The Bible tells the story of the restoration of God’s good world, not humanity’s escape from it.
This post is a part of our examination of common passages in scripture that have traditionally been interpreted as communicating the idea that the ultimate goal for humans is to leave the physical world to live in the spiritual location of heaven for all eternity.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
2 Peter 3:10 (NKJV)
2 Peter 3, verse 10 is one of the more commonly referenced verses used to support the idea of the faithful ending up in heaven for all eternity after death (because earth and the rest of creation will be destroyed). But is that what Peter is saying in this passage?
In this post, we’ll examine the message that Peter is making to determine if he’s…