N. T. Wright, theologian and author wrote:
“In the Western tradition particularly, we Christians have always thought the name of the game was to leave earth and go to heaven instead, but that’s simply a parody. To be sure, there is much about earth as it is at the moment, which is sad, dark, gloomy, and evil. We want to be rid of all that, and to be with God instead. But the whole point of the biblical revelation is that the God who made heaven and earth together in the first place is going to renew them, so that the end of the whole story will not be heaven by itself, but God’s new heaven and new earth.”
I agree completely with this thesis. Anything else seems half-baked, half-done and half-finished. A complete re-make of heaven and earth seems to be the best possible answer and solution. I plan on staying right here and getting dibs on a spot on the other side of the Pond when everything is remodeled.
“When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” Jesus