Home Page.

 

 

 

A - Z Index

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;..." Revelation 21 verse 1

 

 

NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH

 

 

Introduction

The creation of the new heaven and earth is the future world Jesus Christ referred to in Matthew 12 verse 32, Isaiah 66 verses 22 – 24, Revelation 21 verse 1, Hebrews 1 verses 10 – 12. In this new world, every single aspect of God’s creation starts afresh. ( Read Revelation 21 verse 5). This passage of the Bible is corroborated by similar account in II Peter 3 verse 13. These passages of the Bible appear to suggest that the current Heaven and Earth will disappear and a completely new Heaven and Earth will be formed to replace the current one.  However a closer look at Ecclesiastes 1 verse 4 says that the “…Earth abideth for ever”.  If the earth will continue forever, it therefore means that the formation of the new Earth could be as a result of a transition from the current earth to the new Earth.  The Heaven referred to in this passage is not the third of Heaven (or abode of God), but rather the atmospheric heavens around the planet and other component of the solar system which have been polluted by Man and demonic influences for thousands years.

The book of Haggai 2 verses 6 - 9 also talks about this from another perspective. Here the recreation of the new Heaven and Earth is described as “…shake…” When this happens, the glory of the latter “…house…” or the new planet and heaven will be better than the old earth. Unlike the old earth which witnessed turbulence and sin in the last 6,000 years, the new earth will experience “…peace…”. Also the book of Hebrews 12 verses 25 - 29 provide better understanding to the word “…shake…”. This is the same as the removal of things that are made (or components of the current earth that was created). Not only will Jesus Christ shake (or recreate) the earth, but He will do so to the heavens (or the atmosphere around the earth). The “…shaking…” of the earth and heavens will be done through fire, because “…God is a consuming fire…”

Among Bible scholars, there are two teachings of how this transition or recreation will take place. Based on the expression “…Earth abideth for ever” in Ecclesiastes 1 verse 4, some believes that the current earth will simply be rejuvenated through the purging of fire over the surface of the earth. In other words, the current earth will not be completely obliterated.  Others believes based on the use of the expression “…elements shall melt with fervent heat…” in II Peter 3 verse 10 that this current earth will melt off and disappear and a new one will be formed. (Read also II Peter 3 verses 7 - 13).

Irrespective of which of the above two schools of thoughts will become a reality, the fact that is established  from the above passages of the Bible is that there will be a huge conflagration on the  current earth and this will result in the formation of a new earth.

 

Click on the following links below in order to explore what the Bible has to say about this period.

 

1.PART 1: Different Types Of Heavens.

2.PART 2: The New Heavenly Jerusalem.

3.PART 3: Nations Of The New Earth.

4.PART 4: The Tree Of Life Will Sustain Nations of the New Earth.

5.PART 5: Nations of the New Earth Will Have Access Into The “New Jerusalem”.

6.PART 6: All Evil Will Be Permanently Eliminated.

7.PART 7: Eternal Reward Of The Saints.