Resources: life in heaven
- Wed, Feb 03, 2010
No. Angels and human beings are entirely different creatures.
“If there be so certain and glorious a rest for the saints, why is there no more industrious seeking after it? One would think, if a man did but once hear of such unspeakable glory to be obtained, and believed what he heard to be true, he should be transported with the vehemency of his desire after it, and should almost forget to eat and drink, and should care for nothing else, and speak of and inquire after nothing else, but how to get this treasure. And yet people who hear of it daily, and profess to believe it as ...
- Mon, Feb 01, 2010
I think there will be clothes on the New Earth, first because those in Heaven are depicted as wearing robes (e.g. the martyrs in Romans 8). But also because I do not see the New Earth as a reversion to Eden, culturally speaking, but a moving forward that builds on old earth cultures, art, music, inventions, etc. Clothing, and the expression of beauty and art in making and wearing clothing, are an important part of human culture.
Remember too that Adam and Eve, even before the fall, were husband and wife. I’m not sure we can be certain ...
- Thu, Jan 07, 2010
Don’t you think doing the same things we did on Earth will seem rather boring and mundane in the light of being redeemed?
Question from a reader:
I’m reading your book on Heaven but still struggle with Heaven “being the same, only without sin” because I somehow believe we won’t enjoy many of the same things on the New Earth as we do on this Earth. Don’t you think they will seem rather boring and mundane in the light of being redeemed?
Answer from Randy Alcorn:
I think redemption is first and foremost return to a prior state. That’s why I emphasize all the re-words. Now, resurrection, also a re- word, is an improvement on original state, but the ...
- Wed, Jan 06, 2010
Does a person experience emotional healing immediately upon entering God’s presence, or is it a process?
I believe that as finite human beings who will live in space and time, we will go through a never-ending process of learning in Heaven, in that we will learn MORE as time goes on (Eph. 2:7). However, 1 Cor. 13:12 seems to suggest there will be immediate clarity of vision in God’s presence.
The answer is yes, at least to some extent.
In Heaven, we will recall some—likely most or all—of our lives on earth.
This is among the most controversial beliefs I’ve presented in my books, yet there’s clear scriptural evidence for it.