Isaiah 65:17 Behold, I will create new heavens and a new
earth. The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
Peter writes, "we are looking forward to a new heaven
and a new earth, the home of righteousness." 2Peter 3:13 And
in Revelation 21:1 John writes, "Then I saw
a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth
had passed away." where it is announced, "Now
the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will
be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will
wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning
or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."Rev
21:3,4 It's something to look forward to.
But what about the idea about the former things not being remembered
after the final judgment? What if that is to be literally true? For example
God says that He will remember our sins no more (Heb 10:17) and
perhaps we ourselves won't remember them either. No memory of our past
faults. No memory either of loved ones cast into the lake of fire. No reason
to sorrow. No painful memories. The old days will be forgotten and a new
chapter in His-story will be written.