What is the current purpose of the earth?
Smiley you'd have to define "purpose". As far as "science" is concerned, things are the way they are because that's the only way they can be. The apodictical existential pantheist agrees, maintaining however that there's more to the Whole Megillah than the random bouncing of objects, agreeing with the Einstenian view that although the existence of God is a matter of semantics, She's still a pretty remarkable show
Clearly to the pantheist the humanoid has a special place because without it, the entire show seems dreary and meaningless
……. a testing ground, or filter for heaven. If this is the case...What is the purpose of Armageddon, often referred to as Gods intended judgement day?
Your q, Smiley, begs the question. If there's a Conventional God and if there's the supposed heaven, and if our environment is truly the testing ground, why should we assume there will also be an Armageddon
Will the earth still be used for human occupancy after Armageddon?
Wouldn't an answer to that q depend upon the nature of the battle. If nuclear then maybe not
if not why would God require a filter now and not after?
Really good q, Smiley
I believe in a God that has a plan, but this version of his setup raises a lot of questions in my backward brain.
In my laggard mentality also
If destination Heaven is your belief, can you provide a logical explanation?
It isn't so I can't. That's not to say however that I can't fabricate an alternative heaven and hell. They are both here today now and we're living in them
Do you have a different understanding of God's current purpose for the Earth?
Yes, She (as a natural phenom) requires the humanoid (evolution being another natural phenom) to appreciate Her works while Earth (as well as Sun and the rest of the panoply) proves the only possible means by which She can accomplish this