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There is a view that maintains the New Jerusalem is the New Heavens and New Earth (NHNE), is the temple, and is the Garden of Eden (or the ultimate development of the original Garden of Eden). The Revelation Scholar Gregory Beale holds this view. Below I will present some of his basic arguments. The New Jerusalem is the New Heavens and New Earth In ...


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The new Jerusalem as a bride is an allusion to this passage: Isa 62:5 "For just as a young man marries a maiden, so your sons will marry you; and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God rejoice will over you. Isa 62:6 "Upon your walls, Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; all day and all night they won't remain silent. You who ...


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"heaven" is just an old way of saying "sky". In the scriptural cosmology the "sky" is not "the universe" but rather a solid structure that is above the dry land. It supported part of the waters of the original abyss: Gen 1:6 Then God said, "Let there be a canopy [a solid structure] between bodies of water, separating bodies of water from bodies of ...


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“… bringing in other passages to bear on this issue, what relevant related texts do we have… If it’s not self evident, when do we step back and apply other methods and what are those in this case?” This is the question I'm going to attempt to answer. For me, the relevant texts fall within this same time frame: Everything Christ said on the cross. From a ...



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