Will The Earth
by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC
First of all, we must define what we mean by "Destroyed," and for the sake of argument we will use the dictionary definition(s) of destroy/destroyed.
According to Webster, and The American Heritage Dictionaries, the word "Destroy" means, "unable to restore" or "to completely consume." For those of you that think otherwise, then you have been struggling under a false understanding. On the other hand, if anyone believes that if the Earth were to be completely burned (not burned up) by a fervent heat that it would be destroyed, then they would, also, be mistaken, as the entire Earth with the exception of a very thin layer of "Crust" is and has always been volcanic magma/molten lava/core ever since the Earth was created. Therefore, magma (a molten fluid) is The Earth and "The Earth" is mostly magma.
The "Crust" varies in thickness from only 6 1/2 miles to 25 miles thick, and it virtually floats on top of the magma. The diameter of The Earth is approximately 8000 miles thick. So, as you can see, The Earth is already burning with an internal fervent heat, and at YHVH's command the Earth's "Crust" will be literally incinerated by its own magma. The only question now is, "Will the Earth be destroyed or restored." Obviously magma cannot destroy itself any more than the Earth can destroy itself, but the Earth's magma has the ability to "CLEANSE" the Earth through fervent heat. That heat being approximately 1000 oC. as lava and estimated to be at least 2500 to 5000 oC. as magma. This fervent heat would reshape the old crust, alter the composition of the atmosphere, incinerate all of mankind's questionable accomplishments, and vaporize all water.
Speculation: A nice sized asteroid (minor planet) should do the job nicely. Then The Earth would be made new (but not destroyed). By the way, the largest known asteroid is named "Ceres," and is approximately 1000 Kilometers in diameter (621+ miles wide). Additionally, the speeds of meteors and asteroids are estimated at approximately 260,000 Kilometers per hour (161,500 mph or 450 Miles Per Second). Of course this is all just speculation, but then the universe does obey YHVH's voice (which is more than I can say for mankind). By the way have you seen what a mere 2000 ft. per second (less than 1400 mph.) 22 cal. bullet can do to a watermelon?
(End of Speculation)
Prior to reading this message, did you realize that the Earth wasn't solid?
This we do know, YHVH WILL destroy evil on The Earth, but destroying evil is not necessarily the same as destroying The Earth.
4 For you are not a G-d who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.
5 The arrogant shall not stand in your sight. You hate all workers of iniquity.
6 You (YHVH) will destroy those who speak lies. YHVH abhors the blood-thirsty and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, in the abundance of your lovingkindness I will come into your house: I will bow toward your holy temple in reverence of you.
We see that "Evil Thoughts/Actions," and any "Man Made objects (minor creations)," can and will be destroyed forever (made unrestorable); but this doesn't require the total destruction of The Earth. The Earth is physical, but evil is Spiritual. Therefore, since (spiritual) evil itself cannot be directly destroyed by physical means, YHVH will have to destroy the dwelling places where evil resides; and evil resides in the hearts and minds of evil (physical) men/women, as evidenced in their evil minor (physical) creations. Once the physical dwelling places for evil are destroyed then evil can only exist as a concept, but cannot exist as an active spiritual force. YHVH, has described this very event as Satan being bound up in chains, and led into the wilderness (as the Azazel goat). This wilderness is, also, referred to as "The Abyss" or "Tartarus Hell" or "The Pit."
Isaiah 13:6-96 (see Isaiah 24:all)
Wail; for the "Day of YHVH" is at hand; as destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
7 Therefore shall all hands be feeble, and every heart of man shall melt:
8 and they shall be dismayed; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman in travail: they shall look in amazement one at another; their faces shall be faces of flame.
9 Behold, the "Day of YHVH" comes (The Great and Terrible Day of the L_rd), cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land (Earth) a desolation (empty of evil), and to destroy the sinners of it out of it.
I saw a messenger of YHVH (Aggelos) coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
2 He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for one thousand years (The Sabbath Millennium),
3 and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years were finished. After this, he must be freed for a short time.
Note: Since evil will not have any power over YHVH, Messiah Y'Shua, YHVH's heavenly hosts OR any of YHVH's Chosen Few. Evil will be effectively (Spiritually) bound up OR ineffective. Thus, we have the physical to Spiritual concept of Satan in Chains (physical) to ineffective or impotent evil (Spiritual). Why? Two Reasons:
(1) Because human beings (without Righteous Spiritual Guidance) will not exist on the face of The Earth. Only the Spiritual and righteous "Children of YHVH," and His heavenly hosts will be "In Charge," and have eternal life.
(2) Because YHVH's Children, and His Heavenly Hosts ALL have YHVH's Holy Spirit, which causes them to thrive on righteousness; and righteousness provides zero tolerance or place for evil to grow or exist; thus evil stagnates, and exists only as an inactive concept (symbolically bound in chains).
2 Peter 3:9-12
9 The L_rd (YHVH) is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness; but is longsuffering towards us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the (Great and Terrible) Day of the L_rd will come as a thief in the night (unexpectedly); in which the heavens
(Strong's #G3772, ouranos, sky or atmosphere or that which is above the Earth's crust)
will pass away with a great noise, and the elements
(Strong's #G4747, stoicheion, fundamental matter or the basic constituents of The Earth)
will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the Earth
(Strong's #G1093, ge, the solid part of The Earth OR The Earth's crust)
and the works that are in it (minor creations of man) will be burned up.
11 Therefore since all these things are thus to be destroyed, what manner of persons ought you to be in Holy living and G-dliness,
12 looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of YHVH, by reason of which the heavens (atmosphere) being on fire will be dissolved (melted), and the elements (fundamental matter) will melt with fervent heat?
Note: In those days mankind did not understand about atoms or even molecules. To them the fundamental building blocks of matter was liquid, solid, gas; which are the three fundamental "States of Matter."
Actually, it doesn't matter what the writer (Peter) thought or understood about elements. Why? Because ONLY elements and compounds (solid, liquid, gas) can melt or be altered by heat. HEAT cannot alter atomic structure and thus turn one element into another element. Only an atomic reaction can do that and YHVH is not talking about an atomic reaction. If this were the case the Earth would become another sun or star and would be consumed and unrestorable by natural means, and YHVH always uses natural means (not magic). Why? Because YHVH created "Natural" means, and for this same reason he used/uses "Natural" means to punish, eliminate or for tribulation (sickness, earthquakes, tornados, floods, heat, famine, etc.). Also, a great noise in the heavens could easily be an ultra supersonic asteroid.
Note: Peter uses two different words to describe this melting process, and they are consistent with heat and not an atomic reaction, as in a star, and they are:
Strong's #G3089, luo, to loosen or break up or melt (molten)
Strong's #G5080, teko, to liquify (molten).
10 The devil (spiritual evil) who deceived them (mankind) was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur (magma/molten lava), where are also the beast and the false prophet. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Note: The word BRIMSTONE means "Sulfur." Any geologist or volcanologist can tell you that "Sulfur" is a major constituent of Magma/molten lava.
I saw a new heaven (gaseous matter, atmosphere) and a new earth (solid matter): for the first (present) heaven and the first (present) Earth have passed away (have been changed), and the (present) sea (a large body of water) is no more.
So with these things in mind, how can anyone come to any other conclusion than:
- The Earth will not be made UNRESTORABLE, but it will not be CONSUMED.
- The entire surface (crust) will become molten lava/magma, and then a New Crust will form with a New Atmosphere, but there will be no more oceans or seas.
- Manmade objects will be consumed or destroyed forever.
- There will be no place for spiritual (mind controlling) evil to exist, as evil mankind, and man's evil inventions will have been consumed in fervent heat.
When will this "Restoration" take place?
Answer: After "The Sabbath Millennium," after "Satan has been unbound for a Short Spell" (100 Years), after "Armageddon," and after "The Great White Throne Judgement."
Speculation: If you haven't read the messages on "Creation and Recreation" yet, then I suggest that you do so, as this message, when combined with the Creation/Recreation messages, tends to suggest that there may be a never ending "Creation and Recreation Process."
(End of Speculation)
See: The Year Of The Last Trumpet.
Little Children Beware of Evil Masquerading as Good.
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