The special revelation from the Bible suggests one last purpose for the universe.
· God made this universe to prepare and train us for what lies ahead (Rev. 21:3).
Hugh Ross, Why The Universe Is The Way It Is
One day God’s redemptive purpose will be completed and this universe will be replaced with a better one. As the apostle John states,
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away…
Revelation 21:1 (ESV)
This new creation will be radically different from this universe in that “death shall be no more” and that the “former things have passed away” (Rev. 21:4).
Next Week: The Passing Away