A Christian Perspective:  The Old Earth Dies Daily

The difference between this old earth and our human bodies which we know
to die daily past approximately 30 years of age is that while our bodies silently
die in the background, the earth is noisy about its groaning, shaking, and at
least monthly makes the news of death and injury to hundreds and thousands
of world citizens in earthquakes, hurricanes, Tsunamis, and volcanoes.
However since these problems rise up frequently to hit us in the face, what we
need is not a reminder of the nature of the problem, but a proper Christian
perspective with which to deal with them mentality and philosophically.  
Goodness knows, like so often with any question where a gap temporarily
exists for a solution, the weirdos are always there with the ready and
superficial answers.  This should not be so on this present issue, since it has
at least been going on since the Great Flood that covered and destroyed all
the population of the earth except 7 souls.  
{Naturally, if you do not have
enough faith in the Bible to believe that about the great flood, you will
struggle to believe the Christian perspective on earthquakes and other
natural disasters like the recent one in Haiti.}
 What is the Christian
perspective toward the Bible truth that this old earth is shaking and groaning
until the final One Day of the LORD and Lord, when Christ comes again and a
the Kingdom of Christ and God are eternally established on a new earth
surrounding the new Jerusalem that is ushered down from heaven?  
{As an introduction to these answers of Christian perspectives from the
Bible, hopefully you have already read
"Haiti Shakes in Labor", and you
are involved in the twin Bible Studies on
"Jeremiah and Prophesy" and
"The Kingdom".}

NOTE:  If all this makes too much sense to you, you enjoy being down
there in the mud of doubt, despair, and turmoil, a glutton for
punishment, I am sorry for this clarities from the Bible.  It is a risk that
you may take of the elimination of one of your main hobbies and

4-1:  The Christian Perspective of Hebrews 12:25-29.

1.  Listen to and heed the real teachings of Jesus for the Bible
of the Apostles and Prophets, the Bible of Jesus.  If the whole
nation of Israel got in trouble by not listening properly to Jesus,
how much trouble do you think you are going to be at the end
of this old earth if you do not listen to the Jesus from heaven
sent to you by the God of the Universe.

"See that you do not refuse Him who speaks.  For if they did
not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more
shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from
heaven."  (Hebrews 12:5)

2.  You can count on what God has said from heaven, and had
recorded long ago in Haggai 2:6--you must--about first the
great shaking of the whole earth in the Great Flood and the
second time of both earth and heaven.

"...but now He has promised, saying, 'Yet once more I shake
not only the earth, but also heaven.'"  (Hebrews 12:26)

NOTE:  When you start foaming at the mouth with any other
perspective than this, you best stop and think about the Who of
the "I" in "I shake"; for you will indeed stand before Him after
that great Day of the LORD to give account for every word that
you have spoken against this Word of God!

3.  This "shaking" of the earth and heavens implies naturally
the removal of all things on the earth, all these created and
engineered toys of man.  (Hebrews 12:27a)

4.  And what remains of the universe will only be the new
kingdom on the new earth.  (Hebrews 12:27b)

5.  Okay, what is the Christian perspective on the receiving of
this new kingdom that is presently in work and has been in
work since the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ,
Hebrews 12:28.

(1).  Find the grace from God to acceptable serve God:
a.  "with reverence";
b.  "and godly fear";
(2).  Because, and add this to your perspective of God as only
a one-sided God of love, "our God is a consuming fire."  
(Hebrews 12:29)