Biblical Contradiction

Will the Earth last forever?

By Sami Zaatari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Matthew chapter 5 verse 18 we read:

 

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

 

 

Basically this verse is talking about the earth and heaven disappearing, meaning the end of the earth, meaning the earth will not last forever.

 

Here is some Christian commentary on the verse: 

 


Till heaven and earth pass--Though even the Old Testament announces the ultimate "perdition of the heavens and the earth," in contrast with the immutability of Jehovah ( Psa 102:24-27 ), the prevalent representation of the heavens and the earth in Scripture, when employed as a popular figure, is that of their stability ( Psa 119:89-91  Ecc 1:4  Jer 33:25, 26 ). It is the enduring stability, then, of the great truths and principles, moral and spiritual, of the Old Testament revelation which our Lord thus expresses.(http://blueletterbible.org/Comm/jfb/Mat/Mat005.html)

 

 

Another Christian commentary reads:

 

but all should be fulfilled before "heaven and earth pass" away, as they will, with a great noise and fervent heat, as to their present form and condition; or sooner shall they pass away, than the least part of the law shall: which expresses the perpetuity of the law, and the impossibility of its passing away, and the superior excellency of it to the heavens and the earth. It is a saying of one of the Jewish doctors {g}, that "the whole world is not equal even to one word out of the law," in which it is said, there is not one letter deficient or superfluous. ( John Gills commentary http://eword.gospelcom.net/comments/matthew/gill/matthew5.htm)

 

 

Basically from this verse we see that the earth will eventually pass away.

 

However so, the Bible makes the claim that the earth will abide forever:

 

Ecclesiastes

Chapter 1

KJV

 

1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

 

4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

 

 

So note according to this Bible chapter and verse, the earth will remain forever!

 

Also note how it says one generation will go, and another one will come, yet the earth remains forever. This is further proof that the context even shows that the author did specifically believe the earth will remain forever since he says generations come and go, then he says the earth remains. 

 

And Allah Almighty truly knows best!

 

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