It is.I realize you don't see the fire as being literal. But you do say they would feel regret. And besides, we have this passage to consider.
Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I would think this is meaning the LOF.It is. But the context is different than the context of Rev 21:4. The context of Rev 21:4 is in terms of there being no more physical death and no more people on the earth being in pain, crying and so on. Notice it says the former things are passed away. There is no crying in the LOF fire now as no one has been cast there yet. So, the former things include physical death, physical pain, crying and sorrow that people experience in this lifetime on the earth. It has nothing to do with people being in the lake of fire.I would think wailing would be the same thing as crying.
Right. I guess I didn't need to point that out to you, after all.The point is, obviously the context of Revelation 21:4 is not applicable to Matthew 13:50.
Of course, but those outside the city are said to be in the lake of fire. But you somehow have them roaming around on the new earth. I just don't get that at all.The point being...since there is clearly an exception to the no more crying, then there can be an exception for the one's outside of the city. IOW, just like I've been saying, Revelation 21:4 is meaning in relation to those inside of the city, not outside of the city.
I disagree. I believe it teaches that the sun would endure through all generations (Psalm 72:5) which means it will endure until the end of the age but at that point it will cease to exist. The following says "the sun shall be no more".Something else that comes to mind. Since Scripture clearly teaches there will be a sun forever,
Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. 20Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
The light we have at that point will come directly from God Himself. God Himself will light everything up on the new earth so there will be no need for the sun.then how do you explain there is no need for the sun inside of the city, if this is not a literal city, so to speak?
Tell me how a literal earthly city could be "the bride, the Lamb's wife" (Rev 21:9).I'm sensing you don't see it being a literal city,
No, it does not have to be a literal city unless you can explain how a literal earthly city can be "the bride, the Lamb's wife" rather than the church being "the bride, the Lamb's wife". We will inherit the entire new earth and we will not have any need for the sun because "the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof".but it has to be if there is no need for the sun there, yet there is still a sun.
Probably. Or maybe there's a few others but that's about it.What I'm starting to wonder tho, and I'm probably the only person in the entire world who sees this as a possibility
Please tell me why that would be the case and where that is taught in scripture? Would the gospel need to be preached to people forever and people would be getting saved forever? What about those who were not saved? Would they eventually be cast into the lake of fire? If so where does scripture speak of that? I'm not sure how you come up with these things.but I'm beginning to wonder that perhaps life and death continues outside of the city forever.
There will be no need for the sun on the new earth. The glory of God and the Lamb will provide all the light we need and as I've pointed out scripture teaches that only the righteous will inherit the new earth. This idea of the wicked living on the new earth cannot be supported by scripture.Otherwise, as an example, what is the need for the sun, since it's clearly not needed inside the city?