Questions Jerusalem Apr 12, 2021 11:28:59 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Apr 12, 2021 11:28:59 GMT -5
My words will be in this color today
and Biblical Scripture will be in this color today
You posed these 4 questions and what their answers would be:
1. How are all of the following verses true?
2. What is the Lord trying to teach us in these verses and the others like them?
3. Why don't they contradict each other?
4. Zechariah 14:11 is talking about Jerusalem,
saying it will never be destroyed again,
which in turn could mean that the earth would always be here,
but would that be true or not?
“Generations come and generations go,
but the earth remains forever.”
“Tremble before him, all the earth!
The world is firmly established;
it cannot be moved.”
(1 Chronicles 16:30)
“He built his sanctuary like the heights,
like the earth that he established forever.”
“Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will never pass away.”
“... For this world in its present form is passing away.”
(1 Corinthians 7:31)
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.”
“Then I saw a great white throne
and him who was seated on it.
Earth and sky fled from his presence,
and there was no place for them.”
“Therefore wait for me,”
declares the LORD,
“for the day I will stand up to testify.
I have decided to assemble the nations,
to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them—
all my fierce anger.
The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.”
This next verse is different from all the others.
I picked it out of the study you're doing now because it could apply to this as well....
It will be inhabited;
never again will it be destroyed.
Jerusalem will be secure.”
Note that there are 4 questions to answer about these verses...
To start with the first question,
all these verses are in the future.
I believe these verses
are talking about the permanency
of the New Heaven,
the New Earth,
and the New Jerusalem.
1 Then I saw a new heaven
and a new earth;
for the first heaven
and the first earth passed away,
and there is no longer any sea
. 2 And I saw the holy city,
coming down out of heaven from God,
made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
So although the first creation,
will be destroyed, and go out of existence
a new heaven, a new Earth
and a new Jerusalem,
will be created.
In a way,
( but I do not know exactly how,
the old and the new creation,
will be similar,
yet very different,
in that there will no longer be any sin.
7 But by His word the present heavens and earth
are being reserved for fire,
kept for the day of judgment
and destruction of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:7
I am having one of those, unable to stay awake days,
which I have not had for a long time.
So, I will stop for now,
having set up, the next topic.
And continue, tomorrow.
Done for Today