Randy Alcorn's Blog: Heaven

Saying Goodbye to Moses

I shared briefly on Facebook what happened a couple of days ago, but wanted to blog about it now and add quite a few other thoughts and links.  
 

Heavenly Minded and of Earthly Good

Over the years, a number of people have told me, “We shouldn’t think about Heaven. We should just think about Jesus.”

Eagerly Anticipating the New Heavens to Come

Astronomy has been my hobby since childhood. Years before I came to know Christ, I was fascinated by the violent collisions of galaxies, explosions of stars, and implosions into neutron stars and black holes.

Signposts of the New Earth

I’ve never been to Heaven, yet I miss it. Eden’s in my blood. The best things of life are souvenirs from Eden, appetizers of the New Earth. There are just enough of them to keep us going but never enough to make us satisfied with the world as it is or ourselves as we are.
 

My Top Five Recommended Books on Heaven

When I was researching Heaven, I read 150 volumes on the subject, many long out-of-print. Since the book came out I’ve read a dozen more.

Does it Dishonor God for Us to Long for Reunion with Loved Ones?

Believers periodically tell me versions of the following: “We shouldn’t be thinking about reunion with loved ones, or the joys of Heaven. We should only be thinking about being united with Christ, who is our only treasure.” 

Questions in Light of Heaven

We’ll have eternity to celebrate great victories on the old Earth, but we have only this brief window of opportunity now to win those victories. As missionary C. T. Studd said, “Only one life, ’twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.”