The World’s Final Destination

Robert E. Webber

Creation is ongoing in the sense that God is involved in creation with his own two hands—incarnate Word and Spirit—embracing the world to bring it into its final destination, the new heavens and the new earth. Christ has conquered sin and death by his death and resurrection, and in his return, he will put evil away forever, and heaven and earth and all that is in them will be united to God, fulfilling God’s eternal purpose for creation. The vision is: paradise lost; paradise regained.

-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 131.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.