Randy Alcorn's Blog: Heaven
Sunday morning, March 7, I was with Greg Laurie and Harvest Fellowship in Riverside, California. Greg interviewed me about Heaven, and evil and suffering, and we opened the Word together. We did something similar last Thursday night in Orange County.
- Wed, Oct 07, 2009
There are many stories of men who faithfully served Jesus and shared the gospel, despite never seeing any of the fruit from his efforts for many years.
While we may never seem to see any results from serving the Lord here on Earth, Malachi 3:16-18 is a remarkable passage that tells us God is watching and is documenting the faithful deeds of his children on Earth.
Why does God take some people to Heaven prematurely—before it seems He should—and others so late when they are old and in such pain?
Isaiah 55 says God's thoughts are higher than ours. He has purposes we can't comprehend.
Will we desire relationships in Heaven with anyone except God?
Genesis 2:18: The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him."
- Wed, Jul 01, 2009
With the deaths of several celebrities on the forefront of people's minds, I want to focus this week's question and answer on Heaven. Because the reality is, as human beings, we all have a terminal disease called mortality. The current death rate is 100 percent. Unless Christ returns soon, we’re all going to die. We don’t like to think about death; yet, worldwide, 3 people die every second, 180 every minute, and nearly 11,000 every hour.
People often ask me whether animals will be in Heaven. Their second question is whether they’ll ever see their pets again. To some people, these are merely sentimental questions. To others, they are very important. Children especially want to know the answers. What do we tell them when they ask?
- Mon, Apr 13, 2009
Readers might like to check out this article about Randy, which appeared on the front page of The Oregonian newspaper on Easter Sunday. The online version of the article, which focused on Randy's beliefs about Heaven, is followed by several comments, many of which are quite hostile. "I think this reflects the anti-Christian mood in this area of the country," Randy said about the comments. "The level of intolerance of pro-tolerance people is sometimes amazing."
Here are a few excerpts from the story:
On Easter, Christians celebrate their conviction that Jesus was resurrected and is preparing a place for ...