Thanks for all the information, and I am certainly not disputing any of it. It is just that it is best for me to see Heaven, my eternal home, as being a great, majestic place without trying to get into the details. It seems their will be too many believers to live in the garden setup like Adam and Eve. As a side note, what if you hate doing yard work.
1. Re: "too many believers"... methinks you have misunderstood something here. The original, physical Garden of Eden isn't going to be remade.
The entire physical earth is going to be remade and I'm suggesting that it will transcend the beauty and splendor of the original Garden and Eden, i.e., the whole earth will reflect God's creative genius and glory.
2. Re: "hating yard work"...
Since there will be no hatred, not even a dislike of anything, I think you have nothing to worry about.
Are you saying that present Heaven will be transposed into the new earth(which suggests the 'renewed' landscape of earth as we know it) or vice versa.
As I mentioned previously, the word 'heaven' can have different meanings, e.g., that place apart from the terrestrial earth where birds and other flying creatures travel. Or, it can mean the dwelling place of God, which is a rather interesting concept since God is infinite. But the physical creation, e.g., the earth isn't going to become heaven nor is heaven, that spiritual realm going to be transposed into a physical earth. They are two separate things.
Is current Heaven a physical location or in the realm of the spiritual.
Can the same question be asked of Hell? If in the realm of spiritual, will Hell remain in the spiritual realm? If not, where will Hell be located at in relation to the 'new earth'?
My understanding of Hell is that of a special place totally separate from heaven and earth; old or new. It is inaccessible to any created being except for those who are sentenced to spend eternity there. Further, it is a 'spiritual realm', yet I believe Scripture teaches that those destined for Hell will have a body which will suffer eternal torment no less than the soul. Details are sketchy
and I'm not one to get into foolish speculation. What I do know with all certainty, Hell isn't what I'm looking forward to, thanks be to God and Christ Jesus who suffered its pangs for me.