THE GLOBE COMES TOGETHER
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Since the nuclear age began, the globe has been threatened with extinction. Evil mortals have sought to wipe out our very existence.
However, this has not happened. Why? There is a reason why we have not disappeared.
It is not because of any civil defense systems or international protective shields. Mortals are not capable of securing the planet.
It is because God in Christ created this sphere. This Creator oversees the maintenance of our dwelling place. And it is He who will bring this globe into its final phase.
There is no other explanation that can be given, considering mortals’ intent on destroying whatever comes along. And considering the tendencies to error, there is no reason why something should not have gone awry in the nuclear systems to blow up the world.
Nevertheless, the Earth continues to spin upon its axis. Day follows night. Seasons follow one another. And our earthly housing remains intact.
Of course, the factual answer to all of this is from the Bible. The God in Christ who created this sphere informs the disciples of data related to this globe. The detail is in the Word of God.
Genesis sets forth information concerning the Earth’s start. Then throughout Scripture more detail is revealed, even that relating to the close of the sphere.
For instance, in Ephesians 1:10, the Bible states: “At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.”
Such a simple statement, yet how profound. And how comforting to the believers. Mortals cannot destroy what is under Christ’s care. Mortals must wait for Christ’s moment when He will bring under His power both the globe and atmosphere (heaven) surrounding it.
In the meantime, believers thank God in Christ for His authority. It is that surveillance that provides us with our earthly abode. And it is that power that will bring all things to an end.
CHRIST CREATED ALL THINGS
I Corinthians 8:6
Ephesians 1:10; 3:9
CHRIST CONTAINS ALL THINGS
I Corinthians 8:6
“through whom we exist”
“in Him all things hold together”
CHRIST CLIMAXES ALL THINGS
“will unite all things in Christ”
“subdue all things unto himself”
“all power is given unto Me”