New Heaven and New Earth I read in Rev 21:1 "now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the 1st heaven & the 1st earth had passed away." I always thought God was preparing a place for us and the "streets would be of pure gold," and there would be "gates of solid pearl" or something like that. If there is going to be a new heaven and a new earth, does that mean this place will pass away? Or have the golden streets not happened yet? Revelation is still hard to understand.