An excerpt of:
The End of All Things
The End of The World
Various beliefs have contributed to the misunderstanding of what was meant concerning “the end.” One of the most popular beliefs has been that the world and everything in it will eventually be destroyed at least two thousand years from the time of the warning. One factor for this belief is the idea of the “world” (cosmos) being the same as the planet called “Earth.” This has presented some problems; for instance, the earth was not destroyed shortly after those words were declared, and it has yet to be destroyed . Therefore, by misunderstanding the scriptures and historical events, it was assumed that everything was yet future. It was either that, or the apostle simply missed it. And quite a number of scholars, both of the world and of the church, have said that the apostle misunderstood what Jesus had taught, and he did not have a clear picture of God’s plan for the ages. Consequently, the truth concerning the end is seldom told, the error continues on as fact, and the false scenarios of Jesus coming soon and the heavens and earth being destroyed are never fulfilled, and they never will be as they suspect.
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