And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.(Revelation 21:1-2) KJV
And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.(Psalms 78:69) KJV
Is the Earth established forever or is it going to pass away? So which is it? We have statements which appear to be contradictory. If the foundation of the earth is a gravitational singularity this is easily resolved.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.(Matthew 24:35) KJV
Let’s take a moment to acknowledge and resolve what may look like a Biblical inconsistency. Is the Earth established forever or is it going to be destroyed and replaced by a new earth? Jesus said that heaven and earth shall pass away. Now take a look at what Peter tells us about the end of the age:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.(2 Peter 3:10-13) KJV
According to Peter the Earth is going to be burned up. The book of Revelation also tells us about this event and that the Earth as we know it is going to be destroyed at the end of the age. Is this a contradiction with what else we have been told about the foundations of the earth?
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.(Revelation 20:11) KJV
The new Earth and new Jerusalem are going to occupy the same space that the old Earth occupied. It will be set upon the gravitational singularity that was created on the second day. The singularity is what was established forever. This is why the observable universe has an absolute frame of reference.
Can we back up this claim with scripture? Yes. The Bible makes it clear that the thing which has been established forever is the gravitational singularity because we have already shown that this is synonymous with the foundations of the earth.
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.(Psalms 104:5) KJV
The gravitational singularity at the center of the earth has been established forever, AND the heaven and earth will pass away to be replaced by a new one. There is no inconsistency.
A gravitational singularity was established forever. It shall not be removed.