Randy Alcorn's Blog: eternity

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?

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?"

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.

A Happy Invitation to Invest in Eternity

By Randy Alcorn | December 18, 2015
At Eternal Perspective Ministries, we’re dedicated to investing in eternity and joyfully helping others do the same. This perspective is the heartbeat behind all we do.

Why an Eternal Perspective Changes Everything

By Randy Alcorn | July 10, 2015
Most of us see no further than the horizons of this world. To correct our shortsightedness, God prescribes a vision correction that allows us to look through the lens of eternity. 

Eternity Set in Our Hearts

By Randy Alcorn | June 8, 2015
Look around you at all those people walking the streets, working in offices, standing in lines, sitting in restaurants. They search for something, anything, to fill the raging emptiness within. Their instincts tell them “something’s missing, there has to be more.” And they’re absolutely right. Something is missing.

The Thrill of Seeing Christ Face-to-Face

By Randy Alcorn | January 23, 2015
The most exhilarating experiences on Earth, such as white-water rafting, skydiving, or extreme sports, will seem tame compared to the thrill of seeing Jesus. 

Live for the Line, Not the Dot

By Randy Alcorn | December 17, 2014
I think of our lives in terms of a dot and a line, signifying two phases. Our present life on earth is the dot. It begins. It ends. It’s brief.