And answered ?I myself am Heaven and Hell??Heaven but the vision of fulfilled desire. And Hell the shadow of a soul on fire.? In other words, not the kind of place but the kind of people in it, makes Heaven or Hell. Crane, Religion of Tomorrow, 341 ? ?The earth is but a breeding ground from which God intends to populate the whole universe. After death, the soul goes to that place which God has prepared as its home. In the resurrection they ?neither marry nor are given in marriage?
( <402220>Matthew 22:20) = ours is the only generative planet. There is no reproduction hereafter. To incorporate himself into the race, the Father must come to the reproductive planet.?
Dean Stanley: ?Till death us part! So speaks the heart When each repeats to each the words of doom; Through blessing and through curse, For better and for worse, We will be one till that dread hour shall come. Life, with its myriad grasp, Our yearning souls shall clasp, By ceaseless love and still expectant wonder, In bonds that shall endure, Indestructibly sure, Till God in death shall part our paths asunder. Till death us join! O voice yet more divine, That to the broken heart breathes hope sublime; Through lonely hours and shattered powers, We still are one despite of change or time. Death, with his healing hand, Shall once more knit the band, Which needs but that one link which none may sever; Till through the only Good, Heard, felt and understood, Our life in God shall make us one forever.?
(b) Is this earth to be the heaven of the saints? We answer:
First, that the earth is to be purified by fire and perhaps prepared to be the abode of the saints although, this last is not rendered certain by the Scriptures.
<450819> Romans 8:19-23 ? ?For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body?; <610312>2 Peter 3:12, 13 ? ?looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness?;
<662101> Revelation 21:1 ? ?And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the
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