mankind impatiently desire that the divine being would display himself to his creatures,
agreeably to that expectation and persuasion I have, that I shall not labour in vain; but as I always have, so I shall still glorify Christ in my body, whether it be by life or by death: for if I live, I live to Christ;
beloved, we are now the sons of God, tho' it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know, that when this change shall be, his immediate presence will give us a divine resemblance.
When the son of man shall come in his majesty, accompanied with all his holy angels, he shall sit upon the throne of his glory.
but must reside in heaven, till the time of the restitution of all things, of which God has spoken from the beginning by the mouth of his holy prophets.
and not only they, but even those who have the first fruits of the spirit, even we our selves do inwardly groan for the fruit of our adoption, by the deliverance of our body from corruption.
Since then this whole system is to be destroyed, how holy should your conduct be, and how ardent your piety?
Afterwards I saw a new heaven, and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were vanished; and there was no more sea .