What is the "New Jerusalem" In the Bible?

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  1. JesusFan

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    is it literally City, or metaphor, or?
     
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    It is a name given to the place where God dwells with men. It's another way of describing heaven.

    The eventual location is on the earth, in my view.
     
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    22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

    23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,




    the freewoman was by promise.

    24Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

    25For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

    26But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

    .............
     
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    New Jerusalem is the Bride of the Lamb. The new city in which we will live. New Jerusalem is made of all believers from all time.

    Rev. 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

    2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

    3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    If this isn't heaven, then I don't know very much......don't say it!! :laugh:
     
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    It is the New Covenant

    The New Jerusalem is described as coming down from heaven not being in heaven and it is where God dwells with men (indwells them). The preceding verses were describing the passing of the Old Covenant. This passage is selling the Jewish audience on the New Covenant—there won’t be any tears due to the passing of the Old Covenant. It is the Tabernacle from Ezekiel just in different terms.

    The New Jerusalem is the New Covenant.
     
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    OT reference to the New Jerusalem

    The trouble understanding the New Jerusalem is that people just read this verse in isolation with out any OT context. Read Isiah 65: 17 -19 and it is the same verses almost. Clearly the new heaven and new earth is the new covenant as is the New Jerusalem. Even mentions the no more weeping.


    A New Creation
    17 "For I will create a new heaven and a new earth;
    the past events will not be remembered or come to mind.

    18 Then be glad and rejoice forever
    in what I am creating;
    for I will create Jerusalem to be a joy,
    and its people to be a delight.

    19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem
    and be glad in My people.
    The sound of weeping and crying
    will no longer be heard in her.

    I think I'll start a new thread on the New heavens and New Earth which is without question or doubt not a literal new earth, but the new covenant.
     
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    To make a real physical place described so carefully and completely by God's Spirit into some allegory or metaphor shows callous disregard for hermeneutics.

    I am looking forward to the literal fulfillment of that location where I will spend eternity, in the city four-square, made by God, coming to planet earth. Woohoo!!
     
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    John Owen took this view;
    I was surprised when i first saw this....still somewhat uncertain.
     
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    Thus sayest the most esteemed Logos1...

    Kids do say the funniest things.
     
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    What ever happened to interpreting the Bible based upon its 'plain and literal" meaning though?

    What did NO author of sacred NT text record this 'revelation" none ascribing New Jerusalem as code word for New Covenant?
     
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    You dispies are the ultimate hypocrites preaching your method of 'literal interpretation'. Your system is seriously defective right from it's very foundation due to your manmade distinction between the Church and Israel and your crass rejection of the plain lteral rendering of scripture contraiwise:

    14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition,
    15 having abolished in the flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, so making peace; Eph 2

    And the Spirit bade me go with them, making no distinction...Acts 11:12

    and he made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. Acts 15:9

    even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction; Ro 3:22

    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him: Ro 9:12

    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him: Ro 10:12

    where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all. Col 3:11

    There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28

    For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit. 1 Cor 12:13
     
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    plain and literal sense of the terms being used in the Text would be that isreal means isreal, both old and new, while Church means the Church!
     
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    ...and you persist with your crass rejection of the plain lteral rendering of scripture. So don't even mention your bedrock of 'literal interpretation'. Inconsistent is the word for the day for you dispies.

    The scriptures I quoted (which incidentally you never do) you have not addressed. It's plain God makes no distinction (now) between circumcision and uncircumcision, but your whole theology is built upon that premise. Dispensationalism is a house built on sand. Period.
     
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    No, its rather that we have a more powerful view on the greatness of the plans of God for this earth and his redeemed!

    God has 2 peoples, those who inhabit the earth during Jesus return and His ruling directly upon earth, and has a heavenly call for those who are part of the body of Christ, the Church!

    Jewish peoples at time of jesus returning see promises of God fulfilled here on earth, whiel the Church rewards in the heavelies!
     
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    14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition,
    15 having abolished in the flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, so making peace; Eph 2

    And the Spirit bade me go with them, making no distinction...Acts 11:12

    and he made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. Acts 15:9

    even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction; Ro 3:22

    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him: Ro 9:12

    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him: Ro 10:12

    where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all. Col 3:11

    There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28

    For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit. 1 Cor 12:13[/QUOTE]
     
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    It is a metaphor for the Church/New Covenant.
     
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    [/QUOTE]


    You are describing those of us in the Age of Grace who have been accpeted in jesus, part of Body of Christ, the Church

    We just see that the Church did NOT replace nor fulfill all promises made by God to the Jewish peoples, and that for now in Age of grace , Both jews/Gentiles comr thru jesus into the Church..

    Once He returns, than Church age over, go into age of isreal upon earth...
     
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    You would not be having this problem if only you would send in two box-tops, a SASE along with $5.00 for your free Hank Hanegraaff Bible code de-coder ring.
     
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    Question: Do you even have the slightest idea what you are talking about? You being the guy that thinks because the Roman Army sacked the Temple in Jerusalem AD 70 that Jesus has already returned and we are now in the promised Kingdom.
     

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