Global Burning Up or Global Warming
While it is commendable that the world is becoming aware of THE PLANET IN PERIL because of the global warming, it is unfortunate that an equal or greater awareness does not exist on the imminent complete destruction of this Globe called the universe with the heavens above it. We can do something about Global Warming: we are at the mercy of God on the Universe burning up.
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. (II Peter 3:10)
Let us spell it out.
- We don’t know exactly when the famous Day of the LORD and Lord spoken of throughout the OT and NT will come. Even as Global Warming has come upon us unexpected like a thief in the night, so will the complete destruction from God of the universe come upon us. However once we see the two historical facts of II Thessalonians taking place in our world news—that is (1) the Falling Away of church members from Christ, Bible, God, and sound doctrine, and (2) a visual on the man of sin which also indicates to us that Satan has been released, the Holy Spirit has been withdrawn, and a spike in the rising tide of the mystery of lawlessness and sin—we know there is only a “little while” until this famous Day of the LORD and Lord.
- The heavens—all in the universe above and around the earth—will pass away with a great noise. It will not be secret: you will know about it. All the wonders in the heavens above and the earth beneath that started with the “last days”, marked by the historical coming of the Holy Spirit on the first day of Pentecost after the Ascension, and written of in Acts 2:16-21 and Joel 2:28-32, are preliminary to this great noise in the universe that is the ultimate culmination of all above and around earth. Such wonders as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes—fire and blood and vapor of smoke, and even the darkening of the stars, moon, and sun is preliminary to this big bang!
- The elements of this earth, the whole periodic table of elements, will melt with a fervent heat. While some think this is nuclear bombs as carried by missiles going off around in the world in a great World War III precipitated by the Battle of Armageddon as Muslims and Communists come against Jerusalem and the camp of the saints, and indeed in a nuclear explosion the very elements of the universe do disintegrate, it is not that the Great God of the Universe who created all the Universe Himself in the beginning and through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit as co-creators…that is, it is not that this Great God can not destroy what He has made instantly. God sent only two angels to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah instantly. Think what this God of the Bible and the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ can do when He loses legions of angels. Our problem is that we do not: (1) see God as a consuming fire like we are told in Hebrews 12, and (2) we don’t even admit that the God who once shook all the earth as He destroyed all people except 7 during the great flood is going to shake next time both heaven and earth, as we are also told in Haggai and Hebrews 12.
- All the works of man on earth, all those masterpieces of man’s creation, will be instantly destroyed. You see why Peter and Paul tell us of the futility of enamor with all these homes and skyscrapers and submissions, and other works of man: (1) what manner of people in holiness and behavior Peter says should we be, and (1) serve God with reverence, godly fear, and acceptably according to the Bible the Apostle Paul writes in Hebrews 12.