When Would the Heaven and Earth Pass Away? It is argued by many that the heavens and earth of Hebrews 1:10-12, which speaks of perishing and changing like a garment refer to the natural heaven and earth. In other words, some believe in "global" eschatological destruction of the universe.  Is this what the Hebrews' writer has in mind in the context and verse of not only Hebrews one, but of the entire epistle. Westerners often read the Bible as though it popped out of a genie with no context, culture or history. I have to admit, I did this too, until I ...