What should be imagined is new about the new heaven and the new earth, proclaimed in Revelation 21:1-8 and 2 Peter 3:10-13? Does Revelation portray God as creating a new heaven and earth ex nihilo? Will the new earth be a reproduction of the pre-fall original creation, or will it somehow be a renewal of this present creation after the fall?
The book of Revelation is not only a portrait of the Lamb’s triumph; it is also a prophetic exhortation for his followers to triumph in him. It is “he who overcomes” that will inherit the blessings of the Lamb’s victory (Revelation 21:7). What does it mean to “overcome”? What kind of victory does the book of Revelation have in mind for believers? Read the article for the answers.
Looking at the relationship between Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21, this article shows how both these scripture passages highlight the presence of God as the center of everything. This perspective allows us to view God as the Creator of our hope. This is the second in a series of articles on the topic of eschatology.