A Cleansed Earth or a New Earth?

A Cleansed Earth or a New Earth?

God’s Perspective

With God being so particular about cleanliness,
we can see why he is also particular
about the foundations of His “New Earth”.

Spiritual Cleanliness

Bible readers can recall how Jehovah required
Moses to take off his sandals before stepping
on Holy Ground – in the case of the burning
bush and when he ascended Mount Horeb.
(Exodus 3:5)

We will also be stepping upon “Holy” ground,
when we first step onto the “New Earth” of
God’s making.  It will be a pure and pristine
planet – exactly like the one that Adam and
Eve had enjoyed in the beginning.

Building upon Clean Foundations

Bible readers will also remember that God
never allowed true worship to occur at locations
where pagan worship had been performed previously.
Pagan temples were torn down, crushed and burned,
rather than renovated or converted into a Jewish
Synogogue or Temple.  This has always been Jehovah’s
way – and it still is. – see (Exodus 23:24) (Ex 34:13)
(Lev 26:30)(Deuteronomy 7:5)(Deut12:3)
(2Chronicles 14:3)

For years, the earth has been dominated by a
pagan and gentile population that has rejected
and hated Jehovah.  This religious empire – is
known as “Babylon the Great” and has filled
the earth with her lies and religious corruption.
Churches, temples, cathedrals, pagan altars,
religious shrines, sanctuaries, monastaries,
convents, sacred groves, sacred poles and
numerous false religious buildings have been
built all over the earth.  The earth has become
saturated and corrupt with these reminders
of the world’s rebellion against Jehovah God.

The earth is filled with the blood spilled during
the abominations of horrors that have been done
in the name of “religion”.   The cellars of convents
and even the cellars of St. Peters in Rome – still
hold the torture chambers and contraptions of the
“Holy” Inquisitions of former times.

This earth is also filled with all the blood shed
during mankind’s wars of greed and cruelty that
were generated by hatred and power struggles
around the world.

This ugly stained “old” earth is certainly not a
place for Jehovah to build his “New Earth” upon.

A “New” Clean Earth
upon a Dirty Foundation ?
Reward or Punishment ?

“Happy are the meek and mild – since they will
inherit the earth.”  (Matt 5:5)
That sounds like a reward, and not a punishment.
Jehovah does not want to start rewarding his New
Earth survivors with a task of cleaning up a
planet that is filled with the remnants of the
former filthy tenants.

Look around you.  Look at the news.
What honest hearted person wants to clean up
this mess :  the oil spills, the garbage dumps,
the concrete cities with their slums and ghettos,
the polluted rivers and lakes, the chemical dumps,
radioactive contamination from nuclear accidents,
groundwater pollution, air pollution, the mercury
poisoning in our oceans, and the list goes on.

With all of this in mind, we can see why Jehovah
does not plan to build his New Earth upon the
foundations of a dirty, polluted, and ruined “old” earth.

Jehovah has wonderful plans for obedient mankind.
He has already created the “New” Earth that we have
been waiting for.  It is a pure and pristine planet
that does not need any back breaking work to fix.

A Pure and Pristine Planet

“But God has promised us…
a NEW EARTH, where justice will rule.
We are really looking forward to that!”
(2Peter 3:13)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“Look! I am creating…A NEW EARTH —
so wonderful that no one will even think
about the old one anymore.”
(Isaiah 65:17)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“…the NEW EARTH that I create
will last forever.”
(Isaiah 66:22)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“We are looking for what God has promised,
…a NEW EARTH. Only what is right and
good will be there.”
(2Peter 3:13)(NLV)-BibleGateway

“For behold, I create…A NEW EARTH.”
(Isaiah 65:17)(AMP)-BibleGateway

“But based on His promise,
we wait for…a NEW EARTH,
where righteousness will dwell.”
(2Peter 3:13)(HCSB)-BibleGateway

“I am creating…A NEW EARTH;
everything of the past will be forgotten.”
(Isaiah 65:17)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“…..the NEW EARTH,
which I will make…”
(Isaiah 66:22-24)(ASV)

(Revelation 21:1)(AMP)-BibleGateway

“Pay close attention now:
I’m creating …. a NEW EARTH.
All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain
are things of the past, to be forgotten.”
(Isaiah 65:17)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“Forget what happened long ago!
Don’t think about the past.
I am creating something new.
There it is! Do you see it?…. ”
(Isaiah 43:18,19)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“Look! I am creating…A NEW EARTH —
so wonderful that no one will even think
about the old one anymore.”
(Isaiah 65:17)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“…the NEW EARTH that I create
will last forever.”
(Isaiah 66:22)(CEV)-BibleGateway

What Will Happen to the old earth? 
“…the first earth passed away…”
(Revelation 21:1)(NASB)-BibleGateway

“Look! The LORD is about to
(Isaiah 24:1)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“The earth will be completely destroyed.
…That’s what the Lord has said.”
(Isaiah 24:3)(NIRV)-BibleGateway

For Christ Said :
“I came to set fire to the earth,
and I wish it were already on fire!”
(Luke 12:49)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“…the earth and its works
will be burned up.”
(2Peter 3:10)(NASB)-BibleGateway

“…I will become furious and
(Zephaniah 3:8)(CEV)-BibleGateway

He Will Destroy Not Only The Earth,
But Also Every Sinner in it.

“From a distant land the LORD is coming
fierce and furious– he brings his weapons
to destroy the earth… In my anger
Every sinner who lives on it.”
(Isaiah 13:5,9)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“Therefore will we not fear
though the earth be removed…”
(Psalm 46:2)(KJ21)-BibleGateway

“The earth shall reel to and fro
like a drunkard, and shall be removed
like a cottage…”
(Isaiah 24:20)(KJ21)-BibleGateway


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