About

Image 2bAbout Don

I am a resident of Southern California. While growing up I attended church because of my parents and later to be with my friends. I was taught to be good and to help people but by my senior year in high school a close friend was clearly a better student and also kinder to other people. Yet, he was an agnostic; this left me questioning the meaning of being a Christian since he was living a better human life than I was. In college I wondered about the cycle of human life (birth, growth, school, job, marriage – then another generation starts the same cycle) and whether it had a goal.

I studied engineering at UCLA. When I was in graduate school there I met a group of Christians who spoke about God’s purpose. Some of what they emphasized was man created in God’s image (Gen. 1:26) and man placed in front of the tree of life (Gen. 2:8-9) to receive God as his life and thereby be able to express God through humanity. Although man fell into sin and death, God came in the man Jesus to die for man’s redemption, solving all the problems between man and God. After death Jesus rose to impart life into (to regenerate) all who believe into Him, that is, all who receive Him. By this redemption and regeneration, God can carry out His original desire to live in and be expressed through man.

I have been an active Christian since graduate school, a life that also included a career as an engineer, and being a husband, father, and grandfather. At present, I read the Bible and Christian books, meet with other Christians from home to home, support the Christian Students Club at California State University Northridge, am involved in other Christian activities, and do some hiking in local hills.

About This Blog

There are many points of correspondence between the statement of God’s purpose in Genesis 1–2 and the consummation of God’s revelation in Revelation 21–22. The tree of life and the river of life are both in these two portions of God’s word. These two portions of the Bible also have gold, precious stones, and a husband and wife.

This blog focuses on the bride, the holy city, the New Jerusalem, as revealed in Revelation 21–22. The blog began by focusing on New Testament verses related to Revelation 21–22. Later I went into the parallels between these two chapters and verses in the Old Testament. Now I am looking at specific topics through the New Testament or through the Bible to their consummation in New Jerusalem.

You are welcome to say hello, to comment, or to ask questions on this page or on my posts. You may also email me: newjerusalem@socal.rr.com.

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19 Comments

  1. Don,

    I got your comment from my blog. Thanks for reading! I am trying to get into the habit of blogging and eventually hope to be able to deliver some good content. By all means feel free to link to my blog. It is good to see more and more blogging on the Bible.

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  2. Brother Don,
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Please feel free to link to my blog!

    Much grace,
    Danielle 🙂

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  3. Leon Dean

     /  December 2, 2011

    Don,

    I also received your comment on my blog. Please link and keep blogging.
    Jesus is Lord!

    Leon

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  4. Hi Brother Don,

    I also received your comment on my blog, please feel free to link on my blog. 🙂

    Praise the Lord!
    Pauline

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  5. Hi brother Don,
    I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, because I appreciate that your blog focuses on the goal of our Christian life – the New Jerusalem! May the Lord’s Word run swiftly through this blog and many others!
    http://andreasnest.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/versatile-blogger-award/

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  6. This is a very interesting subject for a blog and one I have not put a lot of study into. I look forward to reading more. 🙂

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    • Justin, thanks for visiting. While you read, concentrate on the verses and pray for the Lord to enlighten you. What He says is much, much more important than what I say.

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  7. Praise the Lord!
    Thanks for reading some of my posts.. Actually, I am not a good writer and I am new in blogging. What I want for my blog is to share to other fellow partakers of Christ to also partake of what I have partook in Him.
    Greetings from church in Iligan City, Philippines!

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  8. Amen brother Don. May the Lord greatly bless your blog
    -mike

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  9. Hi – I enjoyed perusing your blog about the new Jerusalem… great topic and great content!

    If you are interested, I’ve written an article about the new Jerusalem, it is here: http://manatthecoffeeshop.net/studies/new_city_jerusalem__the_144000

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    • Hello John. Thanks for your invitation. I looked at your post but due to its length I have not yet read it completely. I will respond in a few more days.

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  10. Great blog, Don. All the articles I’ve read are very illuminating, and all of the post titles look fascinating. For 2000 years these things have not been so clear. By considering the world situation, it seems like we are at the end of the age. The angel told Daniel that the meaning of some of the things he saw would be shut up and sealed until the time of the end; maybe it’s like that with New Jerusalem. Anyway, thanks for opening these things up.

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  11. Pat

     /  April 8, 2016

    Greetings from Murfreesboro TN. Came across your blog today and have been nourished and encouraged by your portion! Praise Him

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  12. Thank you Don for your visit and kind comment, It’s very uplifting to see so many Christians online while churches in the west are closing down, the Lord is still on his throne and He has all things under control. God bless you, my new brother in Christ Jesus 🙂

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    • Yes, He is still on the throne. We can’t always see His purpose in the world events but we know He is King of kings. Eventually we will see how He worked everything for His purpose.

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  13. Bonjours Don, J’ai lut quelque message de votre blog et je vais continuer a lire vos messages car je sais qu’ils vont m’aider pour la ville. Il y a tellement a découvrir nous avons juste besoin d’être vivifier et dynamiser pour parcourir la trés belle ville et beaucoup d’expérience du Christ alors j’encourage a faire tout comme moi l’appel de son nom de tout notre coeur et de manière audible car quiconque invoque son nom il le sauve a l’extrême.
    Ô Seigneur Jésus, Ô Seigneur Jésus, Ô Seigneur Jésus Merci Seigneur et Roi.
    Que sont nom soit sanctifié !

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