Resources: heaven

Food in Aslan's Country

By Randy Alcorn | August 28, 2013
In this clip Randy explains several verses that are often misused to try to argue that we will have no need for things such as eating and drinking in Heaven. He finishes with an excerpt from C.S. Lewis' "The Last Battle," which describes how the food in Aslan's Country (a representation of Heaven) is far better than anything tasted on this earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Can we only worship God on our knees?

By Randy Alcorn | August 28, 2013
Wayne Grudem in his "Systematic Theology" wonders why so many Christians insist on understanding the descriptions of Heaven symbolically. In this clip Randy quotes Grudem to make the point that enjoying things like eating and drinking, bike rides, etc. in this life are not wrong. So why would it be wrong to do those things in the life to come? Will we spend every moment in Heaven worshiping God on our knees? Or can we ride bikes in Heaven to the glory of God just as we can here on this earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

When "Eating and Drinking" in Heaven is Over-Spiritualized

By Randy Alcorn | August 28, 2013
In other clips, Randy points to our aversion to thinking we will really eat and drink in Heaven, but here Randy shows an example of the over-spiritualization of eating and drinking from the NLT translation of Luke 14:15. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Why Life Now Matters

By Randy Alcorn | August 28, 2013
It is easy to think what we do on this earth doesn't matter because Heaven is unearthly. But Randy suggests that our whole perspective on the importance of things now changes when we understand the reality of the New Earth. Suddenly, things in this life such as trees, laughter and service matter because this life is the beginning of a life that will continue without end on the New Earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Individual Selves Worth Saving

By Randy Alcorn | July 10, 2013
We shouldn't think that in Heaven we will lose our individuality and be absorbed into some mystical "All" as Buddhism believes. To make this point, Randy quotes Bruce Milne who asserts that the individual selves that were worth God saving through Christ will continue in the life to come. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Revelation 21:1 - "There was no longer any sea."

By Randy Alcorn | July 10, 2013
What does it mean that there will no longer be any sea? Randy quotes Charles Spurgeon who asserts that this must have a spiritual meaning. The sea separates nations and to the ancients it was fearsome. It represented danger and death. So in the world to come there will be no division or danger like the sea represented. We shouldn't interpret it as "How sad - no more fun times at the beach." This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Will heaven have streets of gold like the New Jerusalem?

By Randy Alcorn | July 10, 2013
Randy explains that Scripture doesn't give us many details about things outside of the New Jerusalem. But it does seem to indicate that there are many nations and many people on the the New Earth living outside the New Jerusalem. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Revelation 21:1 - 'There was no longer any sea.'

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
What does it mean that there will no longer be any sea? Randy quotes Charles Spurgeon who asserts that this must have a spiritual meaning. The sea separates nations and to the ancients it was fearsome. It represented danger and death. So in the world to come there will be no division or danger like the sea represented. We shouldn't interpret it as "How sad - no more fun times at the beach." This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Heaven: Our Perfect Country, City, Home

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Heaven is described in Scripture as a country, a city and our home. But we often transfer our negative feelings toward these three things in this life onto our concept of heaven. In this video Randy encourages us to not let our present understandings color our view of heaven. Heaven will be perfect - all of the good with none of the bad. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

Will we all live in the New Jerusalem?

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Some wonder if on the New Earth all the redeemed will live within the New Jerusalem or if some will live among the nations surrounding the city. Randy shares some thoughts regarding this question and makes some helpful distinctions. He ends by reassuring that we will be completely fulfilled wherever we live. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.