Re: New Heaven New Earth. New or Renewed?
What you are saying is bad hermeneutics. Mark says plainly, "The stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven ... Heaven and earth shall pass away." (Mark 13:25-31)
Originally Posted by randyk
You are taking a bite out of the sentence and saying that part is "very literal." Then you take another section of the same sentence and say that it's "symbolic." However, the text is either literal or symbolic - not both. You're going to have to be more consistent, dont you think Randy?
"Your name and renown
is the desire of our hearts."