A question was brought up in another thread and was off-topic so I thought I would start a new thread.
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
This scripture reminded me of something Brother Stroud taught on the Evening With Friends podcast. As I understood it, he said that the earth would transition from a water-based telestial world to a fire-based terrestrial world. There would still be beautiful scenery and water, but it would be different. There would be a spiritual component to it. I thought of how Spencer described water in the spirit world. It didn't leave you wet, etc. Perhaps that is what water will be like in a terrestrial world. I'd love any insights or corrections. Maybe Brother Stroud wants to weigh in???