Is the idea that seasons won't be recognizable in the end times biblical?
The book 3 Days of Darkness by Padre Pio teaches that one sign of the end times will be the inability to recognize the change of seasons. This may be based on a faulty understanding of Revelation 22:2 that teaches in the new earth, "The tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month." Regardless of the origin of this idea, it stands in contrast with the Bible's teachings. The Bible nowhere indicates people will be unable to recognize seasons as a sign of the end times. In fact, the Bible teaches the opposite.
For example, Genesis 8:22 teaches, "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease." In contrast with the Flood during Noah's time, God promised never to send such a Flood again, instead telling Noah seasons would continue as normal as long as the earth continues.
The Lord also told Jeremiah, "If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time, then also my covenant with David my servant may be broken" (Jeremiah 33:20-21). These words were used to stress the strength of God's covenant as being as strong as the expected coming of night and day. God's covenant is unbreakable. In verse 25 we see, "Thus says the LORD: If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed order of heaven and earth." Here we see that God also includes the idea of seasons or patterns of the planet.
Jesus also spoke on this issue, saying, "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates" (Matthew 24:32-33). The change of the trees indicates the change of seasons. This is an illustration of something God has created (the seasons) that will endure until the end of the earth.
When God creates a new heaven and new earth at the end of time, seasons may be very different (Revelation 21—22). There will be no sun, since God will serve as the light of His people: "They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever" (Revelation 22:5). In fact, 2 Peter 3:10 specifically notes that at the end of the earth, "The heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed."
However, until this time, people will be able to recognize the seasons as usual. Any teaching to the contrary stands in contrast with the clear principles of Scripture and should be rejected.
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