Global Warming Won*t Destroy The Earth
Global warming caused by mankind*s pollution will not cause the end of the world. The world is going to last at least 1,007 more years. A Christian should not pollute the earth which God has given us but he should not fear global warming. Jesus Christ is going to return to earth and reign on earth for 1,000 years.
Revelation 20:2-6: And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Many people in our time are worrying about global warming. It is logical that unbelievers in Jesus Christ should worry about that since this world is the best thing they will ever experience. But there is something they should be worrying about more than global warming that they are totally unaware of. It will be far worse than global warming or anything else that anyone will experience here on earth. It is called the lake of fire. Most people simply call it Hell.
Revelation 20:15: And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Robert G. Gromacki in the booklet Revelation Future Events . Present Hope from the Grounded and Growing series said:
Bible believers know that the human race will not succeed in destroying itself -- either directly or indirectly.
The earth will be here at the end of the 1,000 years and obviously will still be here at the beginning of the 1,000 years. While Jesus reigns here on earth, the earth will be a veritable paradise, and a place of peace such as the world has not known since Adam and Eve sinned. Longevity will be increased, which will be in part because of a cleaner earth, spiritually and physically.
Isaiah 65:20 gives a prophecy about that 1,000 year period: There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
Even the animal kingdom will be at peace. They will no longer be carnivorous. (Meat eating).
Isaiah 11:6-8: The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice* den.
The creation itself shall be greatly changed. The Bible says that the creation even groans in anticipation of this event.
Romans 8:19-22: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
The earth is going to be much more productive then. Even the deserts shall be irrigated.
Genesis 3:17-19: And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Isaiah 41:18: I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Immediately before Jesus* 1,000 reign on earth there will be a seven year period called the tribulation. The rapture of the church, the body of Christ will precede and signal the beginning of the tribulation period. The first three and a half years will be a false peace and the last three and a half years will be the most horrible time in the history of the world.
The tribulation period will be a time of God*s judgment on earth and He will again deal primarily with the people of Israel during that time. Right now he is dealing primarily with Gentiles and in a lesser way with and through Jews in bringing people to faith in Himself.
Revelation 12:14: And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (See Daniel 7:25 and 12:7 below)
The passage speaks about the last three and one half years of the tribulation period. Some of the horrors of that time are spoken about in Revelation chapters 6 through 9.
Daniel 7:25: And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Daniel 12:7: And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Revelation 6:8: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
One fourth of the population of the world will be killed. I don*t know whether or not some of this death will be caused by man*s pollution. God has used people in his judgment of other people at times. But it will happen in God*s time, not man*s. God does not need man to help Him fulfill His judgment. The pollution of man will not hasten or delay God*s scheduled judgment. And do not forget that this world will be wonderfully restored during Jesus* 1,000 year reign.
Revelation 8:7-12: The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
One third of the trees and all of the green grass burnt up, one third of the life in the sea died, one third of the ships destroyed, many men died because of the waters. This will be done by the angels of God, not global warming.
Revelation 9:15: And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Another one third of the remaining population of the earth will be killed. In spite of the fact that more than half of the population of earth has been decimated, many men will still reject God*s salvation.
Revelation 9:20-21: And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Another passage in Isaiah deals with the tribulation period. God promises (predicts) his judgment. Man will not beat God to the punch by destroying the world before God can fulfill His commitment.
Isaiah 13:9-11: Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
At the end of the 7-year tribulation period, Jesus will return to earth to begin his 1,000 year reign.
Zechariah 14:4: And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Zechariah 14:9: And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
After Jesus reigns on earth for the 1,000 years God will destroy the heavens and the earth that we know and He will create new ones.
Mankind is the crown jewel of God*s creation. The earth was created for mankind. The earth will be here as long as mankind needs it. The earth won*t be replaced until the lost are cast into the lake of fire and the saved are in paradise with God. Then the earth will be unnecessary. Then and only then will God destroy it and create a new heaven and a new earth.
2 Peter 3:10-13: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then 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 heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Revelation 21:1: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
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