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"In the Bible 'new' can be understood in two ways (1) total replacement; (2) renovation of the old. Usually for the idea of replacement, the word neos 'brand new' is used. The word kainos connotes a sense of massive change in essence and quality. It comes closer to the idea of renovation."    - Allan J. McNicol ; The Conversion of the Nations, p. 71

"Wherefore also he drove him out of paradise and removed him far from the tree of life, not because He envied him the tree of life, as some dare assert, but because He pitied him and desired that he should not be immortal and the evil interminable and irremediable."    - Iraneaus of Lyons (182 A.D.) ; Against Heresies

"For Jesus, the kingdom of God is not primarily about the dead, but about the living, not primarily about life after death, but about life in this world."    - Borg, Marcus J.; Crossan, John Dominic ; The Last Week

In the end and consummation of the Universe all are to be restored into their original harmonious state, and we all shall be made one body and be united once more into a perfect man and the prayer of our Savior shall be fulfilled that all may be one.    - St. Jerome, (331-420) ; To Avitus

"Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”    - Jesus ; Matthew 11.4-6

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’  For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.    - Jesus ; Matthew 9.12

Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.    - Peter ; Acts 3.21

Most of the New Testament was written by a former terrorist who helped to murder numerous Christians.    - Keith Giles ;

You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

   - Jesus ; Matthew 5.14

Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,  so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.    - Paul ; Philippians 2.9-11

For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But in this order: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For he “has put everything under his feet.”  Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.    - Paul ; 1 Corinthians 15.22-28

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,   “See, the home of God is among mortals.   He will dwell with them as their God;   they will be his peoples,   and God himself will be with them;    - John ; Revelation 21.3

You have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God, and they will reign on earth.    - John ; Revelation 21.3

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.    - Jesus ; Matthew 5.5

As for those who hear my words but do not keep them, I do not condemn them. For I did not come to condemn the world, but to heal the world.    - Jesus ; John 12.47

To be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.    - Paul ; Ephesians 1.10

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