In Revelation 21, John begins to describe the new eternal kingdom. In verse one we read,
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
What do you suppose it means “and there is no longer any sea?” Here are three different ideas:
1. John MacArthur suggests this means that we will no longer have water, that we will no longer need water to exist, that our glorified bodies and all that grows on the earth will be based on a completely different life principle; we will live by the “water of life” (Rev. 22:1, 17), which he suggests is not H20, but is a heavenly water.
2. Others, like Steven Lawson, suggest that “the earth will be restored to its original splendor,” which is an earth without the…
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