What about Paradise on Earth? - 06/01/2003
What does the Bible say regarding the earth eventually restored to a Paradise condition. The JW's teach that after Armageddon the earth will be brought back to perfection as will the humans who reside on it. What about this?
CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:
Thanks for contacting us at Contender Ministries. The Paradise condition you refer to will occur at the second coming of Christ when he establishes his millenial kingdom on earth. Following the Rapture of the church and the 7 year tribulation, Christ will return for the battle of Armagedon where he will defeat Satan and the wicked of the earth who chose to follow the Antichrist and reject Christ. He will then establish his kingdom on earth that will last for 1,000 years. During this time, Satan will be bound and unable to deceive people. After the millennium, Satan will be set free for a time, but his rebellion will be quickly vanquished. The earth will finally be destroyed and there will be a new heaven and earth where we will spend eternity.
While some of the Old Testament prophets mention this 1,000 year reign of Christ on Earth, it is mentioned with most clarity in the twentieth chapter of Revelation (Read verses 1-6). Isaiah 11:6-9 also gives a description of what this Kingdom will be like.
You might also read our articles on the rapture of the church (http://contenderministries.org/prophecy/rapturetrib.php) and The Millenial Kingdom (http://www.contenderministries.org/prophecy/millenial.php).
I hope this helped. God bless you as you study His Word.
Ben and Jennifer Rast