John on Patmos Gustave Doré 1832-1883 Source: Dore Bible Gallery Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.


Many scholars today teach that the phrase ‘…The New Heavens and a New Earth…’ should be taken literally, and will involve the future destruction by fire of the existing ‘Heavens and Earth’.

In my opinion, the ‘…New Heavens and a New Earth…’ referred to the Covenantal transition that took place when Old Covenant Israel was replaced by the New Covenant in AD 70, and does not pertain to the end of time or the end of the world as we know it. Read More>>