Christy…here I was all ready to spout off and you stole my thunder! Only you said it more concisely than I would have…
My biggest thing is that most people still talk about us living in heaven! Reading Revelation is so clear about us living in New Jerusalem which is floating above the New Earth.
I suspect we will have a “city” home in NJ (not New Jersey! Oh No!) with a “weekend” or “Instantaneous transport to” cottage in the woods or by the beach, whatever!
Then if you really get the urge, flicker off to Saturn or the Pleiades to visit some the Aliens that have surbived thier own “biblical” times and are enjoing thier everlasting life with Elohim (by another name - hah!)
CS Lewis in Perelandra, and Out of the Silent Planet has the right idea.
But an even better one is “No Man In Eden” by HL Myra. I read it when it first came out in 1975 and was flabbergasted! The first Christian “Science Fiction” I had read since Lewis.
Yet it was strongly objected to by the powers that be (church that is). “Unscriptural hockey puck!” as one of the pastors said when I broached the subject.
I have always felt our minds are not stupide, and we can certainly conjecture the future, even though it will be so much better and beyond what we think. So saying we shouldn’t conjecture up those kind of thoughts is just another way of repressing something out of fear our tender minds will be riven from the straight and narrow.
Conjecture on! Bless you all!