Question:

Hello,

I read your article about Jesus not ruling on a physical throne on earth because the earth will perish. Well, the first earth will perish because at the end of the millennium Jesus will make a new one and the eternal city will come down from heaven to the earth. Read the Bible. The final destination of man is earth. "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. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God {is} with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, {and be} their God" (Revelation 21:1-3).

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Answer:

A new earth does not mean it is the same as the old earth. All the verses you quoted say the same thing: the current heavens and earth will no longer exist (II Peter 3:10-12). "However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable" (I Corinthians 15:46-50). The physical cannot inherit the spiritual. What we will inherit is not the physical world, but a different place which is spiritual instead of physical.