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Does the “until now” in Romans 8:22 mean that the creation's groans have ended?

There is no difference in meaning whatsoever between the two translations of that verse: "the present time" means exactly the same as "until now". The verse following shows that ...
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Why did God institute marriage at Creation if Jesus states that there is none at the resurrection?

God, foreknowing that Adam would sin and ruin humanity and foreknowing that Christ would redeem those who believe, established marriage in the garden of Eden prior to the fall of man, the entrance of ...
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Why did God institute marriage at Creation if Jesus states that there is none at the resurrection?

The New Creation is not merely a return to this Creation. No, it goes above and beyond it! No more will we be able to sin. God won't merely visit the earth as he sometimes visited and walked in the ...
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Is heaven the eternal home of all faithful worshippers of God?

Jesus promised his followers that he would give them eternal life (John 17:2-3). He also said that he was going to leave them in order to prepare a place for them. There is no question in the minds of ...
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According to reformed theology, who or what will the saints reign over in eternity?

Reformed thinkers commonly say that Christians will rule with God, particularly Christ, over all the new creation. Wayne Grudem references this passage and simply says: We shall also have ...
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Why did God institute marriage at Creation if Jesus states that there is none at the resurrection?

Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. Note that the text does not say "in the New Heaven" or "in the new ...
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Can we conclude that there is food and drink in heaven because Jesus ate and drank after the resurrection?

At the last supper Jesus said: But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. (Matt. 26:29) The ...
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How can Jesus rule the earth during the second coming, if he is only in Jerusalem?

Put aside the question of whether the Jerusalem which Jesus will enter and rule from is: 1) The Jerusalem we know (but fixed up) 2) A new physical city that descends fully built from Heaven, as ...
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Is heaven the eternal home of all faithful worshippers of God?

The Bible makes it clear that the resurrection of believers has not yet occurred, meaning that the bodies of deceased believers are still in the grave (1 Corinthians 15:50-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)....
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses teach about resurrection, marriage and reproducing on the paradise earth?

The latest Jehovah's Witness view on whether people who live during the millennium on a paradise earth will be able to marry and have children is based on a new understanding of what Jesus said to the ...
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Why did God institute marriage at Creation if Jesus states that there is none at the resurrection?

The best answer is sometimes the simplest. God established marriage so that people would not be alone. Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper ...
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Why did God institute marriage at Creation if Jesus states that there is none at the resurrection?

I'm surprised none of the answers touch on what is obvious, staring us in the face in the creation account itself about God's plan for the whole humanity, Gen 1:26-28 (CSB): Then God said, “Let us ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that some people will live eternally on earth?

Hebrews 11:5 - By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses teach about resurrection, marriage and reproducing on the paradise earth?

In one of their official publications was the subject 'Marriage'; five pages on came this sub-heading - 'Marriage and the Resurrection'. I quote it in full: A group of Jesus' opponents who did not ...
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According to premillennialism, are the nations in the New Earth still procreating?

In the historicist framework of Ellis Skolfield, Christ returns at the last trumpet (the seventh trumpet) and the time of the new Earth is immediately ushered in. The righteous receive their new ...
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What is an overview of scriptures about the nature and location of The New Heaven and The New Earth that John saw in Rev 21:1?

This is an interesting question that encompasses the entire Bible. Gen 1 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Revelation 21 1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the ...
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What did Thomas Aquinas teach about the renewal of the world after judgement and what kinds of bodies will be renewed?

Corruptible ("decay-able") bodies don't remain. Summa Theologica suppl. q. 91 a. 5 = Super Sent. lib. 4 d. 48 q. 2 a. 5. By "they" at the end of the corpus of the article, St. ...
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Does Catholicism teach a physical 'New Earth' or is it only a state of mind?

This section of the Catholic Catechism addresses this issue. VI. Hope of the New Heaven and the New Earth 1042 At the end of time, the Kingdom of God will come in its fullness. After the ...
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What will New Earth, New Heavens and New Jerusalem really be like according to Catholicism?

The best Catholic commentary on St. John's Apocalypse, Fr. Herman Kramer's The Book of Destiny, says this about Apoc. 21:1-2: Verse 1 The prediction voiced at the blowing of the seventh trumpet (XI. ...
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Where do Saints go after we return with Jesus (Pentecostal perspective)

I'm not aware of a distinctive Pentecostal perspective on this that differs from any other literal, futurist interpretation. I believe that all such persons become part of Christ's worldwide ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that some people will live eternally on earth?

The Apocalypse speaks of a reign on the earth: "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and ...
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