Bible Readings: Revelation 21 and 22

Today, read Revelation chapters 21 and 22.

[Revelation 21]
{21:1} I saw the new heaven and the new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more.

Heaven and earth pass away, and are replaced by a new heaven and a new earth. The new earth is no longer in a fallen state. The new heaven is suitable for the resurrected just, body and soul; the first heaven was designed for the souls of the just, but not for their bodies.

The “sea” is Purgatory, a great sea of souls. Purgatory is no longer needed because people no longer sin, and death is no more.

{22:5} And night shall be no more. And they will not need the light of a lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate them. And they shall reign forever and ever.

This completes my Bible reading project, to read the whole New Testament in a year. Grace and peace to everyone who participated, in one way or another.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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4 Responses to Bible Readings: Revelation 21 and 22

  1. Bob Lewis says:

    So now it appears that we will have to wait for 15 April 2022 just over 6 years from now and there will not be another recurrence of these dates after that until 2033. So that pretty much solidifies that date as to when it will finally occur. I am shocked that this was not the year as even the Pope was cooperating with his declaration of the jubilee year of Mercy. But it appears that this was also in error. I get the need for people to repent early, but this is getting to be like the boy who cried wolf. Pretty soon nobody will believe it when he cries wolf and the wolf is really there. Thanks for the recent journey through Revelation and we will continue waiting for another 6+ years.

    • Ron Conte says:

      I’m not sure if 2022 is the only possible date. There are some other possibilities. Let’s wait and see what happens this year.

  2. Theresa says:

    The world is in a downward spiral… Morality is declining…. The threat of nuclear war is imminent…. We will self-destruct if there is not an intervention soon. Perhaps the timing is off…boy, 2022…”when conditions are at their worst”…I shudder to think….

  3. Michael says:

    Have faith .God’s ways are not our way’s.Do not dispair if all does not fall into place as we expect or hope.Remember God’s great love for us all,good & bad alike is this not what Easter is all I say again ,have faith & do not dispair.God bless…

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