OUR PLANET EARTH WILL STAY FOREVER!
THE EARTH WILL STAY FOREVER!
May the reader appreciate the gift of the Supreme Creator to man -- the earth. And the unwavering purpose of him that this earth shall be inhabited by perfect humans forever.
THE EARTH – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF THE CREATOR TO MANKIND.
The earth was created by God and he declares “it was very good.” He gave the earth to mankind as their permanent dwelling place as he declared it this way at Psalm 115:16 “As regards the heavens, to Jehovah the heavens belong, But the earth he has given to the sons of men.” This earth is perfectly designed to be inhabited by humans.” “To illustrate how unique the earth is, imagine that you are in a barren desert, devoid of all life. Suddenly you come upon a beautiful house. The house has air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electricity. Its refrigerator and cupboards are filled with food. Its basement contains fuel and other supplies. Now, suppose you asked someone where all of this came from, in such a barren desert. What would you think if that person answered, “It just happened to appear there by chance”? Would you believe that? Or would you take for granted that it had a designer and builder? All the other planets that scientists have probed are devoid of life. But Earth teems with life, sustained by very complex systems that provide light, air, heat, water and food, all in exquisite balance. It shows evidence of having been specially built to accommodate living things comfortably—like a magnificent house. And logically, as one of the Bible’s penmen argues: “Every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God.” Yes, the infinitely greater and more amazing “house”—our planet Earth—requires the existence of a remarkably intelligent designer and builder, God.—Hebrews 3:4.” (page 130, Life How did it get here? By evolution or by creation?)
Scientists have long speculated about the possibility that life exists on other planets. It was assumed that the conditions that make life possible on earth must likewise exist somewhere among the hundreds of billions of galaxies of the cosmos. The French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, however, says that it is now more and more apparent that “too many miraculous coincidences preceded the appearance of man on earth” and that the latest discoveries regarding the universe and the earth itself “have enormously reduced the probability, already minute, that the same process could have taken place elsewhere.” Commenting on the near mathematical impossibility of identical conditions existing on another planet, the magazine notes that scientists are sure that life exists on at least one planet—ours. This earth!
The widely published biologist Lewis Thomas, in the science magazine Discover, wrote this unqualified praise of the earth: “The overwhelming astonishment, the queerest structure we know about so far in the whole universe, the greatest of all cosmological scientific puzzles, confounding all our efforts to comprehend it, is the earth. We are only now beginning to appreciate how strange and splendid it is, how it catches the breath, the loveliest object afloat around the sun, enclosed in its own blue bubble of atmosphere, manufacturing and breathing its own oxygen, fixing its own nitrogen from the air into its own soil, generating its own weather at the surface of its rain forests, constructing its own carapace from living parts: chalk cliffs, coral reefs, fossils from earlier forms of life now covered by layers of new life meshed together around the globe.”
Astronauts circling the earth have waxed eloquent over this beautiful, fragile sphere sailing along in its orbit around the sun and have expressed the need for humankind to appreciate its beauty and to care for it. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, when he first glimpsed earth from space, radioed Houston: “It looks like a sparkling blue and white jewel . . . laced with slowly swirling veils of white . . . , like a small pearl in a thick black sea of mystery.” Astronaut Frank Borman’s comment was: “We share such a beautiful planet. . . . The overwhelming wonderment is why in the world we can’t appreciate what we have.” One of the astronauts of the Apollo 8 moon flight commented: “In the whole universe, wherever we looked, the only bit of color was back on the earth. There we could see the royal blue of the seas, the tans and browns of the land, and the whites of the clouds. . . . It was the most beautiful thing to see, in all the heavens. People down here don’t realize what they have.”
OUR planet Earth is truly a wonder—a rare, beautiful jewel in space. Astronauts have reported that, viewed from space, the earth’s blue skies and white clouds “made it by far the most inviting object they could see.” However, it is much more than just beautiful. Also of interest is this fact: Of all the planets in our solar system, only on Earth have scientists found life. And what marvelous, abundant varieties of living things there are—microscopic organisms, insects, plants, fish, birds, animals and humans. In addition, the earth is a vast storehouse of wealth that contains everything needed to sustain all that life. Truly, as the book The Earth expressed it, “The earth is the wonder of the universe, a unique sphere.”
BUT HOW CAN WE BE SURE THAT OUR EARTH WILL STAY FOREVER?
An inspired witness testified to this permanence of the earth: “A generation is going, and a generation is coming; but the earth is standing even to time indefinite.”—Ecclesiastes 1:4. There are provisions that the Almighty Creator has put in place to keep the earth functioning as a beautiful gift for mankind, a home created to endure forever for people and untold millions of other living creatures. Psalm 104:5 says: “He has founded the earth upon its established places; it will not be made to totter to time indefinite, or forever.”
This earth will become perfect and it will be inhabitable endlessly, it will continuously sustain the life of mankind, the animals, and other living things. After all, this was designed to stay forever, and the complicated cycles were installed by our Creator in order to sustain life.
In thinking over the foregoing, here are some things to consider: Was it undirected chance that placed the earth at just the right distance from the sun, its source of energy in the form of light and heat? Was it mere chance that caused the earth to move around the sun at just the right speed, to rotate on its axis every 24 hours, and to have just the correct angle of tilt? Was it chance that provided the earth with a protective, life-sustaining atmosphere having just the right mixture of gases? Was it chance that gave the earth the water and soil needed to grow food? Was it chance that provided so many delicious and colorful fruits, vegetables and other foods? Was it chance that caused so much beauty to exist in the sky, the mountains, the streams and lakes, the flowers, plants and trees, and in so many other delightful living things? Many have concluded that all of this could hardly be due to undirected chance. Instead, they see the unmistakable stamp of thoughtful, intelligent, deliberate design everywhere. Recognizing that, they feel it is only right that the beneficiaries “fear God and give him glory” because he is “the One who made the heaven and the earth and sea and fountains of waters.”—Revelation 14:7.
The word of God says at Genesis 1:14-19: “And God went on to say: “Let luminaries come to be in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night; and they must serve as signs and for seasons and for days and years. 15 And they must serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth.” And it came to be so. 16 And God proceeded to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and also the stars. 17 Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth, 18 and to dominate by day and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness. Then God saw that [it was] good. 19 And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a fourth day.”
A BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA, INSIGHT ON THE SCRIPTURES VOLUME ONE, PAGES 167-8 DESCRIBED THE EARTH THIS WAY: “The fifth-largest planet of the solar system and the third in order of position from the sun. It is an oblate spheroid, being slightly flattened at the poles. Satellite observations have indicated other slight irregularities in the shape of the earth. Its mass is approximately 5.98 × 1024 kg (13.18 × 1024 lb). Its area is about 510,000,000 sq km (197,000,000 sq mi). Earth’s measurements are (approximately): circumference at the equator, just over 40,000 km (24,900 mi); diameter at the equator, 12,750 km (7,920 mi). Oceans and seas cover approximately 71 percent of its surface, leaving about 149,000,000 sq km (57,500,000 sq mi) of land surface. The earth rotates on its axis, bringing about day and night. (Ge 1:4, 5) A solar day or an apparent day is a period of 24 hours, the time taken for an observer at any one point on the earth to be again in the same position relative to the sun. The tropical year, which concerns the return of the seasons, the interval between two consecutive returns of the sun to the vernal equinox, is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, on the average. This figure is the one used in solar-year calendar reckoning, and its fractional nature has caused much difficulty in accurate calendar making. The axis of the earth tilts 23° 27´ away from a perpendicular to the earth’s orbit. The gyroscopic effect of rotation holds the earth’s axis in basically the same direction relative to the stars regardless of its location in its orbit around the sun. This tilt of the axis brings about the seasons. The earth’s atmosphere, composed principally of nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor, and other gases, extends over 960 km (600 mi) above the earth’s surface. Beyond this is what is termed “outer space.””
In Genesis 1:27, 28 God’s purpose is that only righteous man will be the caretaker of the whole earth: “God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. Further, God blessed them and God said to them: ‘Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.’” Thus God indicated his purpose to have the earth filled with the offspring of Adam and Eve as caretakers of a global paradise. After God had magnificently designed this earth for human habitation, making it unique among all the planets that man has examined with his telescopes and spaceships.
Hence the Creator simply can not abandon his purpose, leaving it forever unfulfilled because of Adam’s sin. He provided a provision to reverse the defect initiated by our first parents. By affirming his will God made a statement at Isaiah 45:18: “This is what Jehovah has said, the Creator of the heavens, He the true God, the Former of the earth and the Maker of it, He the One who firmly established it, who did not create it simply for nothing, who formed it even to be inhabited: ‘I am Jehovah, and there is no one else.’” And at Isaiah 55:11 he said: “so my word that goes forth from my mouth will prove to be. It will not return to me without results, but it will certainly do that in which I have delighted, and it will have certain success in that for which I have sent it.”
THE DAMAGE DONE ON EARTH CAN IT BE REPAIRED? OR SHALL THIS EARTH BE BURNED UP?
It is been alerted in the whole world that our planet is being destroyed. Pollution is everywhere and the effect of it is uncontainable anymore. Compounded by human greediness the capability of the planet to sustain life forever is put into question. The poblem is compounded by overpopulation and the basic necessities of man to live is taxing the earth’s ecosytem. The question is: “Is it still possible that this earth will be repaired?”
Let us review what the Scientists have already know about this problem. Back in 1962, Rachel Carson, in her book Silent Spring, warned about the poisoning of the planet by pesticides and toxic waste. Says The Naked Savage: “Mankind was contaminating its own environment and fouling its own nest, the signal for the extinction of the species.” Men are still greedily poisoning the planet. “Seeking the greatest profits in the shortest time,” says World Hunger: Twelve Myths, “big growers are willing to overuse the soil, water, and chemical inputs without thought to eroding the soil, depleting the groundwater, and poisoning the environment.” Instead of protecting the world’s invaluable rain forests—which are crucial to earth’s survival—men are destroying them faster than ever. “Living tropical forests,” say the writers of Far From Paradise—The Story of Man’s Impact on the Environment (1986), “will have all but disappeared in fifty years if the present rate of exploitation continues unchanged.” Unscrupulous fishermen use dynamite and chemical poisons to catch fish around coral reefs—which have been described as “the marine equivalents of tropical rain forests” because of the abundance of life forms they shelter. These brutal fishing methods along with thoughtless chemical pollution have “gravely damaged” much living coral.—The TorontoStar. Professor Kurt Hamerak, writing in a German scientific journal, claims that “all environmental problems are essentially caused by growth, above all by the unexpectedly rapid growth in population.” World population has more than doubled just since 1950. In addition, we are living in what a United Nations’ study calls a “world of exploding cities.”
Now let us see how this earth can be repaired. One, the earth shall be repaired by its own ecosystem. “Ecosystems possess several mechanisms for self-healing. . . . They enable ecosystems to overcome the effect of disturbances simply by reestablishing progressively the original state of ecological equilibrium.” An outstanding example of this in recent years is the gradual cleanup of London’s famed river Thames. The book The Thames Transformed, by Jeffery Harrison and Peter Grant, documents this remarkable achievement that demonstrates what can be done when men work together for the common good. Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh wrote in his foreword to the book: “Here at last is a success story on such a major scale that it is worth publishing even at the risk that it may encourage some people to assume that the problems of conservation are not really as bad as they were led to believe. . . . They can all take heart from what has been achieved in the Thames. The good news is that it can be done and their schemes too can succeed.” In the chapter “The Great Clean-Up,” Harrison and Grant write enthusiastically about what has been achieved over the last 50 years: “For the first time in the world, a heavily polluted and industrialised river has been restored to such a degree that waterfowl and fish have returned in abundance. That such a transformation has taken place so rapidly, in a situation which at first seemed quite hopeless, gives encouragement to even the most pessimistic wildlife conservationist.” They then describe the transformation: “The state of the river deteriorated steadily over the years with what was, perhaps, the final blow coming during the Second World War when major sewage works and sewers were damaged or destroyed. During the 1940’s and 1950’s the health of the Thames was at its lowest ebb. The river was little better than an open sewer; the water was black in colour, contained no oxygen, and during the summer months the foul smell from the Thames was detectable over a wide area. . . . The once teeming fish had finally been driven out, apart from a few eels which were able to survive because of their ability to breathe air direct from the surface. The birdlife of the inner, built-up reaches between London and Woolwich was reduced to a handful of mallard and mute swans, and they owed their existence to spillages from the grain wharves rather than a natural food supply. . . . Who would have believed then the dramatic reversal which was about to take place? Within ten years those same reaches of the river were to be transformed from a virtual avian void to a refuge for many species of water birds, including a wintering population of up to 10,000 wildfowl and 12,000 waders.” Of course, that describes but one transformation in one small corner of the globe. Nonetheless, we can draw lessons from this example. It shows that planet Earth need not be considered doomed because of the mismanagement, greed, and thoughtlessness of man. Proper education and united effort for the common good of mankind can help the earth reverse even extensive damage to its ecology, environment, and land surface.
That proves true that this earth was designed by God with the ability to clean and heal itself. The dwendling morality and very low spiritual appreciation by man leads to his wanton disregard to this beautiful home, which leads to ignorance by man to his Creator.
STEPHEN M. WOLF, chairman and chief executive officer of United Airlines, said in an editorial: “Whether one is a conservationist or not, it cannot be denied that the specter hovering over endangered wildlife and wilderness casts a shadow on all the earth—and ultimately, threatens the existence of all species, including mankind. As it has been said, ‘We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.’” He spoke correctly. He also said in the editorial: “We are the cause. And we are the only solution.” In this he was only half correct. We are the cause; we are not the solution. We are not showing any signs of becoming such. Progress is made, but it is meager considering the damage that is continuing earth wide.
Al Gore wrote Earth in the Balance—Ecology and the Human Spirit. It is a book warning of the growing worldwide environmental crisis, and in it he made this significant statement: “The more deeply I search for the roots of the global environmental crisis, the more I am convinced that it is an outer manifestation of an inner crisis that is, for lack of a better word, spiritual.”
It is indeed a crisis of a spiritual nature. It is a breakdown of the human spirit. It is a willingness to sacrifice the earth’s natural beauty and its resources, the lives of thousands of species of plants and animals, and even the health and the lives of people. Moreover, it is a total disregard for the children and grandchildren who must cope with the ravaged earth that is left behind. It is also an ungrateful and callous disregard for the One who created the earth and designed it as a home for mankind.
Isaiah 45:18 identifies Jehovah as “the Creator of the heavens, He the true God, the Former of the earth and the Maker of it, He the One who firmly established it, who did not create it simply for nothing, who formed it even to be inhabited.” In the beginning he put man on the earth to care for it: “Jehovah God proceeded to take the man and settle him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15) Although created perfect, Adam abandoned perfection to go his own way. He abandoned his duty to ‘care for the earth.’
That failure continues down to our day, and the present ruining of the earth has become crucial. “The true God made mankind upright, but they themselves have sought out many plans.” (Ecclesiastes 7:29) “They have acted ruinously on their own part; they are not his children, the defect is their own. A generation crooked and twisted!” (Deuteronomy 32:5) However, the earth will continue to be inhabited, but not by a crooked and twisted generation. The psalmist said that in God’s due time, only ‘the righteous will possess it.’—Psalm 37:29.
Both the human spirit and the environment are polluted. The earth has its built-in checks and balances for everything. Because of man’s fall into sin, the human conscience, his own built-in check, has become corrupted, leading on to earth’s pollution. Now, only God can check man. Only God can rescue the earth. We have the assurance that he will do so at Revelation 11:18, where Jehovah God promises “to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”
WHAT ABOUT THE WORRIES OF SOME THAT MAYBE GOD WILL INTEND TO BURN THIS EARTH IN THE FUTURE DUE TO MAN’S GREED?
Nothing to worry about it. For in fact it is symbolically stated by God at 2 Peter 3:5-7 “For, according to their wish, this fact escapes their notice, that there were heavens from of old and an earth standing compactly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and by those [means] the world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that are now are stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly men.” The wordings in such verses are fuguartive, symbolic, and forshadow the impending destruction of the ungodly society of mandkind in this earth, like what had happened in the past more than four thousand years ago in the Flood of Noah. When the deluge came the society was destroyed but the earth was intact. So this promise of our Creator to burn the corrupted “earth” or wicked society is the ultimate way of saving this very planet.
It is interesting to know that the righteous people will survive, and they will be the foundation of the “new world” as stated at 2 Peter 3:13 “But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.” For reassurance Proverbs 2:21-22 promises: “ For the upright are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it. 22 As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth; and as for the treacherous, they will be torn away from it.”
A PARADISE EARTH SHALL BE TRULY RESTORED IN THE FUTURE
If God can make the earth He can easily repair it. Is it not? God has the power to bring the needed change, and soon he will do it for the sake of this earth and for the sake of worried humans – the righteous ones. The following inspired text are very reassuring . (Romans 16:20) “For his part, the God who gives peace will crush Satan under YOUR feet shortly. May the undeserved kindness of our Lord Jesus be with YOU.” (Revelation 21:1-3) “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them.”
The Supreme Creator is not bound by unforseen occurences, he is not like imperfect mankind suceptible to sickness, old age and death and accidents. Although it is delayed for a little while, God’s purpose shall not change because the Creator cannot break his own law, his own very words, his own promises to intelligent creatures, the human kind.
God’s Purpose for this earth was Interrupted, but it was Not Changed!
With the defection of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the garden of Eden, it was obvious that God’s purpose for a paradise earth would be accomplished without them. However, Jehovah indicated there and then that some of their offspring would carry out his original mandate. True, this would take time, even many centuries, but there is no indication how much time would have been involved in carrying out the original mandate even if both Adam and Eve had continued living in perfection. The fact is that by the end of Christ Jesus’ Millennial Reign—a little over a thousand years from now—the Paradise conditions of Eden will extend earth wide and planet Earth will be peopled with peaceful and happy descendants of the first human pair. Indeed, Jehovah’s ability as an infallible Purposer will be forever vindicated!
Then will be fulfilled the exciting prophecies that God inspired so long ago. Such scriptures as Isaiah 11:6-9 will be gloriously fulfilled: “The wolf will actually reside for a while with the male lamb, and with the kid the leopard itself will lie down, and the calf and the maned young lion and the well-fed animal all together; and a mere little boy will be leader over them. And the cow and the bear themselves will feed; together their young ones will lie down. And even the lion will eat straw just like the bull. And the sucking child will certainly play upon the hole of the cobra; and upon the light aperture of a poisonous snake will a weaned child actually put his own hand. They will not do any harm or cause any ruin in all my holy mountain; because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah as the waters are covering the very sea.”
Poor health and terminal illnesses will be things of the past, as will death itself. Could anything be plainer than these simple words found in the last book of the Bible? “The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”—Revelation 21:3, 4.
Yes, we can take heart—our beautiful planet Earth is here to stay. May it be your privilege to survive the end of this wicked system of things, with all its earth-ruining practices. The clean new world of God’s making is now near at hand. And many loved ones will awaken from death by the miracle of the resurrection. (John 5:28, 29) Truly, our earth is here to stay, and we can stay with it and enjoy it.
Then, cared for by those who love it, the earth will regenerate itself into the beauty with which our Creator originally endowed it. Then righteously disposed persons and their children will have a future, a glorious one: “Just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; and you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be. But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”—Psalm 37:10, 11, 29.
And never die? And never die! “God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3, 4) Too good to be true? No, this present wicked world is too bad to remain.—Daniel 2:44.
But you and your children can remain. Jehovah God makes it possible through the sacrifice of his Son. To learn of Jehovah and of his Son will mean everlasting life for you and your children—life in a new world wherein righteousness is to dwell. (John 3:16; 17:3; 2 Peter 3:13) This can be the happy future for you and your children. Whether it is or not is up to you.
Isaiah quoted Jehovah as saying: “My own counsel will stand, and everything that is my delight I shall do.” (Isaiah 45:18; 46:10) The psalmist also wrote about Him: “Your faithfulness is for generation after generation. You have solidly fixed the earth, that it may keep standing.”—Psalm 119:90.
You can see that the Bible thus clearly states that God, in creating the earth, made it a permanent fixture in the universe and that his definite purpose in creating it was that it be inhabited by humans. That purpose has not changed. God will see to it that his purpose will be completely fulfilled.
But does not the Bible show that some people will go to heaven? Yes, the Bible does teach that a limited number go to heaven for a special reason. God does not need humans in heaven; nor does he have to take them to heaven in order to give them eternal happiness. Otherwise, why did he not create them in heaven to begin with, dispensing with all the suffering and turmoil they have gone through while on earth?
Nevertheless, when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, by exercising their own free will that he had given to them as intelligent creatures, God acted immediately to ensure that his purpose for the earth and man upon it would be carried out. All the details were not revealed to humans until centuries later. Yet it is evident from the disclosing of what the Bible calls a “sacred secret” that God right then conceived his grand purpose for the redemption of man. This was “before the founding of the world,” that is, before Adam and Eve could produce children that might be redeemed, such as their faithful son Abel.—Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:4.
THE EARTH WILL STAY FOREVER – AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOU CAN TOO!
Jehovah God, the Almighty and Supreme Creator of the planet earth, and the Universe is also the Grand Purposer; Whatever is his will it will prove to be so. The very meaning of his name is “He causes to become”. The Supreme creator has the power to achieve his purpose. Compared to frail humans we have the will but we do not have the power to do all what we conceive. The global paradise is not yet achieve in this planet because of the delay that was done by our first parents, but the delay is nothing when the fulfillment of the global paradise will eventually come.
The future government that will takeover the our present system is called in the Holy Scriptures as the Mellenial Reign by Jesus Christ. That reign will convert the entire globe to be a paradise, it will be inhabited by law abiding citizens, and happy people, the progeny of the first human pair. To all eternity our earth will bear a distinction that no other planet throughout endless space will enjoy, though the earth may not be the only planet that will ever be inhabited. Uniquely, it will be where Jehovah has indisputably vindicated his universal sovereignty, establishing an eternal and universal legal precedent. It will be the only planet on which Jehovah of armies will have fought “the war of the great day of God the Almighty.” It will be the only planet to which God sent his dearest Son to become a man and die in order to recover the planet’s inhabitants from sin and death. It will be the only planet from which Jehovah will have taken 144,000 of its inhabitants to be “heirs indeed of God, but joint heirs with Christ.”—Romans 8:17.
On your part the way to become part of this incoming new system is for you to gain further knowledge. How? By learning further of this very loving provision by our Loving Creator. (John 17:3) “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.” Our very beautiful earth is here to stay forever. May you also live to see it and live in it.
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[All bible quotations cited in this article were taken from the modern day English Translation – NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES]
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This article was prepared by way of research on the following publications:
Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson, 1962
The Earth, by Arthur Beiser, 1963
Insight on the Scriptures, Volume 1 and Volume 2
Life! How did it get here, by Evolution?or by Creation?, 1985
Is there a Creator who cares about you? 1998
Earth in the Balance—Ecology and the Human Spirit., by Al Gore
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, with reference 1984
Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1989
The Holy Bible, King James Version, 1611
Catholic Challoner-Douay Version (1750; as printed in 1941).
Other references are directly acknowledged intext.
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