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What does the Bible say about the end of the world?



The event that we usually refer to as “the end of the world” is described in 2 Peter 3:10: “Then the heavens will melt with a great crash; but the elements will melt from the heat, and the earth and the works that are on it will no longer be found. ”This is the culmination of a series of events called the Lord's Day, the time when God enters the human history intervenes to pass judgment. At that time God will destroy all that he created, "heaven and earth" (Genesis 1: 1).

The timing of this event, according to most biblical scholars, is to take place at the end of the 1,000 year period called the Millennium. During these 1000 years Christ will reign as King in Jerusalem on earth, sitting on the throne of David (Luke 1.32-33) and reigning in peace, but with an “iron rod” (Revelation 19:15). At the end of the 1000 years, Satan will be set free, defeated and thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20: 7-10). After the last judgment by God, the end of the world takes place, as described in 2 Peter 3:10. The Bible tells us several things about this event.

First, it will be catastrophic. The "sky" refers to the physical universe - the stars, planets, and galaxies - being destroyed by some sort of massive explosion, possibly a nuclear or atomic reaction that wipes out everything we know. “The elements will melt from heat”, everything that makes up the universe (2 Peter 3:12). It will also be a loud event, a "big crash". There will be no doubt about what happens. Everyone will see and hear it because we know that “the earth and the works on it will no longer be found”.

Then God will create "a new heaven and a new earth" (Revelation 21: 1) which includes the "new Jerusalem" (verse 2), the capital of heaven, a place of perfect holiness that goes from heaven to the new earth will come down. This is the city where the saints - those whose name is written in the “Book of the Lamb” - will live forever. Peter refers to this new creation as "a new heaven and a new earth according to his promise, in which righteousness dwells" (2 Peter 3:13).

Perhaps the most important part of Peter's description is his question in verses 11-12: "If all this is going to dissolve, how must you stand in holy walk and pious being, who await the coming of the day of God and hasten to meet it?" . Christians know what is going to happen and we should live in such a way that this knowledge is also reflected. This life will pass and our focus should be on the future new heaven and earth. Our “holy walk and pious life” should be the testimony to those who do not know the Savior, and we should tell others about him so that they can escape this terrible fate that awaits them because they reject God . We look forward to "his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus, who will save us from future wrath" (1 Thessalonians 1:10).

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What does the Bible say about the end of the world?
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