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Featured How large will the New Heavens and the New Earth be?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Neostarwcc, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Neostarwcc

    Neostarwcc Eternal life is a free gift. Amen. Supporter

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    Not to mention leave the city. I doubt we will spend our entire eternities in the New Jerusalem. I also doubt the New Jerusalem will be the ONLY city because Isaiah says in Isaiah 65:21 that we will build houses and plant vineyards on the New Earth. How can we do that when the New Jerusalem was built by God? So there must be other cities on the New Earth built by man and we must spend our eternities outside the New Jerusalem as well.
     
  2. Neostarwcc

    Neostarwcc Eternal life is a free gift. Amen. Supporter

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    So we will float to our destinations? o_O.
     
  3. Sorn

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    I will be driving my Lamborghini.
     
  4. Neostarwcc

    Neostarwcc Eternal life is a free gift. Amen. Supporter

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    Ferrari for me please!
     
  5. com7fy8

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    In the space above the new earth, we will be able to flow, or we can walk, and whatever else. Jesus in His resurrection body was able to rise to the cloud which received Him. So, like Jesus we will be able to rise above the earth and move to wherever we go.

    There might not be any destinations, by the way. But we will keep on discovering where God takes us.
     
  6. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 En cuanto lo hicisteis a uno de estos mis hermanos Supporter

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    Obviously, the imagery in Revelation is symbolic. Otherwise we end up with these sorts of absurdities.

    The overly realized interpretation I have seen among some millenialists reminds me of the chiliastic controversy/heresy in the early church. But it was generally abandoned in favor of Augustine's, and other fathers', spiritual interpretation of Revelation.

    The New Jerusalem is the Church.

    Where else does this sort of imagery appear in Scriptures?

    The "many rooms" is a reference to the bridal imagery frequently used in the Scriptures, and the basis for much of the bridal mysticism traditionally found in Christian liturgy and devotion. The "bride" refers to the Church as the bride of Christ.

    BTW, the "no more sea" represents the destruction of chaos and evil, since the sea is connected with chaos in semitic and near-eastern religious symbolism.
     
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  7. Neostarwcc

    Neostarwcc Eternal life is a free gift. Amen. Supporter

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    So we will be able to fly? Awesome! I guess when Jesus said we will become like the angels he meant it. But that would be awesome to be able to fly.
     
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