One would have thought that both Saint John the Revelator, along with the Holy Spirit who inspired him, would include all three regarding re-creation:
Haggai 2:6 For thus says the LORD of hosts: Once again, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land
Acts 4:24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, "Sovereign Lord, who did make the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them,
25 who by the mouth of our father David, Your servant, did say by the Holy Spirit: 'Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth set themselves in array, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed' --
27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against Your Holy Servant Jesus, whom You did anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
28 to do whatever Your hand and thy plan had predestined to take place.
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to thy servants to speak Your word with all boldness,
30 while You stretch out Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus."
31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.
32 Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common [so was such an example of mandatory-and-involuntary, pseudo-"christian," Leninist/Marxist/Obominte, communistic socialism - enforced by "The Government?"].
Acts 14:15 "Men, why are you doing this? We also are men, of like nature with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
Revelation 10:5 And the angel whom I saw standing on sea and land lifted up his right hand to heaven
Revelation 10:6 and swore by Him who lives forever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there should be no more delay,
Revelation 10:7 but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God, as He announced to His servants the prophets, should be fulfilled.
So, what did John and the Holy Spirit who inspired his New-Testament book of Revelation have against surfing, submarines, deep-sea scuba diving, offshore drilling, ocean liners, swordfish and blue marlin and barracuda, coral reefs, whales and porpoises, icebergs, and much more...by writing in the following seemingly-lamentable words:
Revelation 21:1 (RSV) Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Perhaps it was a translation error into English?
Revelation 21:1 (KJV) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Revelation 21:1 (Darby) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea exists no more.
Revelation 21:1 (JP) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Revelation 21:1 (KJ21) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no more sea.
Revelation 21:1 (LIT) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea no longer is.
Revelation 21:1 (WEY) And I saw a new Heaven and a new earth; for the first Heaven and the first earth were gone, and the sea no longer exists.
NO....I guess not.
"....and there was no more sea..." are the all-agreed-upon words conveying the same sea-less meaning.
Even the waterbody type indicated below appears lacking (although certainly better than nothing at all):
Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Whether as large as the Amazon or Mississippi rivers, such still leaves much to be desired...compared to the mighty can't-see-across-to-the-other-side oceans of planet Earth.
So WHY the omission of oceans and the immense and extensive bountiful beauty of them in The New World?
Are lakes - large or smaller - also absent as a mere non-included pleasant memory of the past - never to be seen again?
It has been said in Scripture:
First Corinthians 2:9 But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him..."
...yet, even that does not seem to help much.
One can easily understand why the old and polluted oceans and seas were done away with when the heavens and earth are burned up and dissolve with a loud noise and fervent heat:
Second Peter 3:5 They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago, and an earth formed out of water and by means of water,
6 through which the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.
7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist have been stored up for [matter-vs-antimatter?] fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as [but NOT equivalent to] one day.
9 The Lord is not slow about His promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
10 But The Day of the Lord [after The Millennium] will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the [mass=energy nucleonic-particle?] elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,
12 waiting for and speeding up the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a dead man [ish!], and every living thing died that was in the sea [super-stinko!].
Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead in it [yuck!], Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and all were judged by what they had done.
It is inherently illogical and non-sensical to purport that Christ the Creator sinned by initially and sadistically making something evil - namely, three-fourth of the globe covered with oceanic water, being that:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters (i.e. oceans, or seas?].
9 And God said, "Let the the waters (i.e. oceans, or seas?] under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.
10 God called the dry land Earth, and the the waters (i.e. oceans, or seas?] that were gathered together He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
20 And God said, "Let the the waters (i.e. oceans, or seas?] bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens."
21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters (i.e. oceans, or seas?] swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its [non-evolved!] kind. And God saw that it was good.
28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
31 And God saw everything that he had made, and hey, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day [Heb yom, and when such is qualified by an ordinal number (like: 6th) and by the Hebrew idiomatic phrase: "....and there was evening and there was morning..." it ALWAYS and ONLY means a 24-hour period - with or without the Sun around as a time measurer].
Certainly, John the Revelator had ample opportunity - being exiled on some remote island in the Mediterranean Sea or wherever - to have an increasing disdain and hostility...perhaps even phobia....about being trapped and isolated on all sides with no-end-in-sight sea water around him:
Revelation 1:9 I John, your brother, who share with you in Jesus the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
And the oceanic waters and seas are no place to build stable and lasting residential housing:
Matthew 7:24 "Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock;
Matthew 7:26 And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
Matthew 7:27 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
Nor is it plausible to presume that either or both John the Revelator and The Holy Spirit who inspired him were paranoid about the historically-dangerous capacity and characteristics of violent wind-or-earthquake-drivn seas and oceans concerning recorded maritime turbulence and frightening fatal disasters:
Genesis 7:4 For in seven days I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground."
Genesis 7:23 He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.
Exodus 14:28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the [Red] sea; not so much as one of them remained.
Jonah 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,
2 saying, "I called to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You did hear my voice.
3 For You did throw me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood was round about me; all Your waves and Your billows passed over me.
4 Then I said, 'I am thrown out of Your presence; how shall I again look upon Your holy temple?'
5 The waters closed in over me, the deep was round about me; weeds were wrapped about my head
6 at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet You did bring up my life from the Pit, Oh LORD my God.
7 When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple.
Matthew 8:25 And they went and woke Him, saying, "Save, Lord; we are perishing."
Luke 8:24 And they went and woke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they ceased, and there was a calm.
Matthew 18:6 ....but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Mark 9:42 Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
Hebrews 11:29 By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land; but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned.
But still.....no future oceans nor seas - whatsoever [mentioned]?
IF you or I were clairvoyant or psychic or some kind of a prophet, how would we fare if we communicated our prediction to others?
Would they believe us? If they did take us seriously, would they question and/or threaten us as [purportedly] "being a public nuisance" or "engaging in anti-socially-disruptive conspiracy?"
Let's imagine a few historically-recorded scenarios most of us are familiar with.
You or I approach the Shipmaster of the ill-fated Titanic:
YOU or I: "Sir, I foresee that your oceanliner, the Titanic is going to sink on its maiden voyage."
SHIPMASTER: "Others should hear this, son. Wait here, while I call them."
The Shipmaster calls the police, and when they arrive, he continues:
SHIPMASTER: "This guy threatened to sabotage my oceanliner, and commit mass genocide on the high seas.
COPS: "Is that so, son?"
YOU or I: "No sirs. I am merely making a prediction."
COPS: "How did you find out about this? Who told you that that will happen?"
YOU or I: "God revealed it to me in a dream last night."
SHIPMASTER: "How could that happen? Will it collide with another ship? It has compartmentalized hull sections. If one or two develop a puncture leak, they can individually be sealed off."
YOU or I: "It will collide with an iceberg in the thick fog, and the ship coming up on it too fast will make a collision unavoidable, causing the ship to tear against the iceberg a massive horizontal rip across a substantial portion of the underside, resulting in an excessive number of compartments to consecutively flood in a very short time, causing the entire ship to increasingly weigh down and sink."
SHIPMASTER: "And when is all this supposed to happen?"
You or I phone the Dallas Chief of Police on the morning of November 22 1963
YOU or I: "Hello, I am calling to inform you that the President of the United States will be assassinated today."
CHIEF: "Are you joking, son? It sounds like you are making a terroristic threat! Who are you? Where did you get that info? Who gave it to you? When and where would all that happen?"
YOU or I: "A pro-Castro former Marine is going to take his rifle up into the Texas Book Depository around noontime, and fire at the President through an open window, causing a couple of fatal neck and head wounds, murdering the President...but then he himself will be lethally shot in the stomach during underground transport from jail to jail shortly thereafter."
CHIEF: "And who would do those killings?"
YOU or I "Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby, respectively."
The nearest office of the Park Rangers is called
YOU or I: "Hi, this is me. Sometime today, Mount St Helen is going to volcanically explode, leveling trees and scattering ash for miles. I recommend you take immediate emergency measures to evacuate everyone from the area."
You or I phone the State Department, and a secretary answers
YOU or I: "I'd like to inform you that a certain guy with the last name of Atta with a Saudi passport is going to try to enter the United States through customs. The man intends to eventually attend pilot school in Florida, buy a boxcutter, board a plane, hijack it by cutting the throats of the flight attendents and pilots, and drive it into a New York City Trade Tower - a horrendous and unprecedented tragedy resulting in the deaths of 3000 people."
SECRETARY: "I'll transfer. Please hold."
YOU or I [to the head honcho at the Florida flight school]:
YOU or I: "Howdy. One of your students, a guy with the name Atta, plans to graduate from your flight school, then afterwards buy a boxcutter, board a plane, hijack it by cutting the throats of the flight attendants and pilots, then drive it into a New York City Trade Tower, causing the deaths of 3000 people."
HEAD HONCHO: "Who are you, and where did you get that information? Give me your name and number, so I can call you back about this. Sorry, but I'm kind of busy at the moment, but I'll get back to you on this right away."
You or I phone [the] boxcutter-supply hardware store:
YOU or I: Hello, a man by the name of Atta is going to come into your store, buy a boxcutter, board a plane, hijack it by cutting the throats of the flight attendants and pilots thereon, then drive the jet by himself into a New York City Trade Tower, demolishing it and causing the deaths of 3000 people."
STORE MANAGER: "Could you please wait and let me put you on hold? I am swamped with customers at the moment, but I should get back to you in a few minutes."
You or I phone the airport ticket office at the airport:
YOU or I: "Hi there. An arab guy with the name Atta is going to try to buy a plane ticket there today. He will be carrying a boxcutter with which he plans to cut the throats of the flight attendants and pilots, then drive the jet himself into a New York City Trade Tower, destroying it and causing the death of 3000 people." RECEPTIONIST: "Let me transfer you to security. Please hold."
Q: In a harem-type polygamous situation (similar to those having occurred in the Old Testament and qualified in the New), where a man either has more than one State-licensed wife at a time (as in Middle-Eastern and African countries) or has a State-registered wife plus a common-law concubine (secondary-status spouse), or two non-licensed concubines, and a child is born by either the legally-registered wife or the common-law concubine spouse, what is the relation of the other woman (not the birth woman) to the child?
A: She is the child's "step-mom" - not "birth mom."