Saturday, January 16, 2010
THE EARTH WILL BE DESTROYED BY FIRE
Of all the posts I ever made in this blog, this post was probably the one I was very hesitant to make for it may instill fear among my readers. But this was inspired writing and I can never have any peace until I have posted this. This is an eschatological warning. The Book of 2Peter chapter 3 verses 10 to 13 says, "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare." Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness."
The first destruction of all life on earth was done by water in a universal deluge where all creatures of the earth, except those who were kept in the ark of Noah, perished. That was just a precursor of the final destruction of the heavens and the earth in a cataclysm of fire where all elements will melt. This is the fiery end of all life on earth where everything will be renewed when God will make a new heaven and a new earth. This is the Biblical account of the end of the earth in the Book of 2Peter 3:10-13. It is not for me to interpret these verses for the Bible clearly warned against self interpretations without the expressed will of the Holy Spirit. What I can do is just make a conjecture or hypothesis of probable scenarios on that day. Most probably, there will be meteorites that will bombard the earth and knock it out of its orbit and pull it nearer the sun. The sun would probably be bombarded too by asteroids that will result in widespread solar flares that will burn all planets especially the earth. Then everything on earth will burn out in a widespread conflagration that will kill all living things on earth. Nobody will survive that. This is just a possible scenario of that fateful day. As the verse above says, "You (we) ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming" (2Peter 3: 11b-12a). ALL WHO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla