Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by SubAce
Do you care to explain what "I create new heavens and a new earth" means to you?
Based on your previous definition, this would mean that God will create new governmental authorities and new wicked men.
The "new heavens" is indeed a new governmental structure. It is God's kingdom government that will rule over mankind. It is this of which we were
told to pray in Jesus' model prayer for his followers, "You kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Jesus Christ is the
rightful ruler of the earth, when he brings an end to this wicked system of things and destroys all human governments, or the heavens now established
on earth, he will begin ruling over all mankind:
(Daniel 2:44) “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself
will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite;
The new earth will be a meek and righteous humans who love right and good. Gone will be all wicked and bad people:
(Matthew 5:5) . . .“Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth.
(Psalm 37:29) The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.
(Proverbs 2:21, 22) 21 For the upright are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it.
22 As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth; and as for the treacherous, they will be torn away from it.
(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more.
2 I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a
loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself
will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be
anymore. The former things have passed away.”
This is indeed good news! Good news to righteous meek people who love truth and right. Its message appeals to all those rightly disposed for
(Acts 13:48) . . .When those of the nations heard this, they began to rejoice and to glorify the word of Jehovah, and all those who were rightly
disposed for everlasting life became believers.
Those who love truth and right listen to God's message of the good news. Where do you stand?