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    The entire book of Revelation is about the last days, the beginning of sorrows leading up to the ‘Great Tribulation’. There is nothing there that even implies it has anything to do with the creation account, or earth not being present. The entire narrative doesn’t work without earth being present.

    And while his sacrifice indeed fulfilled the old mosaic laws on burnt offerings, it did not completely erase the laws, the ten commandments in particular. For one, the prophet Jeremiah says that in the new covenant, the laws will not pass away, but will instead be written on your hearts, and its because of this, that your sins will no longer be remembered.

    (Jeremiah 31:31-34) “¶ Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: {32} Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: {33} But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. {34} And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

    But this is the problem with the old testament. The end of it is akin to a giant cliff hanger. The old testament prophets promises a whole lot, a new this and that, but doesn’t tell you exactly how it will be done, only that it will be done. They promise a new heaven and earth, and that things will be different, but doesn’t explain exactly what it is about the new heaven and earth that makes it different than this one. Without the new covenant, without Jesus, the entire narrative is a dead end, nothing but empty promises. Jesus himself made it very clear that no one iota of the law will pass away until heaven and earth passes away. One reason why is because the law will be the very thing the unsaved will be judged by in the last days.

    This, by the way, is what it truly means to be “saved”. Most Christians can say they are saved, but can’t define it in prophecy. To be saved, is to be saved from the Great White throne judgement. If you are a christian, yet you are still standing before Jesus next to the common atheist, being judged “according your works”, in danger of getting tossed in the fire, then you were never “saved” to start with. The key term being “in danger of”, because it doesn’t state that the fate of every soul facing judgement is the lake of fire, but only those whose names are not in the book of life. God is not the despot that these hell fire preachers make him out to be.

    (Matthew 5:17-18) “¶ Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. {18} For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

    (Revelation 20:11-15) “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. {12} And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.{13} And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. {14} And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. {15} And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

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