the Millennium" for more details with Bible texts.

Next - New Jerusalem Descends!
The thousand years are finished. Heaven, now called New Jerusalem, "Comes down from God out of Heaven" to Earth (Rev.21:2).

The Wicked Dead Resurrected
"And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hell gave up the dead that were in them" (Rev.20:13)! Satan will then have an army, "the number of whom is as the sands of the sea" (Rev.20:8; Isa.14:9).

Satan and His Army Attack New Jerusalem
Satan and his army, the unnumbered multitude of resurrected wicked, surround the Holy City, New Jerusalem, ready to attack (Rev.20:9; Ezek.38:11-12). But something happens!?!?

Great White Throne Judgment
Every unsaved human since creation and every wicked angel, Satan included, are assembled around New Jerusalem planning an attack! But, suddenly, God Almighty appears, sitting in His Great White Throne and the elements flee away (see Rev. 20:11). All the wicked are caught in the very act of attacking God and New Jerusalem, thus they cannot plead innocent. The books are opened and each sees his or her sins and the horrid results. They have no choice but to acknowledge their guilt. "Every knee bows and every tongue confesses" (Isa. 45:23; Rom. 14:11; Phil. 2:10-11), but TOO LATE. Seeing it's too late, the wicked revert back into their greed and again prepare to attack New Jerusalem. But again, it is not to be!!     __________________________________________________________________
PLANET EARTH COMPLETELY DESTROYED!!
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"And they (Satan and his Army) went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the Camp of the Saints, and the Beloved City [New Jerusalem], AND FIRE CAME DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF HEAVEN AND DEVOURED THEM" (Rev.20:9)! The heavens [elements, or earth's oxygen] and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and the perdition (destruction) of ungodly men… the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat; the earth also and the works that are in it will be BURNED UP (2Pt.3:7,10). "For, behold the Day cometh that shall burn like an oven! And ALL the proud, yea, ALL that do wickedly shall be stubble! And the DAY that cometh shall BURN them UP, saith the Lord, that it should leave them neither root nor branch" (Mal.4:1).

Does the Bible Agree?

We could quote hundreds of other Scriptures clearly showing earth completely and utterly destroyed by Scriptures says that at the end of the thousand years, EARTH WILL BE DESTROYED BY FIRE, and so it will!! We need not end on such a sad note. 

New Heavens and New Earth
After the fire has consumed everything, Earth will then be purified! Only ashes remain, thus earth is ready for Jesus to bring order out of chaos and, once again make a perfect world just as He did at Creation! When He's done, all of Earth will be like the Garden of Eden. God’s people will still have their Mansions in New Jerusalem, and now they can build an additional, country home outside the City. This New Earth will be God’s REAL Paradise (Isa.65:21-25)! A country home and a city home! As some of us country folks would say, "It don't get no better'n this!"

"Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that Love Him"  (1Cor.2:9). If we keep all of what we have discussed above in our minds, every time we read Scripture concerning end time events, there will be no Un-Answerable questions such as "How can there be a Millennial Kingdom if it is an Everlasting Kingdom."


Why isn't thisTaught Throughout Christianity?
The Reader may ask, "If this is what the Bible really teaches, why isn't it taught by everyone in Christianity?" 

The answer is simple, really. The Powers of Darkness know that if the above was considered Orthodox Teaching on End-Time Events, their ability to deceive us would become Very, VERY difficult! All False versions of End-Time Prophecies always contain huge Un-Answerable Questions. Satan loves Un-Answerable Questions!! He has a mission is to cause confusion and division.  

What Should We Do? 
We will end by repeating what we said at the beginning of this Blogsite. Before reading any Bible subject, including the Bible itself, stop and ask God to send His Holy Spirit as our Guide! If we fail to do this, the Un-Holy Spirit will be more happy to help us. We have a Blogsite covering 64 of these "Un-Answered and Un-Answerable Questions," some of which have made Christians a "Laughing Stock" to the rest of the world. The Site is called, "Un-Answered and Un-Answerable Rapture Questions." Check it out. If true Bible Prophecy were preached, Christianity would be taken more seriously by the rest of the world! Satan works feverishly to see that the truth is ridiculed, and he is succeeding. ONLY those who seek guidance from God's Holy Spirit will know the Truth, "And the Truth Will Set Them Free."

Thank you so much, Dear Reader, for your time! May God send His Spirit to guide us as we prepare for Jesus to come to take us Home!!!
Your Brother in Christ
Walter C. Martin Jr.

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Check Our Other Websites:

Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Post-Tribulation Second Coming of Jesus
Will We Eat Pigs During the Millennium?

Planet Earth WILL be Destroyed After the 1000 Years!
New Jerusalem - How BIG is It?
Great White Throne Judgment Seat - When and Where
Christ's Kingdom - Millennial or EVERLASTING?

Hell Fire
Is God Torturing People Now
Did Jesus Suffer ALL of Your Hell?
The Rich Man and Lazarus?
Death
The Dead - Dead or Alive - What is Death?
Did Jesus Die YOUR Death for You?
Will Satan Ever Die - Bible Says "YES!"
Testing Our Doctrine About Death
The Dead Stand Before Great White Throne Judgment Seat

The Gnostics Attack the Sabbath
Were Gnostics Really Christian?
Were Gnostics Satan's Implants into the Church?
Is Gnosticism Alive and Well in Today's Churches
Church is Israel - Israel is Church
Is the Church Israel and Israel the Church?
Is the Bride of Jesus the 144 Thousand?
Did Jesus Offer the Jews a Millennial Kingdom in His Ministry?
Will New Jerusalem Sit in Israel? How Big is It?
Christ's REAL EVERLASTING Kingdom is for ALL Believers!

The Sabbath
Is it a Sin to Observe the Sabbath?
Is There a Connection Between the Rapture and the Sabbath?
Will the Sabbath Be Observed By God's People During the Tribulation?
Who REALLY Changed the Sabbath in Early Christianity?
Un-Answered and Un-Answerable Sabbath Questions For Popular Preachers
How to Test Your Doctrine Concerning the Sabbath

Heaven
Marriage in Heaven - Millennial Kingdom?
Strange Animal/Demons the Millennium?
Why Jesus Hasn't Come to Take Us To Heaven?
Teachers of Anomia (Law Annulling)
Good Ministers Teaching Against God's 10 Commandments?
Teaching of Anomia - The Reason Jesus Hasn't Come Yet?
Pre-Trib Rapture and Sabbath
Pre-Trib Rapture and the Sabbath?

Walter C. Martin Jr.
Everlasting Gospel Ministries

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Let's pray that God will continue sending His Holy Spirit to guide as we prepare for Jesus to come. Thank You!
Your Brother in Christ!
Walter C. Martin Jr