There is no surplus or deficit in God – no defect, conflict or weakness, nothing that can disrupt His functioning and cause malfunctioning or cessation. When something functions perfectly, it is perpetual. The fact that the more sophisticated and error-free a thing in the world we know is, the more sustainable and enjoyable its functioning, points to the superiority of perfection over imperfection and to the possibility that perfection can exist forever.
“As for God, His way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him” (Psalm 18, Verse 30).
The perfect God makes everything perfect, including the present creation. The fact that we don’t see it as such now doesn’t mean that He is not making it and that He will not bring it to perfection in some future moment! His plan for man’s salvation (complete liberation from sin and evil) is the most difficult part of His plan, because it concerns (and depends on) the crown of His creation – man – who possesses the greatest freedom, and therefore causes the gravest problems through the abuse of that freedom. The fact that this plan is already in effect is a promise of its ultimate success, because nothing that God begins will remain unfinished (i.e. unsuccessful). For God, who possesses life in an unimaginably fuller sense than the one we know, death is only a stage and a means to achieve this perfect plan! For Him, “now” is only a part of perfect eternity, which He possesses in Himself and expresses in the Spirit that He imparts to us to make us foretaste it and be able to wait for its full acquisition in the future.
”See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy” (Isaiah 65, Verses 17 and 18).