The Lord has willed that this congregation has fulfilled its purpose in Bourne, TX and no longer meets. Praise be to Him Who wills all that comes to pass. You may find a church home at the Reformed Presbyterian Church of San Antonio. The website is http://rpcsa.org/
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Thinking the New Jerusalem of the book of Revelation has anything to do with the present-day city of Jerusalem leads people into disastrous error -- including the error of believing there are two covenants, one for Jews and one for gentiles, and that Jews don't need to believe in Christ to be saved.
Questions. I listened to this message. I think some questions wound arise normally, after listening to it:
1) If today‚Äôs Jerusalem have nothing to do with the New Jerusalem, what will we do with all the prophesies in the OT, spoken to Jerusalem, about its future glory?
2) It is clear that the New Jerusalem will not occupy all the new earth. Will those other parts of the new earth be habited?
3) The new earth will be the same in measure as this old earth? Is not Rev. 21 and Ezekiel 40-48 suggesting that it will be bigger?
4) If I understood well, the speaker tends to interpret the descriptions of the New Jerusalem in a metaphoric sense. But what if the is more literal description in Rev. 21? What if?
It is not my purpose here to be highly critical, but my impression, after listening to this message, was a grievous one: everything in Rev. 21‚Äôs descriptions in symbolic, and nobody really know how to interpret them. We are left to the interpretations of commentators, which all disagree, so who can know for sure how will be the New Jerusalem? I do not agree at all with this view. I believe that God gave us revelation in order to know, not to guess. I do not believe that everything in the Bible is to be taken literally, as the preacher well explained, but I do not believe that in Rev