“He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him” (John 1:10). That would be Jesus, conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20), born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), 100% man and 100% God, whom the world rejected (even His own people) and crucified. His shed sinless blood on the cross and subsequent death paid a debt He did not owe (1 Corinthians 6:20) so that we, mankind, can be restored to a right relationship with God, the Father. The Man who knew no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) bore all our sins (1 Peter 2:24) because the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
The resurrection of Jesus from the grave was the final nail (pun intended since nails were used to crucify Jesus) in the coffin for Satan. It is finished (John 19:30)! The future home of Satan, the devil, is the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10). Unfortunately that is also the future home of many who choose not to believe in the name of Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:20; 20:15) and accept His sacrifice for their sins (Hebrews 10:12). They will pay the death penalty on their own in this life and the next (the second death). The above is vital to your understanding of creation’s purpose.
It is by God’s will that creation exists. “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” (Revelation 4:11). Therefore, one can logically conclude that it is also God’s will if He wanted creation to no longer exist. But that brings us to His purpose. Jesus said in Matthew 28:18, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Furthermore, God the Father stated in Hebrews 1:2, “by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.” Again, creation is no accident! Creation has a purpose. It will one day be inherited by King Jesus and His saints, those who believed in His name as their Savior (1 Thessalonians 3:13; Jude 1:14). That is not possible if mankind has the power to completely destroy the earth.
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NOTE: The preceding excerpt was taken from the book, “God on Climate Change: Worshipping creation instead of the Creator” by Jim Wear (the author of this blog)… available in paperback at Amazon.