If that is what God is going to do, then that is what will happen. And then I will see it clearly and will be joyful. Same with you if it unfolds some other way. That is the main thing. The restoration of all things. No sin. No sinners. No sorrow. No decay. No loss. No pain or anger or confusion. That too is something we can not imagine as to what the reality will be like, to live with God in His kingdom. But just think of this---having gone through all that we go through here on earth----how great will be our rejoicing and our gratitude. And maybe that is one reason it happened the way it did from the beginning. So we can truly see the glory of God and truly be eternally, deeply grateful. I can't say of course what God's purpose was when He put that serpent in the garden, but I can see that result in the people He redeems. We will see His glory and we love Him with a true and pure love and will worship all the more for having gone through this long and hard journey on our way to our true Home.Good points all. After the body of Christ is raptured, I believe the difference is that the Lord Jesus Christ will rule on this earth with a physical people (the nation of Israel - Jews). During that time (1000 years) it will once again be a physical people so doing what Christ says will be required, and won't it be easy with Him sitting on the Throne? I think that's a step forward in the physical kingdom. Then there will be turning the other cheek, etc.