Dante Alighieri depicted heaven in nine spheres of planetary worlds, each hosting specific category of peoples, Saints, Angels and God. The Apostle John in Revelation described a different New Heaven(sky) and New Earth, which replaces this old (present) ones that are passing away because of sin, corruption, violence and pollution. The saints, like a glorious city indwelt by God himself, shining bright and coming down from heaven to the New Heaven(sky) and New Earth as their permanent home. A New World with no sea, sorrow, sickness, pain or death. Are we preparing for that New World? Our repentance and commitment to Christ, and contributions towards the furtherance of his gospel on earth show how well we are preparing for that New World of Christ, and determine our place in it.
Sermon from The Table on 5/19/19.