For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18)
If we do not currently have a new heaven and a new earth, would we therefore still be under every stipulation of the Law, many of which focus on animal sacrifices for salvation? The answer to this question requires understanding what is meant by the “passing away” of “heaven and earth,” as well as the terms “New Heaven” and “New Earth.” Of course these terms could refer to a coming atmospheric or comic occurrence. However the Bible does not refer to such a situation. Instead, these terms, when left within the biblical context of prophetic symbolism, shows something quite different.
Isaiah 66:7-24is about the coming of Jesus and His New Covenant. Isaiah starts this chapter by condemning those who trust in physical things for their salvation. He ends this prophecy with a promise that the “new heaven” and “new earth” (verses 20-23) would be established with Jews and Gentiles, that these groups would be (...)
Today science and religion seem to remain at odds with one another. We hear the cry that you can’t believe in science and still hold onto your religion. Well, I want to explore that thought in this article. I happen to love both science and religion. Both science and theology probe the nature of reality. Both seek to find an order in the workings of the world. The word “science” is found in the King James Version Bible in two scriptures, Daniel 14 and I Timothy 6:20-21. The “science” referred to in Daniel extended chiefly to music, architecture, natural history, agriculture, morals, theology, war, and the knowledge of future events.
Daniel 1:4 (KJV) – “Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science , and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.”
I Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV) – “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing