For years I've heard
prophecy teachers explain over and over again that they don't preach that the world will come to an end. I never understood why they were saying this, because I already knew the world was not going to be destroyed.
It wasn't until the internet came along that it dawned on me why prophetic
ministers like Jack Van Impe, Hal Lindsey, and David Reagan were always
wasting their time, in my eyes, by repeatedly telling people the earth
is not going to blow up or fall into the sun someday.
After reading literally thousands of newsgroup postings by individuals
that are anti-God or anti-prophecy, I realized that the unsaved all seem to
have three common associations with prophecy. They are: the number
666, the person named the Antichrist, and the fact that Christians think the
world is going to end someday. The first two beliefs that most nonchristians
hold are true, there will be a mark given to all which will equal 666 and
it will be given by a man that the Bible calls the Antichrist. However,
the last belief is not true at all because this world will go on existing
eternally. Someday God will purify it with fire, but it's not going to be destroyed.
The reason Satan wants men to think that the Bible foretells of a doomsday
scenario for the earth is because such a scenario is one that people normally
would not desire to dwell upon.
Satan is trying to hide the fact that, soon, Jesus will be coming in the
air to catch up all believers and take them to heaven. You will rarely hear any mention of the rapture by the liberal media, because Satan does not want people to be ready for, or aware of, this event. If a news account is ever given on the rapture, the purpose of the story has always been to discredit the idea of a pre-trib rapture.
What men need to realize is that their life is the thing that's
going to end someday. If the Lord Jesus tarries, we will all grow old and
die, yet the earth will continue forever. We need to stop worrying about
the possibility of ecological death and start worrying more about the possibility
of spiritual death.
For the record, Revelation does talk about the earth being renewed after
the 1000 year millennium. This will be a planned event, not a spontaneous
Here are a number of scriptures that assures us the earth will exist
Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting
salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Ecc 1:4 One generation passes away and another generation cometh:
but the earth abideth forever.
Psalm 104:5 Who laid the foundation of the earth, that it should
not be removed forever.
Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end. Amen.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there
shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order
it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth
even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.