It is curious, though not unexpected in our post-modern society, that a book would have the title of “A New Earth”, and it then contains a description of man making a “new earth”. What is even more curious is that not unlike the insipid seeker-sensitive “preaching” we see in some churches, there is some off-hand references to Scripture.
But the starting assumption is wrong. It assumes that man is the Creator, or at least a part of this nondescript creator made up of all things physical and spiritual.
The Bible, which is somehow seen as an authority on some things when it comes to the justification of this heresy, is blindly ignored where it speaks to exactly this topic. As I said, curious.
What does the Bible say about the New Earth?
- It is created by God.
- When we have a new earth, all previous things will be forgotten, would have passed away.
- The new earth shall remain before God as a glorious place.
- Righteousness dwells on the new earth.
- The new earth is a new creation, physically unlike the earth we currently inhabit.
Isa 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
Isa 66:22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your offspring and your name remain.
2Pe 3:13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Rev 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
It is clear that the real new earth is not some man-made wishful thinking, some change we can make in our attitudes and behaviors. It is a place created for us by God, where we can be with Him forever. It is the end result of the grace that He shows us, the final state of our existence.
Please don’t mistake that glorious event and place for some hypothetical human state as proposed by Tolle and other new age proponents.