Concordia Theological Monthly

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new heaven, new earth, creation, judgment

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


"Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered nor come into mind," Is. 65, 17. Of what kind of creation and of what time is the Lord speaking here? Does the "new creation" mean the Christian Church, which began when our Savior established the New Covenant through His redemptive work and the pouring out of the Holy Ghost, so that the "new creation" is a specific name for the New Testament Messianic kingdom? Or does it denote a certain period of Christ’s kingdom here on earth, the so-called millennium, a period of one thousand years of glory? Or does the Lord in the words quoted above give a promise of what He will do after this present world has been destroyed? Each of these three views has its adherents in the Church. Which of them is correct?


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2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 21: 1-5; Acts 21:1; Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 24:21-25:12; Romans 5:14; Acts 3:21;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars