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Earth Burned Up?
Question: Are the “heavens” and “earth” in 2 Peter 3 literal, and will the earth be literally burned up?
The Biblical Flood Narrative: Does the Text Indicate a Local or Global Flood?
There are three possible interpretations of the Genesis flood:
The Destruction Of Heavens And Earth
God’s purpose being to establish His Kingdom here on earth, it is inconceivable that He would destroy this literal planet, [therefore any] references to the destruction of the heavens and earth must...be taken figuratively.
Will The Earth Be Totally Destroyed?
2 Peter 3:11-12, Isaiah 24:1,3,19, and Revelation 21:1 are often cited as proof by those who believe that the earth will be totally destroyed and wiped of all inhabitants.
The Heavens and Earth Reserved Unto Fire
In the third chapter of Peter’s second epistle we find that the heavens and earth are reserved unto fire against the day of judgment, and that they are to be burned. Many insist on a literal interpretation, but this leads to unscriptural conclusions.
A Few Arguments Against a Universal Flood
“All the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.” (Genesis 7:19)
Wrested Scriptures: Thousand Year Desolation (Isaiah 24)
v 1: Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
Wrested Scriptures: Jeremiah 4:7, 23
v 7: “. . . and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.”