Randy Alcorn's Blog: Heaven

Should Christians Be Spiritual Enough to Not Love God’s Created World?

By Randy Alcorn | July 22, 2016
Shouldn’t we embrace the true biblical teaching of the resurrection and the New Earth and let ourselves and our children be excited about them? First, because it’s true, but with the added plus that it’s wonderful, so much better than we could ever have imagined!

Our Best Life Yet to Come: The New Earth, Our Eternal Home

By Randy Alcorn | June 20, 2016
Imagine you’re part of a NASA team preparing for a five-year mission to Mars. After a period of extensive training, the launch date finally arrives. As the rocket lifts off, one of your fellow astronauts asks, “What do you know about Mars?” Envision shrugging your shoulders and saying, “Nothing. We never talked about it. I guess we’ll find out when we get there.” It’s unthinkable, isn’t it?

Who Will Our Friends Be in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | June 3, 2016
God’s plan doesn’t stop on the New Earth; it continues. God doesn’t abandon His purposes; He extends and fulfills them. Friendships begun on Earth will continue in Heaven, getting richer than ever.

If “No Eye Has Seen,” How Can We Know About Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | May 2, 2016
Years ago when I was working on my book Heaven, a pastor visiting my office asked what I was writing. When I told him, he replied, “Well, since Scripture says ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him,’ what will you be talking about?"

God’s Kingdom . . . and Ours

By Randy Alcorn | April 15, 2016
Establishing God’s Kingdom was never about an immaterial spirit realm. It always concerned the one place in the universe made for mankind, the one place where God’s reign has been disputed: Earth.

The Hope of Heaven: A Conversation with John Piper and Scott Swain

By Randy Alcorn | March 28, 2016
The major Christian creeds state, “I believe in the resurrection of the body.” But I’ve found in many conversations that Christians tend to spiritualize the resurrection of the dead, effectively denying it. Our incorrect thinking about bodily resurrection stems from our failure to understand the environment in which resurrected people will live—the New Earth. 

Managers of Creation

By Randy Alcorn | February 29, 2016
God’s intention for humans was that we would occupy the whole Earth and reign over it, to God’s glory. This reigning, expanding, culture-enriching purpose of God for mankind on Earth was never revoked or abandoned. 

The Reversal Doctrine

By Randy Alcorn | February 19, 2016
Someday this upside-down world will be turned right side up. Nothing in all eternity will turn it back again. If we are wise, we will spend our brief lives on earth positioning ourselves for the turn.

Heavenly Mindedness

By Randy Alcorn | February 12, 2016
Scripture commands us to set our hearts on Heaven: “Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (Col. 3:1). And to make sure we don’t miss the importance of a Heaven-centered life, the next verse says, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things [alone].”