We’ve probably all heard it said, “This world is not our home.” I used to say it, too. It’s true, but it’s a half truth. We should qualify it to say, “This world—as it now is, under the Curse—is not our home.” But we should also say, “This world—as it once was, before sin and curse—was our home.” And we should add, “This world—as it one day will be, delivered from the Curse—will be our home.”
Often we think of Heaven as our going up into an angelic realm to live with God in His place. But in fact, the Bible says the ultimate Heaven will be God coming down from His place to live with us in our place—the New Earth.
I share more in this video:
Let’s never fall for the devil’s lie that the physical universe is evil—God is the one who created it, who made us to live in it and desires us to rule over it forever for His glory! He will not annihilate the universe; He will reverse the Curse and refashion the universe to His glory. The Carpenter from Nazareth is a builder of worlds and a repairer of worlds. Both we and the Earth are in desperate need of repair. And that is His promise. Everything that is broken, including us, He will fix.For more on the New Earth, see Randy’s book Heaven. You can also browse our resources on Heaven and additional books.
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.