Scripture gives us this hope: â€śBut according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwellsâ€ť (2 Peter 3:13, NASB).
For some, however, the promise of â€śa new heaven and a new earthâ€ť (Revelation 21:1) seems like a fantasy, stories told by those in power who used the hope of an afterlife to help keep the masses in line. The idea being: Though you have it hard at present, one day you will have your reward in heaven, or the like.
And though some people have used the future hope presented in the Bible that way, their abuse doesnâ€™t change the truth of the promises that we have regarding the new heavens and the new earth.
In the last days, scoffers will ridicule our blessed hope (2 Peter 3:3â€“7). But their scoffing, just as predicted, could be seen as more evidence that what the Bible says is true, for they are scoffing as the Bible predicted they would.
During this week we will reflect on the glorious promise of a new heaven and a new earth, including the heavenly temple, the presence of God, the end of death and tearsâ€”and, finally, the ultimate triumph of Godâ€™s love.
Panel: Lorraine McDonald, Clive Ferguson, Beverly Brown, Richard Brooks
Hosted by: Lorraine McDonald
Aired: Saturday 31 December 2022 9am-11am