Will The Earth Be Renovated When Jesus
by Garland M. Robinson
When the Lord Jesus comes again, this earth
and all that is in
it, along with all the universe, will be utterly and completely
destroyed! It will not be renovated as is believed and taught by
some. It will not be a utopia wherein peace and safety abides.
The Bible is very clear what will
happen when the Lord comes
again. Read it, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief
the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a
noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent
heat, the earth
also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
that all these things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons
ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for
and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the
being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with
fervent heat" (2 Peter 3:10-12). No one can explain
verses! They are too obvious! They are too plain! Who would even
There is no purpose or need for a
renovated earth. Physical
beings need a physical place to dwell. That is what we are now.
However, at the second coming of Jesus, our life on earth will be
over, we will no longer reside in a physical body. First
Corinthians 15:50 says, "...that flesh and blood cannot
the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit
The saints of God will receive a spiritual body in the resurrection
when Jesus comes. "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a
spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual
body" (1 Corinthians 15:44). Spiritual beings reside in a
spiritual place called heaven. "The...spirit shall return unto
God who gave it" (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
Paul wrote to the church at
Thessalonica saying, "For the Lord
himself shall descend from heaven...and the dead in Christ shall
rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and
so shall we ever be with the Lord" (1
Thessalonians 4:16-17). If
the saints shall "ever be with the Lord" in the air, there is no
purpose for a renovated earth? The faithful have no need of it.
This is the doctrine of materialism which gains no reward in
The second coming of our Lord brings
not only life to a close
but the earth and all the material universe as well.