New Heaven and Earth

The new Jerusalem, the city of God (often called Heaven) is the future, eternal dwelling place of Christians; it is part of the “…new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away…” (Isa 65:17, 66:22; Mk 13:31; Rev 3:12). The present earth and heaven will be destroyed, replace by the new “home of righteousness”. Here God will live with His people. The ‘old order of things’ will pass away, there will be no more death or pain and we will have new bodies suited to that glorious, everlasting realm (Phil 3:21; 1 Cor 15:51-54; 2 Pet 3:7-13; Rev 21:1-27). It will be a magnificent place that our present human minds can’t comprehend (1 Cor 2:9).

See also: end times, eternal life, heaven, Jerusalem (new).

 


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