Will there be nation boundaries on the New Earth?
First of all, we do know that there will be different nations represented on the New Earth, because Revelation says the kings of the nations will bring their tribute, splendor, and glory into the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:24, 26). Randy writes, “There will be not one nation but many.” He shares some additional thoughts in this video.
Randy also shares this reminder: “The redemption of mankind and the earth will include the redemption of human relationships and the uniting of different people groups in Christ. Racist groups that purport to be Christian are the opposite of Christian. There will be no racial prejudice in Heaven. There will be no illusions of racial or national superiority, no disputes over borders.”
So if indeed there are various locations where different nations dwell, “borders” or “boundaries” might just represent geographical separation but certainly won’t represent a desire to keep people out or away. Randy writes, “We’ll never try to keep people out. We’ll welcome them in, exercising hospitality to every traveler. Peace on Earth will be rooted in our common ruler, Christ the King, who alone is the source of ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased’ (Luke 2:14, NASB).”
Stephanie Anderson is the communications and graphics specialist at Eternal Perspective Ministries.