The church is witness both by word and by deed to the new heaven and the new earth in which righteousness dwells.
— from the Confession of Belhar
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.”
— Revelation 21:3-4 (NRSV)