New Heaven and New Earth

I am looking for your insight into a difficult passage. It seems obvious to me that this discusses heaven. However, there are two parts of this passage that are difficult.  I accept the later date for Revelation so I don’t know what advocates of the destruction of Jerusalem interpretation believe about this scene.

Ogden says, “The new Jerusalem is the bride of Christ, the Lamb’s wife” [p. 377].

Others take these verses to mean that heaven will be on a reconstituted earth.

The text says:

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:1-2, NKJV).

The questions for you are:

1. What is being discussed here? Heaven or something else?

2. What is the new heaven and the new earth?

3. What does “come down” mean in this context?

Thank you for your sharing your knowledge with me. God Bless.

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