Randy Alcorn's Blog: Heaven
- Fri, Jun 05, 2015
After the first edition of my book Heaven, this question was one of the most frequently asked. It’s worth considering.
- Wed, May 27, 2015
Sexual relations existed before the Fall and were not the product of sin and the Curse; they were God’s original and perfect design. Because the lifting of the Curse will normally restore what God originally made, we would expect sex to be part of that. However, Christ appears to have made it clear that people in Heaven wouldn’t be married to each other.
- Wed, May 06, 2015
One of the common questions about Heaven I’ve heard over the years is, “Do people in Heaven know what's presently happening on earth?” In an interview with Pastor Todd Wagner, I share more thoughts related to this question.
- Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Nanci and I recently returned from The Gospel Coalition’s 2015 National Conference in Orlando. We had a wonderful time at the conference, where we joined 6,000 others from all over the world to focus on Jesus and the New Heavens and New Earth.
- Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Life in the present Heaven (which theologians call the “intermediate” Heaven) is “better by far” than living here on Earth under the curse (Phil. 1:23). But it’s not our final destination.
- Wed, Apr 15, 2015
In Mere Christianity Lewis lamented that we haven’t been trained to want Heaven: "Our whole education tends to fix our minds on this world. …when the real want for Heaven is present in us, we do not recognize it. Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world."
- Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Imagine someone takes you to a party. You see a few friends there, enjoy a couple of good conversations, a little laughter, and some decent appetizers. The party’s all right, but you keep hoping it will get better. Give it another hour, and maybe it will. Suddenly, your friend says, “I need to take you home.”
- Wed, Mar 04, 2015
The term “bucket list” was popularized by the 2007 movie of that name. It’s an inventory of things people want to do before they “kick the bucket.” The idea is, since our time on earth is limited, if something is important for us to do, we have to do it now, because this is our only chance to do it.