The news and media have reported very clearly the earth is in trouble. Problems vary from pollution, acid rain, climate change, the destruction of rainforests and wild habitats, the decline or extinction of thousands of species of animals and plants. Will the earth survive these problems?
Today the state of the earth is sobering, but there is comfort in knowing what God has written in the Bible about what will happen to the earth. He will prevent man from destroying the earth and will renew the earth to become a paradise for man to live in.
The creation of the earth was described in the first chapters of Genesis. The earth and its inhabitants were made and it was a good thing in the sight of God "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." (Genesis 1:31) However, through greed and lack of respect for God's creation, mankind has proceeded to abuse the resources God has so graciously given mankind to live off of. Fortunately by God's grace the earth will be saved from mankind.
Can you imagine a perfect earth with peace for all those that inhabit the earth, and all people living forever, no more growing old or suffering? It has been promised if you believe the Bible is true. Satan will be gone as prophesied in Revelation 20:3 "And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more,..." The wicked oppressing people are all gone per Psalm 37:9-11 "For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."
1. A Renewed Planet!
Generations come and go, but the earth will remain forever.
Psalms 37:9-11, 29, 34
The meek (gentle) people will inherit the earth and live on it forever.
All people will serve one God and will no longer wage war.
No physical disabilities will exist for humans on the renewed earth - new earth.
Isaiah 65:21-25, 17
The earth will be renewed, no one will labor in vain, everyone will live peacefully, including the animals.
All made new - no more wicked and no more sorrow, pain or death.
Additional references for further research:
2 Peter 3:13
1 Corinthians 2:9-10