Randy Alcorn's Blog: heaven

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].”

What Will My Happiness Look Like in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | January 4, 2016
I think joy in eternity will be the same sort of thing we know as joy and happiness and delight right now. But it will be purified and absolute in the sense that, as Paul says, right now we are “sorrowful yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10).

As a Single Person, Will I Be Second Class in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | October 5, 2015
This question came from a reader: "As a middle aged, never-married, Christian single with no kids, life is lonely. ...How will I fare in Heaven when surrounded by mostly large families where people have their kids, grandkids, many friends, a spouse, etc., and I'm alone?"