Ceremonia de Inauguración de las Oficinas de la Asociación Metropolitana Panameña.
Ubicada en Balboa Ancón La Boca.
Fotos cortesía:Unión Adventista Panameña.
What final steps will eradicate sin from the universe and provide a secure home and future for the righteous?
“They ... surrounded the camp of the saints. ... And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:9, 10).
“The wicked ... shall be ashes under the soles of your feet” (Malachi 4:3). “Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth” (Isaiah 65:17). “We ... look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).
“Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men ... and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them” (Revelation 21:3).
Answer: Fire from heaven will fall upon the wicked. The fire will completely eradicate sin and those who cherish it from the universe forever. (See Study Guide 11 for full details on hellfire.) This will be a time of deep sadness and trauma for God’s people. Virtually every person will have a loved one or friend in the fire. Guardian angels will probably weep over the loss of the people they protected and loved for years. Christ will doubtless weep over those He loved and pled with so long. At that awful moment, the anguish of God—our loving Father—will defy description.
New Heavens and Earth
Then the Lord will wipe all tears away from His redeemed people (Revelation 21:4) and create new heavens and a new earth for His saints. And best of all, He will reside here with His people throughout eternity!
What interrupts their battle plan, and with what results?
“I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books” (Revelation 20:12). “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:10). “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then each of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:11, 12).
Answer: Suddenly, God appears above the city (Revelation 19:11–21). The moment of truth has arrived. Every lost soul since the world began, including Satan and his angels, now faces God in judgment. Every eye is fastened upon the King of kings (Revelation 20:12).
Each Life Reviewed
At this time, each lost soul recalls his or her own life story: God’s constant, warm, pleading calls to repent; that wooing, still small voice; the awesome conviction that often came; the repeated refusals to respond. It is all there. Its accuracy is incontestable. Its facts are irrefutable. God wants the wicked to fully understand. He will provide any details desired in order to make all things clear. The books and records are available.
Yu pródigo, lo bo bini bèk kas? "I el a lanta i a bai serka su tata. Ma ora ku e tabata hopi leu ainda, su tata a mir'é i a sinti kompashon p'é, i a kore bai bras'é, i a sunch'é." Lukas 15:20