Session 13: The New Heavens and New Earth

In this session, I examine the nature of the new heavens and new earth and also the New Jerusalem that comes down to the new earth after the Genesis earth is destroyed. The eternal city represents a real place for the transformed, glorified saints. And just as the transformed body will be a real body, but remains a mystery at this time, so, too, the exact nature of the New Jerusalem remains unknown until it is revealed on the last day. In Revelation, John referenced two aspects of the Roman world as metaphors to describe the eternal city: a Roman bride dressed in fine linen and adorned from head to toe in gold and precious stones on her wedding day, combined with a magnificent Roman city.