The PHYSICAL WORLD is the visible world. It is the planet earth and the skies overhead with the visible sun, moon, and stars. It includes all of its inhabitants on the planet earth. It was created by God to last forever (Eccl. 1:4; Psa. 78:69, 104:5, 119:90, 148:4-6; Eph. 3:21). It is the dwelling place for all mankind throughout human history. The planet earth shall abide forever.
“69And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like THE EARTH which He has ESTABLISHED FOREVER.” (Psalm 78:69).
“5You who laid the foundations of THE EARTH, so that it should NOT BE MOVED FOREVER.” (Psalm 104:5).
“4Praise Him, you HEAVENS OF HEAVENS, and you waters above the HEAVENS! 5Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created. 6 He also ESTABLISHED THEM FOREVER AND EVER; He made a decree which shall not pass away.” (Psalm 148:4-6).
“4One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But THE EARTH ABIDES FOREVER,” (Eccl. 1:4).
“20Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, ‘I WILL NEVER AGAIN CURSE THE GROUND FOR MAN’S SAKE, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; NOR WILL I AGAIN DESTROY EVERY LIVING THING AS I HAVE DONE.’” (Gen. 8:20-21).
The PHYSICAL WORLD is the physical earth and physical universe, which shall last forever. God will allow mankind, including those who will never believe in Him to continue their human lifetimes on the physical earth throughout human history.
[Also see: “Earth (Physical)”]
[For a more in-depth study see eschatology “Study Series 7 Lesson 3b”]
[For a more in-depth study see eschatology “Study Series 16 Lesson 9 Rev. Chapter 21”]
[For a more in-depth study see eschatology “Study Series 16 Lesson 10 Rev. Chapter 22”]