A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
Edition No. 40         WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN TO      December 1, 2004
The Voice of Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

False Doctrines of Christendom
No. 9 - The New Earth
The False Teaching

From Pope John Paul II:Thus Sacred Scripture weaves a golden thread, as it were, through the weaknesses, miseries, violence and injustices of human history and leads to a messianic goal of liberation and peace. On these sound biblical found- ations, the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that "the visible universe, then, is itself destined to be trans- formed," so that the world itself, restored to its original state, facing no further obstacles, should be at the service of the just, sharing their glorification in the risen Jesus Christ" (CCC, n. 1047; cf. St Irenaeus, Adv. Haer., 5, 32, 1). Then at last, in a world made peaceful, "the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Is 11: 9).
From Cornerstone University.
Because everything in the world is going to be redeem- ed, Christians should care for this world. Rather than entertain Gnostic dreams of leaving this earth, Christians should strive to join God’s redemption of it. We must realize that as earthlings we belong on this planet. God made us to live here, and here we will live forever (although the new earth is new it is still the earth). And what will we be doing on this new earth? According to Is.60:3-11, 65: 21, and Rev. 21:24-26, we will be doing what humans were made to do, participating in cultural activities as we continue to develop the good creation that God entrusted to us.
Exposing the Error

Truth is only to be had by hearing Jesus.  From Irenaeus to John Paul II, Christians have heard only the voices of strangers.  Today this is best illustrated by pointing to the Bible, where we find the voice of Jesus -- yes, and many other voices!  The hope of a new earth comes from hearing Isaiah, Revelations, Paul and Peter.  It is a vision foreign to the Word of the Good Shepherd. Belief in Biblical Inerrancy is basic to  false doctrine. Those who hope for a new earth have a heart disease that is easily exposed by hearing Jesus.  Listen to him:  Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matt. 6:19-21). The heart that treasures this hope of a new earth is bound to the earth; it cherishes life in this world, which is the life we have on the earth.  That heart perverts the Word. So the Pope takes John 10:10 and makes it (eternal life) mean life on this earth. He states: Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, the Divine Healer, who came "that they may have life, and have it abundantly" implies an unambiguous stance in favour of the culture of life and a total commitment to the defense of life from conception to natural death. Compare with Jesus: For whoever would save his life will lose it (Mark 8:35);
Declaring the Truth
What does Truth say of the destiny of the earth if it is not to be renewed?  Heaven and earth will pass away (Mk. 13:31). If you are uncertain as to the meaning of pass away, go and see the same Word from the Lord here: Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place (Mt. 24:34). The earth and the created heavens that together make up the whole are to vanish, to disappear, to cease to exist as that generation vanished, disappeared and ceased to exist. One cannot rescue a new, renewed or glorified earth from the Word of the Lord.  The earth will pass away, and that's the end of it. While it remains, it is where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. It is to know no peace: Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword (Mt. 10:34).  It is a place of enduring poverty: For you always have the poor with you (Mk 14:7). One can cite the Lord again and again concerning the earth, both its future and its end.  He gives it no hope of renewal but the very opposite -- of contnuing strife, crime, rust, disaster and decay.
Does this depress you?  Then go to the Jesus and learn that you need not perish with the earth. Let this prayer of Jesus be for you;  I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine (John 17:9).
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