“Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” Acts 2:2
When the asteroid known as 2012 DA14 zoomed within 17,200 miles of our planet on Friday, it marked the closest approach by a massive space rock in more than a century. In astronomical terms it was as close as a whisker.
Secondly, a meteor flared through the skies over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering an atomic bomb-sized shock wave that injured more than a thousand people, blew out windows and caused some Russians to fear the end of the world. NASA said it was the largest reported fireball since the Tunguska event in 1908 — an asteroid explosion that flattened millions of trees over 820 square miles of remote Siberian forest.
It reminded me of the final Bowl judgments mentioned in the Book of Revelation. I don’t know what these two events mean to you but let them be a reminder to us that this planet in not our permanent home and that one day God is going to make a new heaven (outer space) and a new earth.
Psalm 102:25-27 says; “Of old you laid the foundation of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.” (ESV)
This remarkable passage, also quoted also in Hebrews 1:10-12, anticipates the famous second law of thermodynamics, or law of entropy, indicating that everything in the physical universe is growing old and wearing out, falling to pieces. God created everything in the beginning, winding it up like a great clock, so to speak. Because of sin and the curse, however, it has been running down and “perishing” ever since. Jesus also said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away” (literally, “are passing away”) Matthew 24:35).
This universal scientific law is also anticipated in Isaiah 51:6: “The earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner.” That is, the law of decay and death applies both to the earth and its inhabitants. The concept of universal evolution is clearly refuted both by Scripture and true science. This not evolution, this is devolution.
Note that our text also anticipates that, although the earth is growing old and seems about to die, it will suddenly be changed, like a garment. The old garment will be discarded and a new garment put on.
Peter puts it this way: “Waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.“ (2 Peter 3:12-13)
Now, although the universe is perishing and will one day be suddenly renewed, its Creator never changes. His years will never end, and His Word and His righteousness will never pass away.
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