26 – Heaven – Fundamental Principles from 1889

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26 – Heaven – Fundamental Principles from 1889


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That these immortalized ones are then taken to heaven, to the New Jerusalem, the Father’s house, in which there are many mansions (John 14:1-3),

(1 Corinthians 15:52-53; Revelation 21:1-2, 22-22:5; John 14:1-3)

where they reign with Christ a thousand years, judging the world and fallen angels, that is, apportioning the punishment to be executed upon them at the close of the one thousand years (Rev. 20:4; 1 Cor. 6:2, 3);

(Revelation 20:1-6; 1 Corinthians 6:1-3)

that during this time the earth lies in a desolate and chaotic condition (Jer. 4:23-27),

(Jeremiah 4:23-27, 25:33)

described, as in the beginning, by the Greek term abussos, “bottomless pit” (Septuagint of Gen. 1:2); and that here Satan is confined during the thousand years (Rev. 20:1, 2), and here finally destroyed (Rev. 20:10; Mal. 4:1);

(Malachi 4:1-3; Revelation 20:9-10)

the theater of the ruin he has wrought in the universe being appropriately made, for a time, his gloomy prison-house, and then the place of his final execution.

(Revelation 20:14-15)