Is the new heaven and new earth really all new, or just renewed?
If you are in the "renewed" camp, what scripture do you use to make that interpretation?
Imho, new means new. The following scriptures make this understanding very clear to me.
Isaiah 24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,
And shall totter like a hut;
Its transgression shall be heavy upon it,
And it will fall, and not rise again.
Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Revelation 21:1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away....5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
The first heaven and first earth pass away prior to the new ones being created. This does not apply to the second or third heaven, only the first heaven. The earth falls and does not rise again, nor does it even come to mind. (Btw, that is why the wheat is gathered into the barn at the end of the age. The first earth is destroyed, then the new one is created.)
There are many more scripture, but these are a few that leave no room for a "renewed" earth. It seems to me that those who do not actually believe God created this universe in six literal days also seem to in the renewed camp. What say you?