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Summary: The Bible states that there will be a universal kingdom of God on Earth one day, after a new Heaven and a new Earth are recreated by God, without any help from humanity

The second law of thermodynamics supports the Bible statement that the Earth "will wear out like a garment" (Heb 1:11 NIV). Only Jesus Christ, the sovereign and omnipotent God, can make new what is now growing old (See Isa 51:6; 2 Peter 3:11-13). He is the only one who can save creation because He holds the universe together and not a quantum particle or power.

The Lord Jesus Christ will personally return to the Earth to reign, and the holy sovereign God will righteously judge the people of this planet (Matt 24:3-31; 1 Thess 4:13-5:11; 2 Thess 2:1-12; Rev 20:6, 23:10). Then, the first Earth and the first heavens, as they are currently known, will pass from one condition to another as they are renovated through a transition by fire as Jesus, the Alpha, and Omega – the beginning and the end - makes "everything new (2 Peter 3:10-13; Isa 65:17, 66:22-24; Rev 21:5-6 NIV).

The Bible states that there will be a universal kingdom of God on Earth one day, after a new Heaven and a new Earth are recreated by God, without any help from humanity (See Rev 21:1). This will happen after the horrific events take place prophesied in the Book of Revelation. No matter how hard one may pray or how much authority they believe they have, there is absolutely nothing that can stop this from happening.

Jesus will return only at the appointed time that was ordained by the Father - and not one microsecond sooner - no matter how much of the Earth's wealth and world systems the Church has taken dominion and control over, or because there is universal unity, or that much of the world has been put under the Old Covenant laws.

When Jesus was asked what the primary sign of His coming again was, and when the end of the age would be, He said, "Watch out that no one deceives you" (Matt. 24:4 NIV). The end times will not be preceded by a great revival or another Pentecost, but by a time of great deception.

There will be a multitude in the church who will be taught false doctrine and be deceived by many false apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, and pastors who will stray from the written Word of God, which will cause their hearts to become cold and calloused as they fall away from the church (2 Thess 2:3, 6-10). There will also be wars and constant talk of wars. There will be hunger and earthquakes. Many will be killed and martyred for believing in Jesus Christ (See Matt 7:15-23, 24: 3-12; Mark 13; 2 Th 2:3; 2 Pet. 2:1).

Christians need to have a comprehensive working knowledge of Scripture, so they cannot be deceived or misled. The Bible commands every Born-Again Christian to test "the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1 NIV). Having a thorough knowledge of the Bible will help every Christian be a victorious spiritual warrior against wolves in sheep's clothing.

True Judgment

Christians should speak the truth in love. The Bible is the ONLY truth that they can hold onto because it is not subject to what a person is 'feeling' or 'seeing.'

"About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil." (Heb 5:11-14 ESV)

The Bible says that "judgment must begin at the house of God" (1 Peter 4:17 NASB). Jesus warned that false prophets and teachers "will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ," which means I am 'anointed' by God, and will intentionally deceive and mislead people through their teaching of "destructive heresies" along with "great signs and wonders" (2 Peter 2:1-3 NASB; Matt 24:3-14, 24-25 NASB). Christians are to "be watchful" and "stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong" (1 Cor 16:13 NASB), "examine everything carefully" (1 Thess 5:21 NASB), and retain sound doctrine that the Bible alone teaches "is good" (2 Thess 2:15; also 2 Tim 1:13-14 NASB) because:

"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2 Tim 3:12-17 NASB).

Every Born-Again Christian should "not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God" (1 John 4:1 NASB). They must "watch" their "life and doctrine closely" (2 Tim 4:16 NASB) and be "on guard" against "savage wolves" in sheep's clothing who "come in among" them and teach "perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them" (Acts 20:28-31 NASB). They will try to "deceive the minds of naïve people"… "by smooth talk and flattery" (Rom 16:18 NASB) who want to have their "ears tickled"… "in accordance to their own desires" and will "turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths" (2 Tim 4:1-4 NASB) and the teaching of "empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ" (Col 2:8 NASB).

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