There are confused people who do not understand the concept of inclusion and universalism. They argue that no evil will ever enter the new Jerusalem.
As such to them, evil will be eradicated and as such only certain people will be saved.
The problem with this kind of thinking is that they think the new Jerusalem is an actual place.
How many times must we tell you what John said and saw in Revelation is symbolic?
The new Jerusalem is not heaven. It’s a covenant.
This is Paul said.
Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants.
Now in the YLT.
which things are allegorized, for these are the two covenants:
Covenants are different from contracts. A contract is an agreement between two parties.
A covenant on the other hand is different. A contract exchanges one good for another, while a covenant is giving oneself to the other.
God gave himself to us. The whole humanity. Not just Christians. A covenant is entered without the need of you doing anything. It is also independent from anything you do or who you are. Christians or otherwise.
I have therefore a problem with people who teach certain people will be annihilated, condemned and left behind.
The new Jerusalem is here.