May 19, 2021

Michael Gorman quote

...in the book of Revelation, divine judgment is not an end in itself. It is God's "Plan B"
when humanity persists in evil rather than repenting. It then becomes a means ... to the fulfillment of God's plan to heal the nations and create a space for all people to flourish in harmony with one another before God.  This space is the new heaven and new earth, whose principal distinction from human history as we experience it is that evil is nowhere to be found.  In fact, God will not permit evil to be present there; indeed, God will have permanently eradicated it by making all things new.  Thus evildoers must either repent and participate in the renewal of all things, or be excluded from that space. The decision is theirs, and theirs alone.