183 – End of the World


 END OF THE WORLD
  § 183. The day of the resurrection of all the dead 1 will also be the last day,2 the day of the end of the world, 3 when earth and heaven shall come to ruin 4 and pass away, 5 consumed in fire, 6 and God will create a new heaven and a new earth. 7

1The day of the resurrection of all the dead…

Cf. § 181.


2. …will also be the last day

John 6:40, 44 And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. (44) No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 11:24 Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.


3. …the day of the end of the world,

Matthew 24:3, 14 Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world? (14) And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world.

I Corinthians 15:24 Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.


4. …when earth and heaven shall come to ruin

  Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.   Cf. Mark 13:24–26.


5. …and pass away,

  II Peter 3:10 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.

  Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but Thy words shall not pass away.   Cf. Matthew 24:35.

  Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled.

  Psalm 102:26–27 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed: But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.

  Hebrews 1:11 They shall perish; but Thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment.

  Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

  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.


6. …consumed in fire,

  II Peter 3:7, 10, 12 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (10) 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. (12) 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.


7. …and God will create a new heaven and a new earth.

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.

II Peter 3:13 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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