Isaiah 65:17-19, 25 “Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth—so
wonderful that no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad;
rejoice forever in my creation! And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place
of happiness. Her people will be a source of joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and delight in my people. And the sound of weeping and crying will be heard
no more. The wolf and lamb will feed together. The lion will eat straw like the
ox. Poisonous snakes will strike no more. In those days, no one will be hurt
or destroyed on my holy mountain. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
Isaiah 11:6-9 "In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard
and the goat will be at peace. Calves and yearlings will be safe among lions,
and a little child will lead them all. The cattle will graze among bears. Cubs
and calves will lie down together. And lions will eat grass as the livestock do.
Babies will crawl safely among poisonous snakes. Yes, a little child will put
its hand in a nest of deadly snakes and pull it out unharmed. Nothing will hurt
or destroy in all my holy mountain. And as the waters fill the sea, so the
earth will be filled with people who know the Lord."
Revelation 21:1-4 "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first
heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any
sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I
heard a loud voice from
the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with
them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be
their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more
death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed
The wolf and lamb feed together, lions eat grass and an end to poisonous
animals. Some may say this is not meant to be taken literally, but others
believe these are clear prophesies; in the new earth there will be no more
death, animals and mankind will live in harmony as vegetarians, restored to
how it was in the beginning. No death or pain - creation restored.
However, this interpretation isn't compatible with
Theistic Evolution, as there
isn't a restoration point when everything was good.
Think of it like a computer restore point. Operating systems create "restore
points" when the computer is working properly so that if a problem such as a
virus is introduced, the computer can be restored back to health. Sin and
death is the virus of the world. According to the Young Earth creationism
model there is a restore point, when everything was perfect in the garden of
What if the computer is infected with a virus from when it was created (the
Theistic Evolution model)? Then it wouldn't be possible to restore back to a
point when it was free from the virus.