If you’re like me, you’ve been confused before by a little verse toward the end of Revelation.
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.” ~Revelation 21:1 (NKJV)
No more sea? What is that all about? Mark Driscoll has an interesting suggestion:
“It says in there, there will be no sea. Sea is what separates people. That’s how we get our concept of nations and continents.
In the new creation, in Heaven there will be no sea. There will be no nations. There will be no divisions between people. What has particularly, in this day, kept people from being with one another was the distance of the sea. In that day, if you wanted to travel, it was precarious and it was dangerous to travel because of the sea.
In Heaven, we can go anywhere. There will be no sea. If you want to go somewhere in God’s new, great creation, you can go there. Some of you are explorers. You’re adventurers. You like to climb. You like to hike. You like to be about exploration and adventure. It’s ‘cause God made you for dominion.
And in his new creation, you’ll get to continue to do those things. There will be no sea.”