#7 New Heavens and New Earth
Posted: Sunday, November 6th, 2016Print
About All Things New Series
We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?
Reading 2 Peter 3:10-14 in the Amplified
But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to His promise, in which righteousness (uprightness, freedom from sin, and right standing with God) is to abide.
2 Peter 10:13 AMPC
This is Peter writing. The early fathers – the original disciples – eagerly anticipated the Entirely New and believed utterly that it was coming.
The concept of the new heavens and the new earth was basic to their beliefs and formed their motivation. It gave them hope that righteousness would win and reign on the earth. It liberated them from love of the world.