The Fate of Creation in the Eschaton

David W. Jones

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Andrew J. Spencer

Independent Scholar


Apart from the nature and timing of the millennium, God’s actions toward his crea- tion at the end of this age mark one of the most debated ideas among conservative Christians. Several views are commonly held, the most common of which are the anni- hilation view and the restoration view. This essay argues the restoration view is the most consistent with the text of 2 Pet 3:10, that the restoration of all creation is consistent with a canonical view of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that it is the appro- priate view to instill a proper motivation for creation care among Christians.