The Heaven Which is Called the Abode of the Blessed
It is clear that a certain (“somewhere”) will remain for the abodes of the Blessed as well as the Damned after the destruction of this earth (inasmuch as a complete annihilation of the earth lies in the future without the possibility of its changing for the better. (See the last Chapter of Book V.) “For all of us must needs appear in person before the tribunal of God so as to report what each has done in the flesh and whether this was good or evil.” There will be a question, therefore, of “where.” Will it be above or below the so-called Starry Heavens?
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